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Old 12th May 2011, 09:00 PM   #11
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I use this but a little stupid in price for a whole set.

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Old 12th May 2011, 09:02 PM   #12
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I've got one of these and although it's simple it actually works very well:

KLEIN TOOLS 11057 WIRE STRIPPER/CUTTER, 20-30 AWG | eBay

I was having problems with teflon insulation on fine solid wire using a knife or scalpel. The blade would lightly score the wire, leaving a place for the wire to fatigue and crack.

For cheap, it can't be beat. Klein tools are solid.
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Old 12th May 2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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This works better on solid than on stranded, but...

About 45 years ago I found that my thumbnail and index finger make a really good stripper for #24 or #26 wire. I developed the technique while working in the telco industry with its millions of miles of #24 solid wire.

Keep your thumbnail shorter than the end of your finger, but just long enough that if you dig it into your index finger hard it still hurts.

Note that this technique doesn't work well on teflon wire or magnet wire. You will injure yourself before you manage to scrape that stuff off a wire.
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Old 12th May 2011, 09:14 PM   #14
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Here is the one I have. I didn't realize it's only rated down to 22 ga. I have stripped smaller than that with no problem. Great tool.

NEW Gardner Bender SE-92 Automatic Wire Stripper | eBay
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Old 13th May 2011, 01:41 PM   #15
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I've got one of these and although it's simple it actually works very well:

KLEIN TOOLS 11057 WIRE STRIPPER/CUTTER, 20-30 AWG | eBay

I was having problems with teflon insulation on fine solid wire using a knife or scalpel. The blade would lightly score the wire, leaving a place for the wire to fatigue and crack.

For cheap, it can't be beat. Klein tools are solid.
Two tricks I've seen for teflon, a heat stripper, and the opposite. Dip the wire in LN2 and crack off the insulation, cryo's the end at the same time.
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Old 13th May 2011, 02:56 PM   #16
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My favorite wire strippers have always been the Clauss Cutlery No-Nik line. Unfortunately, it seems they have stopped making them.

For 26 gauge stranded, you'd want either the NN.021 or NN.023.

You can still find them new on eBay.

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Old 13th May 2011, 03:01 PM   #17
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You can use a sharp razor blade and gently roll the wire or the blade over the wire, not nicking the copper and strip thin wire that way... a litt
Best thing for doing that are these guys:

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I just let out about an inch of blade, hold it in my right hand with the blade facing upward, place the wire on it at the point I want to strip it, and then using my left hand and my right thumb to guide it, roll the wire over the blade.

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Old 13th May 2011, 06:48 PM   #19
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My favorite wire strippers have always been the Clauss Cutlery No-Nik line. Unfortunately, it seems they have stopped making them.

For 26 gauge stranded, you'd want either the NN.021 or NN.023.

You can still find them new on eBay.

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All we do is argue. Ripley (Miller brand) is the current vendor of the formerly Clauss No-Nik wire strippers. They are still the best.

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