Model # 45-025

Internet #202276237

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Ideal Lil' Ripper Stripper


Lil' Ripper Stripper

  • Slip-resistant molded elastomer grip
  • Quickly rips, cuts and strips the outer jacket of NM cables
  • Twist-Assist tightens wing style twist-on connectors
$499 /each
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Product Overview

This multi-function tool will do the 5 things necessary to prepare NM type cables for termination. Easy to use with a comfortable slip resistant molded elastomer grip, this cable ripper will cleanly and quickly rip, cut and strip the outer jacket of NM cable. Accu-Loop looping holes provide the perfect loop for screw-on devices and the Twist-Assist wire connector wrench at the end of the tool makes fast work of tightening most wing style twist-on connectors.

  • Slitting blade rips outer jacket of NM cable cleanly and quickly
  • Flat blade clips outer sheathing to remove excess wire jacket
  • V-notch strips outer jacketing off inner wires
  • Wire stripping length guide on side of tool
  • Fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and won't weigh down your tool belt
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Warranty limited solely to repair or replacement; no warranty of merchantability, fitness, for a particular purpose or consequential damages.

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Customer Questions & Answers

How to strip UF cable with this tool?

There instruction is not clear on how to use it.
Asked by: Sue
just insert and slide in
Answered by: Sebastian
Date published: 2016-08-13

is this for UF cable or only for romex?

Asked by: Hg
Hg it is design for Romex or NM cable not UF. Ron at
Answered by: Ron Kipper
Date published: 2016-04-30
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Customer Reviews

Lil' Ripper Stripper is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased one of these to remove the outer jacket from some long pieces of 12 gauge romex when ... I purchased one of these to remove the outer jacket from some long pieces of 12 gauge romex when I was unable to find my old cable ripper. It worked great making the slice down the cable. I also played around with it and removed some insulation off a single conductor of 12 awg copper and that function works too; I will add I prefer my other strippers I've used for years. The ability to use it to tighten wire nuts is nice to have and the wire bending hole worked too. I wasn't that impressed with it's cable sheath cutter and will probably use the methods I've used for years. For the home owner/DIYer this is an inexpensive tool to obtain for working with electrical cable and for the price, I give it my recommendation.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this lil dude is great I have used this frequently for around 4 years. Works great for removing the jacket from NM cable, and once you get the technique down you can strip and bend without nicks no problem. No it can't do that as good as a full set of electrical tools, but its the one tool I always have with me (in case I forget one of the others!) Came back to get a backup because the holes for bending wire are wearing out on mine. if they had metal inserts for these this tool would be perfect.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best wiring tool I found for a DIY homeowner. This is the Best tool I found for ripping, stripping and snipping outer jackets of electrical wire. There is no other tool better than this to remove the jacket from Romex cables/wires, without damage to wires: and that is what I mostly use it for, even though all the other features are great.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A safe and effective way to remove the insulation off NM cable (Romex) This tool works extremely well. Use it with training classes of 16 students to terminate receptacles and switches.This tool provides a safe way to remove and cut the insulated jacket form NM cable. Using utility knives cause accidental cuts to students fingers, but by using this tool it has stopped the accidents. It also works to remove the conductor insulation as well. Like the design work that went into making this tool. As a electrical instructor I recommend this tool for safe lab assignments.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless tool It's supposed to do 5 things: 1. Rip the NM sheathing - Poor: You have to push like crazy. The ripping nub must not to be very sharp. I prefer to nick the sheathing about 1/2" from the end. (You will strip that much anyhow, so you don't need to worry about nicking the insulation). Then I just pull the sheathing down the cable with linesman pliers. It rips as you do that. 2. Clips. It's easier to do that with the cutters on linesman pliers 3. Strips. Ok, but I'd rather use the plier-like strippers that have a spot for each different gauge of wire. Less likely to nick the wire. 4. Loops. That works ok, but others have pointed out that the tool is a little flimsy in that area. 5. Twists. Ok, so the Romex is in the box and I want to twist two wires together. This tool is designed to do that by rotating the Romex - not the wires. Kind of hard to do with the Romex in the box - and only works if you are twisting wires which are in the same piece of Romex. Summary: This is a worthless tool. I'm taking it back.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great inexpensive way to cut wire. I used this on cutting the sleeve on 12-2,14-2 and 14-3 wire and does a great job.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from you get what you pay for the price is great .. but it just doesnt do the job, spend the money on a good quality one, i tried this product and was disapointed and never used it again
Date published: 2008-12-11
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