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KNIPEX 11 12 160 Abisolierzange universal
KNIPEX 11 12 160 Abisolierzange universal
KNIPEX 11 12 160 Abisolierzange universal
KNIPEX 11 12 160 Abisolierzange universal
KNIPEX 11 12 160 Abisolierzange universal
KNIPEX 11 12 160 Abisolierzange universal

11 12 160 Insulation Stripper Universal

  • For single, multiple and fine stranded conductors with plastic or rubber insulation up to Ø 5.0 mm or 10 mm²
  • Easy adjustment to the required diameter of solid or stranded wire with knurled screw and lock nut
  • Special tool steel, forged, oil-hardened
Technical attributes
Article No.
11 12 160
black atramentized
with multi-component grips
156 g
160 x 57 x 19 mm
Stripping capacities in square millimetres
10 mm²
Stripping capacities (diameter)
Ø 5.0 mm

Standard wire strippers for standard insulation

For plastic and rubber insulation materials

As standard wire strippers, the Knipex 11 12 160 are mainly used for wiring frequently laid NYM cable (NYM stands for “standardised cable / PVC wire insulation / sheathed cable“). Fitters who want to wire a large number of sockets in one work step while consistently stripping wires with 1.5 mm², for example, have the right tool to hand to remove the insulation from conductors up to Ø 5 mm or a 10 mm² conductor cross-section. These pliers are also the right tool for stripping flexible conductors in rubber cable as connection or extension lead.

Proven knurled screw for adjusting the conductor cross-section

The pliers are set to the conductor cross-section using the knurled screw so that only the insulation is cut into without damaging the conductor. The knurled screw is secured with the inset lock nut to maintain the precise adjustment even during longer periods of work. This simple technology has been tried and tested by electricians for decades.

With strong construction for long tool life, convenient to use

The Knipex 11 12 160 wire strippers are forged from special tool steel and additionally oil-hardened. As a basic protection against rust, the wire strippers are phosphate-treated in black. The head of the pliers has a precision finish. Thanks to this machining and finishing step, when used correctly this prepares the pliers for a long tool life. The multi-component grips are ergonomic and comfortable.

Brief overview

For plastic and rubber insulation up to Ø 5 mm or 10 mm² conductor cross-section

Handles with multi-component grips

Pliers black, phosphate-treated, head with precision finish

Length 160 mm

Net weight 156 g

Knipex wire strippers: easy to use, useful and strong

They are an indispensable part of the everyday work of electricians. Classic wire strippers from Knipex perform a valuable service wherever standard, consistent wire stripping work is called for. The great benefits of the tools and their safe, comfortable use are the results of decades of experience making pliers, continuous product development and the commitment by Knipex towards high quality standards. Pliers from Knipex are built for many years of use in a professional environment.

Adjustment to the conductor cross-section

The wire strippers are set to the right conductor cross-section using the knurled screw and lock nut.

Cutting into the insulation

Correctly adjusted, the wire strippers cut into the cable insulation without damaging conductor or strands.

Stripping the insulation

After the insulation has been cut into, it can be removed from the conductor effortlessly.

Tough and durable

The strong pliers are forged from special tool steel, oil-hardened and black atramentized.

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