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Small Multitool w/ Wire Strippers

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by OsirisProtocol, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. OsirisProtocol

    OsirisProtocol Empty Pockets

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    Massive Edit:
    I found a deal on a LM Surge in Black Oxide that I couldn't pass up so I opted for that over the Swiss Tool.

    While I wait for the Surge I got to thinking about a smaller tool for wire stripping that would be a little quicker to work with than the Surge would be. Sticking with LM initially I found the Squirt ES4. I would probably mod one with different scissors as that seems to be a common problem on them. That said are there any other multitools out there with a wire stripper setup like the Squirt that I may have missed from another brand? Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. Loc-Nar

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    I know SOG makes a multitool with swappable tools (wire stripper being one of them), but if your looking to save on space the Leatherman may be your best bet. If your looking for a dedicated wire stripper, I've always used Klein tools for my electrical needs.


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    It really depends on what you want them for. I have a lot if different wire strippers. Working on a house, audio speakers, circuit board, ethernet cable, automotive, cattle fencing, etc., they all have a preferred tool. The ES4, SOG Powertool and SOG Kilowatt have all worked well for me . But my "just in case" wire stripper is always a folding utility knife with a blade just sharp enough to cut through the insulation.
     
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    I never found the Sog Kilowatt to be very practical. I use the Leatherman Squirt ES4. It is actually quite useful. I wish they made it in a little larger size, maybe like the Juice. I have looked high and low for a decent wire stripping tool to compliment my Surge. The Squirt helps me out in a pinch. I always have my Kliens in the truck for real electrical tasks.


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  5. OsirisProtocol

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    I ended up ordering the ES4. Definitely wanted to stick with something a little smaller although if LM did make a model in a Juice size I'd be all for it. Thanks for the feedback guys!
     
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    I've carried the ES4 for almost 2 years very handy we use small gauge wire on our equipment at work down to down to size 22.