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hi @k scharf, thanks for the kind words. here’s what we have on our product page…
“Great for general usage, we use them for standard 22 AWG solid-core breadboarding wire and 26 AWG stranded ribbon cable, sometimes for other thin wires like thicker wire wrap. They sometimes don’t work so well for 30 AWG – that’s the trade off with the basic tools. If you need precision, high repeatability and extra comfortable rubber grips check out our professional wire strippers from Hakko”
I had exactly the same problem. Fortunately, it is an easy one to solve. (I am assuming you are talking about the 30 – 20 AWG strippers with the little plier tip and orange handles?).
I used an abrasive disk in my Dremel tool to grind down the jaws of the little pliers at the end of the strippers (very carefully!) untill I got a good strip on my 30 AWG wire. By the way, I hardly use 30AWG WW wire because it is too fragile. 28 AWG is much better for point-to-point wiring.