The price is great, and it cuts really clean. Highly useful for Cat6 wire. It's fast to adjust, but the only down side is how easy it is for the screw to move when you don't want it to. This means it can sometimes cut into the insolation on the pairs.
I just check it within the first 1/2" of the end and see if it needs to be adjusted before stripping back to where I actually need it. That works since the ends get cut off anyway when punching the cable down to a block.
We use tons of these for our company-they are incredibly handy for stripping cat5e/cat6 cable. The first thing I do when we get a batch of these is remove the "cut" blades (the ones towards the back of the tool)....they are positioned in such a way that they are likely to cut you while you are stripping, or while you are going to grab them from your tool bag. They also don't cut cables particularly well (a pair of linesman or diagonal cutting pliers works much better).
Well, right now I am typing this review with one hand because I forgot to take those blades out on one of these tools. I reached into my tool bag, and sure enough, this sliced right through my finger. It's happened to me and my techs before (ask me why I take the blades out), but never quite this bad (bad enough to inspire me to write this at 10PM).
All tools can be dangerous, of course....this one un-necessarily so. Requires some re-thinking. Do not buy unless you are careful to re-tool it.
I wired about 10 Cat6 runs in my house, and used this tool as I terminated the ends. It's very affordable, and does the job. My only small complaint is that it's not the greatest cutter in the world, because you have to give it some good pressure in order to get a solid cut.
Needed one for stripping the cable jackets off ethernet 6 cables. Works perfectly after adjusting thickness of the blade. After adjusting, place in the section of the cable that needs to be stripped off, turn a few times, and pull jacket off easily. Try not to turn too many times, otherwise the actual wires in the jacket will be cut, thus making bad connections.
PROS: Works very well with cat6 cables, durable and handy tool
This is a great tool once set to depth properly. Calibrate it on scrap before you start stripping things that matter!
Once set, be careful you don't hit the depth knob during normal use. Otherwise, you may be cutting into your conductor insulation. -1 star.
I'd recommend setting it to cut about half way through the outer UTP insulation, then pulling on the insulation until it "snaps" cleanly away. That way, you don't have to strip back twice and don't cut your conductors.