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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
I wouldn't buy again but if you have here is some advice....
[[VIDEOID:c5d6f6a10925ee404f206e22a8a7f227]] I agree with most complaints that there is absolutely no instructions and my recommendation is don't buy it. Spend a couple extra $$ for one that has instructions.. I figured it out but it was kinda a hassle. It worked for my RG-6 cable and I do so very little stripping (okay - no comments from the peanut gallery) that i'll keep it. I still don't know what all the number markings are for.
I did find one video on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HklEpKcTfI) and uploaded my own...
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Works, but does not come with instructions.
By jason birkett
Should come with instructions. I had to guess and look up on the internet how to use this stripper. There are four sizes on the adjustable opening but they're not clearly labeled. I was stripping quad shield RG6, so i guessed and used the largest opening. I got it to make clean cuts, but I also had to adjust the blades using the included allen wrench to get the depth of the two cuts correct. It needs to cut deep enough but not too deep. Again I had to guess at how to set these and do several practice cuts to get it right.
That said, I can't fault the operation of the device, I got good clean cuts once I got it set up correctly. I did take away a star for the lack of instructions. I'm not a professional, just a home hobbyist, so some guidance would have been appreciated.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful. See all 230 customer reviews...
Works great if you use it properly and for only $4.
$20 or $4? I picked $4 from Cable-Direct-Online. My first try I wasn't so certain I had picked correctly. I watched a video of someone showing how to use such a tool. He said he liked to press it on the cable first. That gave almost acceptable.results but it cut too much insulation and shredded it slightly. Then I tried just letting the spring do the work, placing it on the cable and rotation it in the direction that pulled the blades around the cable rather than pushing. A few spins and I had a perfect trim. I can't imagine what I could have gotten with a $20 tool that looks just like this one. I am very pleased with this tool and the compression tool I bought from Cable-Direct and would recommend it highly.