Wire Strippers

What are wire strippers?
Wire strippers are a hand-held tool designed to remove insulation or outer sheath from electrical wires. There are various types available from stripping the cable to cutting copper and conduit. Each is made with high-quality components to produce the best wire stripper tool for your application.


What are they also known as?



  • Cable Strippers

  • Cable wire strippers



Why would you need wire strippers?
Wire strippers are an essential tool for any electrician or mechanical engineer. Wire strippers create a neat and tidy cut to reveal wires, ready to be soldered or have a connector attached.


What are the different types? 



  • Adjustable stripper; self-adjusting stripper with the ability to crimp, strip and snip wires. Designed with precision and made to last.
    Triple action wire stripper; Professional heavy-duty cable strippers with unique spiral-cutting facility rotary, linear or spiral cut. These tools embody unique spiral-strip selector for hard-to-strip insulations like butyl and rubber.

  • Wire stripper pliers; V-shaped stripping jaws for removing plastic insulation from single and multicore conductors. Available with VDE handles

  • Sheath stripper; Simple rotary action cutter and stripper perfect for 2-core and 3-core mains cables and leads. Produces safe ring-of-cut for outer and inner insulation on all types of flexible cable

  • Pistol wire stripper; Wire stripper with a self-adjusting blade, compound stripping action plus it grips and strips in on the motion

  • Automatic wire stripper; Cuts and strips insulation from a range of wire sizes in one operation. A single squeeze of handles opens and closes the synchronised jaws and strips insulation clean

  • Manual wire stripper; Made for regular use across various applications offers a spring loaded self-opening handle and safety lock.

  • Steel armoured cable stripper; Ideal for slitting the corrugated copper, steel or aluminium armour layer on fibre feeder, central tube, stranded loose tube fibre optic cables and other armoured cables.



Who would use a wire stripper?
Wire strippers are primarily used by electricians or mechanics but are equally at home in any DIY toolbox.



What wire stripping range is available?

We offer wire stripper tools capable of stripping from 0 mm² to 50 mm²


Application Information:


We offer a variety of wire strippers in various styles. Ideal for electrical cable installations, telecommunications and DIY applications


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Description Price Cable Type Stripping Range Minimum Size Maximum Size Overall Length Series Type Materials Cut
RS Stock No. 613-044
BrandRS PRO
£11.85
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Round 0.2 → 6mm 0.2mm 6mm 170mm - - -
RS Stock No. 262-0151
BrandRS PRO
£23.49
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Round 4.5 → 29mm 4.5mm 29mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 663-617
BrandRS PRO
£30.37
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PVC Wire 8 → 22AWG 8AWG 8AWG 165mm - - -
RS Stock No. 540-1515
BrandRS PRO
£16.52
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Stranded 0.13 → 2.07mm² 0.4mm² 1.3mm² 155mm - - -
RS Stock No. 540-1509
BrandRS PRO
£16.24
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Solid 0.2 → 0.8mm 0.2mm 0.8mm 155mm - - -
RS Stock No. 541-7015
BrandRS PRO
£20.01
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Round 4.5 → 26mm 4.5mm 26mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 382-2847
BrandRS PRO
£34.76
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- 0.08 → 2.5mm² 0.08mm² 2.5mm² - - - -
RS Stock No. 763-9800
BrandRS PRO
£36.73
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PVC Wire Maximum of 1.5mm - 1.5mm² 156mm - - -
RS Stock No. 243-257
BrandRS PRO
£56.06
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Flat, Round 10 → 24AWG 24AWG 10AWG 197mm - - -
RS Stock No. 663-437
BrandRS PRO
£12.44
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Flexible, Mains Maximum of 9mm - 9mm 90mm - - -
RS Stock No. 763-9804
BrandRS PRO
£36.73
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PVC Wire 27 → 10AWG 0.08mm² 6mm² 203mm - - -
RS Stock No. 542-3357
BrandRS PRO
£38.94
Each
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Standard 1 → 3.2mm 1mm 3.2mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 540-1492
BrandRS PRO
£20.65
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Solid 0.8 → 2.6mm 0.8mm 2.6mm 155mm - - -
RS Stock No. 181-373
BrandRS PRO
£17.38
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Twisted Pair 3 → 11mm 3mm 11mm 90mm - - -
RS Stock No. 262-0173
BrandRS PRO
£31.91
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Round 19 → 40mm 19mm 40mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 556-950
BrandRS PRO
£14.75
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Audio, Data, Fibre Optic Maximum of 11mm - 11mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 556-231
BrandRS PRO
£5.02
Each
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Flat, Multi Conductor, Round 3.2 → 9mm 3.2mm 9mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 542-6508
BrandRS PRO
£28.66
Each
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Coaxial Maximum of 8.2mm - 8.2mm 120mm - - -
RS Stock No. 548-142
BrandRS PRO
£55.44
Each
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Coaxial 3 → 10.5mm 3mm 10.5mm 97mm - - -
RS Stock No. 663-370
BrandRS PRO
£18.45
Each
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Coaxial 3 → 9mm 3mm 9mm - RG59 - -
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