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IDEAL Lil' Ripper Stripper™ Rips, Clips and Strips ROMEX® Cables

SYCAMORE, IL, December 7, 2007 – Providing important labor savings plus convenience to the professional electrician, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. today introduced its patented Lil' Ripper Stripper™, an innovative hand tool that rips, strips and clips ROMEX®wiring with unprecedented ease.

"The Lil' Ripper Stripper™ represents a perfect tool for electricians, do-it-yourselfers or homeowners running ROMEX®," said West Howard, Product Manager, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. "Plus, it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and won't weigh down your tool belt."

Used extensively in residential construction, ROMEX® wire has an outer jacket with shielded conductors inside. The Lil' Ripper Stripper™ rips and clips ROMEX's outer sheathing with stainless steel blades, and then cleanly strips off the inside wire carriers. When finished, the electrician can use the gauge guide marked into the side of the tool to measure strip length, along with its built-in Accu-Loop™ for creating perfectly looped wires for screw-on connections. Finally, the Twist-Assist™ wire connector wrench at the end of the tool makes fast work of tightening most wing style twist-on connectors.

Breaking the mold of traditional ROMEX®tools, the Lil' Ripper Stripper™ sports a compact, rounded form factor that fits into hard-to-reach places, such as crowded wiring boxes. Textured Santoprene overmolded on the rugged plastic handle helps the user achieve a comfortable, slip-resistant grip.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705. 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

West Howard
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
800-435-0705
west.howard@idealindustries.com

©2008 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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