I've been silent too long. I'll dive into this:
My favorite removal tool nowadays is the KONG. I haven't found a removal that requires a wire that this will not do. Granted, I still do a lot of knife jobs but on the exposed glass, this is my go-to. I used the Glass Bot for a while but the setup and cutout process was time consuming compared to the KONG. Glass Bot was very clean, but it was also intensive on the setup. Like all wire tools, you have to be on top of your game. Breaking wire is a total pain in the ass, and cutting unintended moldings is simply unacceptable. So, it is definitely not a lick-and-stick solution. But it is fast and efficient. The other tool I like is the Diablo Milwaukee reciprocating tool. I had an Equalizer gun but this was way too much and I would often chip paint on the firewall with it. The Diablo is a little less HP, and offers a little more control.