Todd at Project Farm is at it again. This time, he turns his expert testing eye toward 9 pairs of wire strippers.
He tests the wire strippers for knife sharpness, force required to cut through aluminum wire, screw cutter precision and sharpness, and wire insulator removal performance. He also compared self-adjusting wire strippers for performance.
Not surprisingly, the well-regarded Knipex strippers performed the best, but they cost $50. At $14, the Irwin brand was an impressive second.
One of the many admirable things about Todd’s videos is that he always buys the tools he tests to remove any bias (or appearance of bias).
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