PTS 4 WIRE STRIP­PERS

£15.80 ● RS Com­po­nents (uk.rs-on­line.com) Rating: ★ ★ ★

LRO (UK) - - Used & Abused -

There’s a huge choice of wire strip­pers on the mar­ket, priced from a few quid to three fig­ures. At the bot­tom end you have pli­ers-type tools where you guess how much pres­sure to ap­ply, and can strip the in­ner cop­per if you get it wrong. Then at the top end you have com­plex so­lu­tions with a dif­fer­ent hole for each core size – great if you know the size of your wire’s core.

Be­tween them you have the PTS4 ‘Duck­bill’ style, which can han­dle wires from 0.2mm2 to 4mm2 in the same ori­fice. They ap­ply just enough pres­sure to strip the in­su­la­tion with­out dam­ag­ing the wire. They strug­gle with slip­pery PTFE in­su­la­tion and get snagged up on coax, but for most car wiring they’re great. VER­DICT: An in­ex­pen­sive and re­li­able so­lu­tion to strip­ping car wires.

CLUBS TSAR

30 YEARS

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