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Old 06-24-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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Strippers, wire strippers that is??


I going to be stripping a lot of 4 conductor 22 AWG wire. I've done a bit over the years, phone line here and there, thermostat etc. But now I want to do it fast. What is the best/preferred stripper for the outer layer, and for the 22AWG solid wire. What do the pro's use????? Thanks JIm
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I have been doing alarms for 5 years. All we use are good sharp dikes and usually the wire has a pull string so make the wire longer and use the pull string to get fresh unscored wire and cut to the right length. Or we just use one conductor as a pull string and cut to length. There is a tool that is made by Irwin and it is a self adjusting wire stripper. That would strip off the outer jacket but it scores the conductors so you would still have to use the pull string for fresh conductors. I see no other way to do it faster than this. I like the 6 inch klein dikes or the greenlee. The klein you can get with wire stripper holes for actually stripping the conductors but the pliers expensive.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:24 PM   #3
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I've got one that clamps on side while it has the stripping blades on the otherside com together, then spreads them apart all with 1 squeeze of the handle. you just have to hit the right sized spot when you squeeze it.
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If you're going to be doing a lot, something like an autostripper will save you some time ($12). Just put the tip of the wire in, squeeze the handle, move on to the next one.


http://www.google.com/products/catal...CCkQ8wIwBzgA#p
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If you're going to be doing a lot, something like an autostripper will save you some time ($12). Just put the tip of the wire in, squeeze the handle, move on to the next one.


http://www.google.com/products/catal...CCkQ8wIwBzgA#p
thats what I was trying to describe.
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I have those and only used them once. Good luck lugging that thing around. They get annoying after awhile and also you are probably going to have other tools in your pocket. Also you cant get into tight spots with it. If you arent going to be doing this everyday i would say ok but not an everyday tool. This is the irwin tool i was talking about.

http://www.irwin.com/tools/pliers-ad...-wire-stripper
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Ideal's 45-121 is a good stripper for smaller gauge wires:

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Thanks!! I always appreciate the input. JIm
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