Cable Stripper Tool

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the most basic tools in the cable installer kit is the cable stripper. Next to other more-expensive, highly technical tools and testers, the cable stripper may be taken for granted.
Despite its simplicity and basic job it performs, the cable stripper tool has improved over time, and now accommodates for different types of cables, including coaxial, fiber-optic, and unshielded twisted-pair (utp). This tool also offers control and safety, which are both important qualities in a tool.
Stripping can be a hassle. Without the right cable stripper, one can cut too deep and damage the cable. Replacing the cable stripper with a razor knife opens the door to both the possibility of injuries and too deep a cut in the jacket that will result in having to cut off the cable edge and starting over.
Now day, not all cable strippers are made equal. Some may be designed for a specific cable type, while others include attachments for different cables. Before purchasing a cable stripper, determine what type of cables it is needed for.
Selecting a good cable stripper tool can, in the long run, save time and help avoiding hurt fingers, not to mention increase the control the installer has over the results of stripping.