So i discovered that nail clippers work beautifully for clipping wires, and stripping them.
Step 1: Use Them the Intended Way, Just for a Different Purpose
Nail clippers are so lightweight, i find them easier to hold and handle than a pair of wire clippers.
I don't know how long the nail clippers will last for this (ab)use and am not sure if they will maintain their nail clipping efficiency. But for now I'm happy.