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  1. Miloš Radovanović on June 23, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Probably not the best, but I use this one.
    http://www.apogeekits.com/images/wire_strippers_200-003.jpg

  2. Chuck Norris on June 23, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    As a professional electronics engineer, the 1st strippers are by far the best, you obviously know jack-shit.

  3. guilherme on June 23, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    you did not adjusted the fisrt wire stripper correctly.. It is the silver ball on the back. It adjust the pressure but you have to twist many times to adjust throughout all of the wire sizes.

  4. ArcanePath360 on June 23, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks a lot. Same here, had the automotive strippers and now I’m doing electronics they’re just not up to it

  5. Paul Frederick on June 23, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    The genuine brand of auto strippers, that first pair that you binned, is called Speedex. Just in case you ever want to try that type again. I’m not sure if they’re even made anymore. I do see some Speedex style copies around today. Auto strippers are pretty handy when doing confined cabinet work. Your "adafruit" type, which folks I know call T5s, after the Ideal brand model (yellow handles), are the preferred general purpose strippers. You can get them in different wire size ranges.

    Those cheap adjustable strippers you have are so cheap people usually buy a few, then set each pair up to strip a specific wire size. That is the only practical way to use them.

  6. DanielTseng100 on June 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    you could have used your fingers to stop the wire from moving in the first wire stripper….. or add some hot glue. c’mon, be creative! where’s your maker spirit?

  7. Raafee Khan on June 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    you can fix the first one, just add material to grip the cables? 2-3 mm worth of material

  8. Charles Sporky on June 23, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Sure beats using a pocket knife!!

  9. Eye Toldyoosso on June 23, 2022 at 11:31 pm
  10. Zachary Igielman on June 23, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Great video Alex! Well done! I’ve had similar trouble with automatic, been using knives ever since. Getting the cheaper but decent ones now, thanks!

  11. Rich M-Smith on June 23, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    You just got a fake of the dinosaur wire stripper. Same ones are sold here in $2 shops and they are all like that. Pay a bit more for a real one and they are great.

  12. tasmedic on June 23, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Not at all sure why they didn’t just put a wing nut on the second set, would have made them much easier to adjust. I have some similar, with a loose wheel on the handle which can be quickly turned to set for different conductor sizes. It even has the conductor sizes marked on the wheel. Easy!

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