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Klein Kurve Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper 8-18 AWG


Klein has a remarkably deep bench of hand tools with over one hundred fifty types of pliers alone. More than fifty of those are strippers/cutters/crimpers. Today, I have one of the brand’s newest additions, the Klein Kurve Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper. The “Kurve” moniker is a stylized reference to the curve in one of the asymmetric handles designed for comfort and leverage. This wire stripper is an upgraded version of the K12055,…


Klein Kurve Wire Stripper Crimper – 1019


It seems like every couple of weeks we’ve got a new set of wire strippers to look at, and they’re all generally coming from one of two companies. Some of the new models we receive will emphasize ergonomics, some emphasize an improved range of stripping gauges, and some emphasize an effort at improving manufacturing and materials… the list goes on. It sort of makes you wonder how many times this particular wheel can be…


Klein-Kurve Dual NM K1412 Wire Strippers Review


There’s something about having good hand tools. When you’ve got them, you never want to go back to anything less, and when you don’t have them, they really make an impact when you finally get to a point where you can put your hands on something that’s really designed well and performs perfectly for the job at hand. When we decided to rewire a two-story 1920 home in our neighborhood, it was obvious that the job would…


Klein Tools Long Nose Wire Stripper Crimper Review


Everyone knows that Klein Tools is no slouch in the tool-making business, but the question for multi-function tools always revolves around whether the tool can perform each of its functions as well as a dedicated tool would. Today, I’ve got just such a tool in the brand new Klein Tools Long Nose Wire Stripper Crimper. But its name doesn’t quite give it the full credit for all the functions it performs. Let’s take a closer look…


Klein Pocket Knives Enter the Market


Meet the New Klein Pocket Knives and Utility Knives Tough new designs and features specifically for the electrician are what the new line of knives from Klein is all about. The Klein Pocket Knives include 5 models, all equipped with 440A stainless steel blades, dual thumb studs for one-handed opening, and a pocket clip. The expansion also includes a wide range of utility knives including two new designs and three existing knives with improved…


Klein Hybrid Pliers with Crimper


It’s clear that working efficiently is the key to happy customers and more invoices. But ways to streamline our work don’t always jump out at us when we’ve always done it that way. I have a tool pouch with wire strippers/cutters, pliers, crimpers, and maybe some screw shears. How much more efficient can I be? Well, quite a bit as it turns out. With the help of the new Klein Hybrid Pliers with Crimper, I can drop another tool…


Klein J2068C Pliers Review


When Klein offered to send me their new All Purpose Pliers (model J2068C), it took me on a trip down memory lane. When I was in college, I took an electronics course as part of my engineering degree that introduced me to stripping and cutting electrical wire. I did so with an Weller that was barely more than a high-hinged pair of scissors with a square notch cut between the two blades. This low-tech device taught me all about…


Klein 11063W Katapult Wire Stripper/Cutter Preview


The Klein 11063W Katapult Wire Strippers are built for repeatability. If you’re continually stripping the same wire size, then the 11063W Katapult is a tool you really want to look at. It seems like a really quick way to strip wire quickly and efficiently. It’s a bit more sophisticated than the Klein Kurve wire strippers, allowing for a more automatic wire stripping function. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS Klein 11063W Katapult Wire…