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best way to strip a wire without cutting

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Topic: best way to strip a wire without cutting

Posted By: mediashock
Subject: best way to strip a wire without cutting
Date Posted: May 19, 2005 at 3:46 PM

how do you guys do it.. share some tips plz.

the most probs i have is when its pretty tight and u gotta attach another wire to exisitng wire without cutting it.. i usulay try to cut around with exacto or strippers in two sports about 1/2" from each other and then cut the middle with exacto and feel the insulation off. .. its a pain in the ass. i am just wondering if anyuone has little tricks to speed this up.




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Posted By: jstruckman
Date Posted: May 19, 2005 at 4:03 PM
I have seen a tool that does this in Parts Express, i dont know how well it works though, and i am not sure how much room around the wire you need to make it work. I know this is 'voodoo' method, but you can always use T-taps if you are not passing much current. I know i will get bashed on here for even bring them up, but hey, a good bashing is good for you every once in a while.

Jazzy

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Posted By: hotwaterwizard
Date Posted: May 19, 2005 at 8:46 PM

TEETH Work Good.

The Dentist Chewed me out for the Groves in my Teeth Years ago.

Honestly the best tool I have found to date is the Automatic wire strippers.

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Posted By: vseth
Date Posted: May 20, 2005 at 8:25 AM
I use this tool as well, it's amazing. Donno, how much time I've saved since I discovered it. It's got a big head, so it can get hard to use if the area is cramped, but most of the time it get's through. But I no longer get the cuts and nicks from using blades, plus with using blades you often end up cutting some wire strands along with the insulation. This thing is great.




Posted By: oonikfraleyoo
Date Posted: May 20, 2005 at 8:52 AM
I'm on my 3rd pair of those things. They wear out in about a year, but you get your money out of em.

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Posted By: hotwaterwizard
Date Posted: May 20, 2005 at 9:10 AM

oonikfraleyoo wrote:

I'm on my 3rd pair of those things. They wear out in about a year, but you get your money out of em.

Teeth or Strippers?



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John DeRosa (Hotwaterwizard)
Stockton California
When in doubt, try it out !




Posted By: riceman
Date Posted: May 21, 2005 at 5:38 PM
personally I've used that striper and it dosnt really work to good. Cons are that when your in a tight space you cant see which teeth to put it on to strip the wire. The best strippers are the ones that you can get at kragen's or radio shack. Its the one that can strip any wire up to ten gauge without having to put it on a certain teeth to get it. the teeth on it are horzontial . It works really well go to the shack they have both.




Posted By: Lukeinst
Date Posted: May 21, 2005 at 6:58 PM
I'm proud of you guys for not bashing him too bad about the T-Taps.  I cant tell you how many I have ripped off and had to solder to repair some one else's mess.

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Posted By: afterburner1
Date Posted: May 21, 2005 at 9:21 PM

With plastic insulation, either heat the plastic with a soldering iron or low flame, then remove the hot plastic with a pliers, long nose, etc. (Not fingers, cause it hurts removing hot plastic!) Learned years ago in the navy not to use any tool that will nick the wire as insulation is removed because vibration will cause it to break at that point.

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Posted By: hotwaterwizard
Date Posted: May 21, 2005 at 11:00 PM

These work great too. They cost me 99 cents at the 99 cent store.posted_image

Here are another type that work well for tight spots.

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John DeRosa (Hotwaterwizard)
Stockton California
When in doubt, try it out !




Posted By: hoosier122
Date Posted: June 07, 2005 at 2:16 AM
What is the best way to strip a "section" of wire? 




Posted By: hotwaterwizard
Date Posted: June 07, 2005 at 8:50 AM

Are you referring to a section out of the middle or the end?

I use a Flat Razor Blade.

Go around real easy so you don't cut the wire.

Do this around the length front and back.

Then cut a streight slit between the two and bend the wire so the edges pop up.

Then peal out the section you want to remove.

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John DeRosa (Hotwaterwizard)
Stockton California
When in doubt, try it out !




Posted By: maglin
Date Posted: July 07, 2005 at 11:12 PM
that last technique is great when all you have is x-acto. you don't cut to the wire, except for the cut along the length - it doesn't damage any of the strands to cut along them, only against them. then cause you have a cut around the wire, when you 'rip it off' it USUALLY rips around hte little guide you make


ONLY PROBLEM with stripping like this you can't get shrink tube over the joint, and i hate electrical tape more than those damn T-Taps. 3 years later - electrical tape is waorn away, shorts out and BAM! you have crap. lol. shrink tube is gods gift... right between pretty women and german engineering.




Posted By: nowlater123
Date Posted: July 15, 2005 at 11:46 PM
I bought this wire stripper at a hardware store, and honestly it is worth i'ts weight in pure gold. It makes any wiring job go by so much quicker.  posted_image

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