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IDEAL's Custom Stripmaster® Wire Stripper Gets An Update for Aerospace Industry

New Ergo-Elite® Stripmaster Weighs 60% Less Than Metal Tools, Provides Superior Comfort, Balance & Control

SYCAMORE, IL, October 15, 2007 – IDEAL today launched its new Ergo-Elite® Stripmaster® hand-held wire stripping tool specially designed for the aerospace industry. The Ergo-Elite is an improved version of the IDEAL Custom Stripmaster® which has been the premium mil spec stripper in the aerospace industry for the last 30 years.

The new Ergo-Elite is ergonomically engineered to deliver more precise strips with better balance and comfort for the operator. This design reduces risk of repetitive strain injury while providing excellent leverage.

The body of the Ergo-Elite Stripmaster® is made from rigid polyurethane reinforced with carbon fiber. It is durable and strong but weighs a mere 1/3 of a pound 60% lighter than traditional metal hand tools. The tool's tilted head assembly maintains a neutral wrist posture and allows users an unobstructed view of wire positioning. An innovative "one size" gripping pad makes the tool suitable for use with wire gauges from 10-26 AWG.

Featuring patented two-piece constructed blades and a one-step stripping action, Ergo-Elite's advanced blade design acts as a wire guide system which ensures a quality strip and eliminates potential scraping of the inner conductor. Swiveling blade compartment doors allow for quick blade changeover, reducing down time and increasing productivity.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-947-3614, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.

About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.
708-482-0212
dan@oconnellpr.com

Tom Peterson
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
800-947-3614
Tom.Peterson@idealindustries.com

©2007 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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