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Old 9th February 2005, 06:33 PM   #1
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Anyone know of an cheap reliable wire stripper that will do Teflon wire? The cheapest thing I find when "Googling" is ~$60!
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Old 9th February 2005, 06:57 PM   #2
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Yes, a stanley knife and some elbow grease....works wonders for smaller numbers of wires.

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Old 9th February 2005, 07:07 PM   #3
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I just use a regular one.
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Old 9th February 2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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I use my 5$ wire strippers but i set the guage so it doesnt cut the silver / copper wire inside. what kind of teflone wire are you cutting cable coax ? got a pic or some more info ?
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Old 9th February 2005, 08:43 PM   #5
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Just 600V hook-up wire. I've been using an exacto knife and curses.

My regular stripper just seems to slide off.
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Old 9th February 2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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buy new strippers or get them sharpened.
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Old 9th February 2005, 09:14 PM   #7
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There is a lot of them out there...do a Google..
At work I use one called Stripmaster L5560, but it is very expensive! ( appx 250USD!)
I think you will find it hard to find something specifically made for PTFE below a 100 ....
That is not to say some of the cheaper ones won't work...it just have to be tested..
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Old 9th February 2005, 10:56 PM   #8
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You want to jerk the tool at an angle. That way it cuts through instead of slipping off or stretching the insulation.
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Old 9th February 2005, 11:02 PM   #9
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Well, no breakthroughs, but at least it confirms my suspicion that unless I come into a sudden inheritance I just have to continue to fiddle, fuss and struggle. <shrug>
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Old 9th February 2005, 11:25 PM   #10
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When I was working in a lab at MIT our tech stripped teflon wire by dipping it in liquid nitrogen and giving it a little crack.
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