Utility tools: Klein Tools introduces the Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper, which is forged from the company’s U.S.-made proprietary steel and four times stronger than traditional Klein wire strippers. The breakthrough design of the American-made Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper (Cat. No. K12055) stems from many of the same processes used in the production of Klein Tools’ industry-leading pliers.
Starting with the heritage of our forged Klein pliers, the Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper is designed specifically for stripping, cutting, and twisting 10-18 AWG solid and 12-20 AWG stranded wire. The stripping holes are precision-ground and the cutting knives are induction-hardened for longer life. Another unique feature is the thicker, knurled jaw that can twist up to three wires at a time.
“We are confident that the tried-and-true process used to make Klein Tools pliers will be just as successful bringing strength and durability to our wire strippers,” says David Klein, associate director of product management at Klein Tools. “Wire strippers are used in tough situations and can take a beating over the years. Forging them in the best steel available means they will be around for years to come – and might even last as long as your Klein Tools pliers!”
The Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper has a hot-riveted joint to ensure smooth action and no handle wobble. It also has 6-32 and 8-32 bolt shearing holes and Klein-Kurve™ comfort grip handles.
About Klein Tools
Since 1857, Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the No. 1 choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople.