Tools and Equipment
Ideal calls T-Strippers “industry tradition”
By Renée Francoeur
May 19, 2015 – Ideal Industries first introduced its T-Stripper wire strippers in 1957. The company says it sold more than 10,000 pairs the first day they were available. Today, the product has seen numerous upgrades over the years, adding in more features.
In addition to the standard T-Strippers model, there are nine versions with features for job-specific applications. For example, the Kinetic Reflex T-Stripper incorporates a curved handle and Santoprene grip, along with the company’s patented Thumb-Valley thumb guide and Pocket-Locket slide lock. The Kinetic Reflex replaces several tools from the tool bag by featuring a pliers nose, blades for wire cutting, bolt cutters, a wire loop, and combination solid and stranded wire stripping holes.
The original T-Strippers were created by an engineering team at Ideal in response to the trend to insulate electrical wire with thermoplastic, stated the company. The T-Stripper was designed specifically for the more challenging thermoplastic, hence the “T” in its name.