24 April 2018

Now, I know that everyone is pretty attached to their favorite stripper.

The trouble is, sometimes this attachment is not terribly healthy…

I’m talking about wire and cable strippers, of course!

After decades of searching – across scorching deserts and over frosty mountaintops – I have come to the conclusion that these strippers really are the best.

I’m still not totally sold on the Jokari cable strippers, but they’re the best I’ve used so far. If you have found something better, I wanna know!

Sassy Strippers featured in this video:

Don’t get too wild, now! 😉

Best strippers EVER (um, for techies)
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2 thoughts on “Best strippers EVER (um, for techies)

  • 25 April 2018 at 16:53
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    First I want to say that the mm diameter openings in the wire stripper are not mm squared; just mm. For example, 18 gauge is about 0.040 inches and 1 mm.

    “Diamond cut” need to rotate around the wire to cut all of the insulation. This includes my Belden “Strip It” which I have had since about 1965.

    How can I upload my photo?

    Teflon insulated wire is some of the most difficult wire to strip. Rubadue wire is a company which makes specialty wire of this type. One of the cheapest and most common wire strippers is an adjustable scissors type with a diamond opening. That is what they use to strip their wire!

    The first type of wire stripper you like for the larger wire……..that automatic style has been around for many years. What seems to eventually goes wrong with those is that the jaws holding the wire do not open when they should and you end up bending the wire when you release your squeeze.

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    • 25 April 2018 at 17:40
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      For the mm thing, it depends. Sometimes it’s diameter in mm, but here they use i.e. 1.5mm2 – IOW cross-sectional area of the wire.

      Some conversion tables I’ve found online give all 3 values: AWG, mm diameter, and mm2.

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