Updated: May 2
As we all know in the BMS industry a good set of wire cutters are tremendously indispensable for a technician. In this post I will cover the top three wire cutters/ strippers for the BMS professional.
IRWIN VISE-GRIP 2078309 Wire Stripper
This handy wire stripper is great because it combines four tools into one handy stripper: wire cutter, wire stripper, wire crimper and pliers. This is a very versatile multitool that will work with wire gauges from 10 to 22AWG, crimps insulated and non-insulated terminals, and cuts bolts to size with a perfect lead thread. It has a needle nose plier tip which can also be used for pulling, looping wire and prying. Click picture for pricing.
2. Klein Tools 11055KLE Cable Stripper
These heavy-duty professional wire strippers can be used for stripping, cutting and looping 10 to 18 AWG solid and 12 to 20 AWG stranded cables. Amazingly, it is strong enough that you can also cut 6-32 and 8-32 screws. The curve handle makes it great for tight areas which is crucial for the BMS industry. Click picture for pricing.
3. Klein Tools 21010-6-SEN Free-Fall Snip, Scraper, File, Serrated Blades
Maybe the most underrated stripper tool out there for the BMS professional is the Free-Fall Electrician Scissors. These high carbon steel blades maintain blade durability and sharpness for years to come. They will cut cordage, cable and wire sizes 19 AWG and 23 AWG. Serrated teeth allow for non-slip cutting action for those pesky materials and easy stripping of materials. The extended handle provides comfort and cutting leverage for wire cutting applications. This simple and compact tool is a great addition for the up and coming BMS technician all the way up to the seasoned professional. Click