What can I say, I'll never buy another wire stripper.Especially for stranded wire, this thing's incredible. Every wire stripper I've ever owned requires a lot of care to avoid damaging the outer strands in a stranded wire when stripping. Not this one. Once you select the right size hole, it strips quickly and perfectly every time. And you really can't mess it up. Just squeeze and release.It almost seems like it's too fast to really be a precise tool, but I think that's part of why it works so well. It really does manage to avoid damaging the wire at all.The construction is very sturdy. This tool does not seem cheap. It looks and feels like it was built to last. The mechanism, while a little on the complex side, operates nice and slick.There are only two caveats, although neither is worth a star off when comparing this unit to all the other styles of wire strippers.First of all, there is no wire cutter on board. Oh well. Maybe they could have found a spot for one, but I still use this unit every time, even though I usually have another cutter/stripper on hand for cutting.Secondly, the recommended hole size for a given AWG varies depending on whether it is stranded or solide wire. That is to say, there are two sets of size indications printed next to the stripping holes, one for stranded and one for solid. As far as I can tell, there is no indication of which set is which (aside from the manual), so in practice you'll either have to remember which is which or figure it out by trial and error every time you go to strip some wires.Or just guess. Which brings me to the last major plus of this unit that mitigates the previous negative. This unit works so well, one will usually get good results even if one selects the next largest size hole.