• Channellock, Inc., is expanding its line of specialty tools with the introduction of the new CHANNELLOCK® 968 Forged Wire Stripper. Created with those in the electric, automotive and HVAC industries in mind, the tool is designed for superior quality, greater ease of use and is made from 100% forged U.S. steel.
• “The 968 is a tool that pros have been asking for—and CHANNELLOCK® answered,” said Ryan DeArment, vice-president of sales and marketing. “Those pros demand precision and reliability. The CHANNELLOCK® 968 Wire Stripper is exceptionally strong and versatile, and is forged with the durability to outlast traditional wire strippers.”
• It strips 10-20 AWG solid and stranded wire. It has screw shears that are precision-machined to prevent damage to threads when cutting 6-32 and 8-32 machine screws and its curved cutting shear is designed to contain material during handling. By incorporating CHANNELLOCK® XLTTM Xtreme Leverage Technology, the tool requires considerably less force to cut than traditional high-leverage designs, reducing hand fatigue.
• It features a spring-loaded handle for easy, one-handed operation; a lock for safe storage; a curved shear that is uniquely shaped to contain material during handling; a reaming head to deburr, clean and flare up to 1-inch conduit with the versatility and strength of a forged reaming head with precision-machined grooves.