I know that Wire Strippers aren’t exactly a new item. For most of us, they were probable one of the first tools we had in our bags. But, there are strippers and then there are strippers. That brings us to this week’s Cool Tool, Croc’s Needle Nose Wire Strippers.
I know that Wire Strippers aren’t exactly a new item. For most of us, they were probable one of the first tools we had in our bags.
But, there are strippers and then there are strippers.
Check out @purple_lightning__ demoing his Croc’s!
Why are Croc’s the best wire strippers?
Croc’s were designed with their NMSC stripper located at the very end right behind the needle nose. Why is this important?
Ask yourself, how many times a year do you or your people have to strip NMSC inside a box and how much cable is wasted because they have to stretch it outside the box to make a clean strip.
Inches quickly turn into feet when you work hundreds or thousands of boxes a year. Check prices and you’ll see the point. Little things do mean a lot.
When you look at a pair of Croc’s for the first time, you can’t help but notice the gentile hourglass shape of the grips. The shaping of the grips closely mirrors that of the palm of your hand. Meaning a more comfortable grip that causes less hand fatigue. Not only are the grips designed for comfort and added leverage they are glow in the dark. This is an obvious advantage in those dim light situations that we, as electricians, often find ourselves in.
- They are needle nosed so there is no swapping back and forth with pliers.
- The NMSC strippers have been moved toward the tip to make it easier to work in tight spaces.
- The cutter blades have been enlarged and given a concave design to make cutting easier.
- They will strip anything from number 10 down to number 22 AWG making them, pretty much, one size fits all.
- You can mount a V-Cutter for stripping NMSC Cable without damaging the wire insulators.
- They even have a Barrel Sleeve Crimper built into them just below the pivot for maximum leverage.
All in all, Croc’s are the ultimate tool for wire stripping ease.
Croc’s Jr. Heir to the Throne
If Croc’s are the king then Croc’s Junior is the heir apparent. They have virtually all of the same features as their daddy except for the Barrel Crimper, but in a smaller, easier to carry package.
They have the same, super comfortable, ergonomic grips, massive cutters and actually a slightly larger stripping rang being built to strip number 8 wires where as the original Croc’s stop at number 10. If you have smaller hands or spend a lot of time in tight spaces they may be your best choice.
The Best Wire Strippers on the market?
Of course, this is just one of the features that set Croc’s Needle Nose Wire Strippers apart from everyday strippers.
Here are a few others that have helped them become known as the best strippers on the market.
- Stripes conductors from a number 10 all the way down to 22 AWG (Telephone Wire); so no more big stripper, small strippers cluttering your bag.
- Serrated needle nose jaws are perfect for tweaking and working in tight places.
- Large cutting blades making cuts easier with less fiddling for position.
- Glow in the dark handles for working in dim light like crawl spaces.
- Ergonomic grips for less hand fatigue on big jobs.
- Barrel Sleeve crimper near the pivot point giving you more leverage when you need it.
When a tool is going to be in hand as much if not more than any other; it pays to buy the best thought out, built and designed you can find. For wire strippers that is hands down, Croc’s Needle Nose Wire Strippers.
Pick up a pair and you can tell, they were designed by people that not only sell tools but have used them day in and day out, giving them an insight that other tool makers don’t possess. Pick a pair of these up today for every man on your crews.
Until next time keep the coffee hot and the beer cold.
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