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#159891 03/12/05 03:18 PM
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I tried the needlenose method. Maybe I need more practice...

Geeze I don't know what could be so hard. Grab the end of the wire where you want the strip to begin with your needle nose 90 deg to the wire and kind of slide it off. If you are right handed you would hold the wire with your left hand and move your pliers to the right. I suppose if you try to do it head on and pull it isn't going to work too well. I can actually do two wires at a time with this method.


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#159892 03/28/05 04:34 PM
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We had an employee chip a tooth using her teeth. well our workers comp had to pay for her stupidity
I have found if you have any kind of fingernails at all work really good
plus they cant nick the wire

#159893 04/01/05 09:02 AM
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After years of running low volt wire, I have found the best strippers available for stranded wire. (From SnapOn of course, model #PWC5) Self-adjusting stripper strips 26 to 14AWG wire. Jaws are stainless steel and induction hardened. I've been using these for months now and have not nicked a single strand yet. Here is a link to SnapOn for it.

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