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Old 11th May 2011, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default good wire stripper for 26 gauge, which tool?

is there a good tool to strip small hookup wire?, these things are not solid but stranded also and having lots of problems, Please recommend a tool to help this newbie.

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A Weller Stripi... i can take a picture, they are supposedly hard to find (Allen Wright gifted me mine)

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I've been using Ideal Stripmasters since the wire shop at my last Navy command introduced me to them. They are a bit pricey but an individual hobbyist user should get a couple of lifetimes of use out of them. Random ebay auction to illustrate the type:

Ideal 45-098 Stripmaster Wire Stripper #20 to #30 AWG | eBay
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ended in Germany, couldn't locate one in US. Any suggestions?

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thanks, will see if local distributor is available, will go after T-7.

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The T-7 type tool will work I guess, but it is not very precise... although I suppose someone could be making one with tight tolerances...

The other one, the "Stripmaster" is made by a great many manufacturers over the years and even today, the better ones are very very good and precise. Worth having if you want a quality tool and intend to strip a fair amount of wire.

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 little practice scoring the insulation and you can do it very quickly and well.

The best stripper I own is an unknown mfr, but a hand held gun thing with rotary blades. Wish I could buy a few more of them... it is perfect every time and works on teflon wire, which most other strippers have a hard time with... never seen another one like it!

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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 little practice scoring the insulation and you can do it very quickly and well.

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