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Old 13th May 2011, 08:10 PM   #21
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Use the soldering gun and be prepared for the bad smell.
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Old 13th May 2011, 08:17 PM   #22
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...and your lungs for even worse contamination.
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Old 23rd May 2011, 01:41 PM   #23
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i'm with Steve, best stripper is a straight edge blade, or a stanley knife. roll over index finger and blade then pull off with fingernail. works on just about anything, not phased by ptfe in the slightest; just need practice to do it cleanly and quickly.

i do it many many times a day
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i'm with Steve, best stripper is a straight edge blade, or a stanley knife. roll over index finger and blade then pull off with fingernail. works on just about anything, not phased by ptfe in the slightest; just need practice to do it cleanly and quickly.

i do it many many times a day
I have the technique down now, use the blade and fingers, works well. cheap!

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Old 23rd May 2011, 10:24 PM   #25
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Tapco thermal wire stripper. Good even on teflon insulation. E
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Old 24th May 2011, 12:36 PM   #26
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I have the technique down now, use the blade and fingers, works well. cheap!

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glad you like this advanced technique

once you have the technique, there really isnt any need for extra tools, you get a better feel for it too.

with thin solid core wire i will sometimes use a slightly dulled blade to reduce the risk of scoring the wire. its not really that big a problem though considering you usually solder over it and add strain relief (at least i do to every joint pretty much)
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Old 7th June 2011, 06:55 AM   #27
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If u have do it in hundreds, better buy one of these.

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Old 15th June 2011, 04:56 AM   #28
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I have a Radioshack wire stripper that does a good enough job and relatively cheap.
RadioShack® Heavy-Duty Automatic Wire Cutter/Stripper - RadioShack.com
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Old 15th June 2011, 12:17 PM   #29
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This is what I use:

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Works great, just need to be careful so the cut is not too deep.


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Old 21st June 2011, 02:00 AM   #30
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For anything smaller than 20gauge you can use a lighter. Just light up the end you wish to strip and hold it to the flame for about 2secs and quickly pinch the end with your thumb and index finger and pull away (trust me it will be a little warm, but you'll get the hang of it). Its so easy that you'll do it everytime you strip them wires.

I learn this from a friend of mine that has no tools. I always use to use my teeth, but now I just go for the lighter. Am pretty sure someone here has done it with a lighter before.
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