04:24PM | 07/31/05
Member Since: 07/30/05
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We have a lot of left over copper wire 1/2 in diameter that we have stripped and turned in for scrap (great price per pound for high grade clean copper) question: is there a tool specifically designed to strip the insulation from wire of this gauge? I have a tool for standard electrical wire stripping but it's obviously too small. My hands are killing me!!!!! LIke cleaning a catfish! have to clamp it taught, take razar knife and split the stuff then literally pull the coating off....any ideas or am I living the rule "can't get sumpin, fer nutin"...?




10:26AM | 08/01/05
Member Since: 09/24/04
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There is a tool called a banana peeler. It is used for large gauge wires. Yours may be to small actually. The peeler is way beyond the cost you will want to pay though. What we in the trade use is a sharp pocket knife. Just run the knife at a slight angle (say maybe 10 degrees) perpindicular to the cable and strip off about a 1/4" strip of insulation. This makes taking off the rest of the insulation much easier. With practice you can strip off the insulation in no time.

Just be very careful and push the knife away from your body not towards you.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!


06:39AM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 03/21/04
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