VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #11  
Old 03-03-2008, 11:44 AM
ninerhawk ninerhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 27
Default Stripper blade(s)

If you have a set remianing I will be glad to take a set!
__________________
Howard Kaney
RV-9A
West Bend, WI
fuselage/FF
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-03-2008, 12:52 PM
rleffler's Avatar
rleffler rleffler is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Delaware, OH (KDLZ)
Posts: 4,227
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fl-mike View Post
I've got five or six new L-5560 blade sets that were getting pitched at work when they were cleaning out some old storage cabinets. Been meaning to post them for my fellow builders. If anybody's interested, paypal me $10 and I'll drop a set in the mail. The paypal account is: flmike2001"at"yahoo.com (replace the "at" with @ (spam control)). Post here also if intending to take a set so we can keep a count.
It appears that I may be too late, but if you have any left, I'll take a set. Email or PM me and I'll paypal the money to you.

thanks,

bob
__________________
Bob Leffler
N410BL - RV10 Flying
http://mykitlog.com/rleffler
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-03-2008, 10:22 PM
fl-mike's Avatar
fl-mike fl-mike is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,511
Default

I checked and I have five sets. Feel kinda bad that Sharkey started the thread and didn't have a chance. To the first five that responded:

Wade
Don
Alfio
Jim
Gil

I'll PM you my contact info if you want to send a check.

For the others, I'll keep checking the trash pile. They are slowly clearing out 40 years of accumulated aerospace electronics stuff in preparation for a move.
__________________
Mike W
Venice, FL
RV-6A. Mattituck TMX O-360, FP, GRT Sport EFIS, L3 Lynx NGT-9000
N164WM
N184WM reserved (RV-8)....finishing kit in progress. Titan IOX-370
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-04-2008, 05:49 AM
jsharkey's Avatar
jsharkey jsharkey is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bennington, Vermont USA
Posts: 1,302
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fl-mike View Post
I checked and I have five sets. Feel kinda bad that Sharkey started the thread and didn't have a chance. To the first five that responded:

Wade
Don
Alfio
Jim
Gil

I'll PM you my contact info if you want to send a check.

For the others, I'll keep checking the trash pile. They are slowly clearing out 40 years of accumulated aerospace electronics stuff in preparation for a move.
No probs - I was slow - and the early bird catches the worm as my old Scottish gran used to say.

Jim Sharkey
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-04-2008, 07:07 AM
rfinch rfinch is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 157
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
The blades are pricey, but some guy on E-Bay seems to sell them regularly.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AIRCR...spagenameZWD4V
The eBay seller says they're used, but in good condition....is the cutting blade used? Or just the die? I'm confoozed....are the used ones still good to use?
__________________
Ralph Finch
Davis, N. California
RV-9A QB Log
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-04-2008, 09:11 AM
az_gila's Avatar
az_gila az_gila is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 57AZ - NW Tucson area
Posts: 10,011
Smile They are OK...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rfinch View Post
The eBay seller says they're used, but in good condition....is the cutting blade used? Or just the die? I'm confoozed....are the used ones still good to use?
The two I bought are in regular use.

I could not see any visible wear on the blades, and they do work well. The "good condition" description is accurate.

gil A
__________________
Gil Alexander
EAA Technical Counselor, Airframe Mechanic
Half completed RV-10 QB purchased
RV-6A N61GX - finally flying
Grumman Tiger N12GA - flying
La Cholla Airpark (57AZ) Tucson AZ
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-04-2008, 07:19 PM
rfinch rfinch is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 157
Default

gil and others, thanks, I bought the basic Stripmaster from Home Depot today and also bought the specialized blades on eBay.

Now two other questions. First, I also need a coax stripper, and Home Depot had two similar Stripmaster models, the 45-292 for regular wire (I got this), and the 45-262 for coax. The only difference I and the electrical HD guy could see was in the replaceable blades. So can I make a coax stripper by simply replacing the blades on my regular wire stripper?

Second, I need a good crimper too. Would you guys recommend another Ideal crimper, or another brand?
__________________
Ralph Finch
Davis, N. California
RV-9A QB Log
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-04-2008, 07:27 PM
jsharkey's Avatar
jsharkey jsharkey is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bennington, Vermont USA
Posts: 1,302
Default

I too bought the standard Home Depot Stripmaster today and it seems to work fine with the standard blades. Much better than the universal blade clamp/nick/tug tool that I started with.

Another question - why are the blades marked with two wire sizes?

e.g. 16/18 18/20 20/22 etc Is it for stranded and solid wire?

Jim Sharkey
RV6 - Wiring
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-04-2008, 10:07 PM
az_gila's Avatar
az_gila az_gila is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 57AZ - NW Tucson area
Posts: 10,011
Exclamation Differences

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharkey View Post
I too bought the standard Home Depot Stripmaster today and it seems to work fine with the standard blades. Much better than the universal blade clamp/nick/tug tool that I started with.

Another question - why are the blades marked with two wire sizes?

e.g. 16/18 18/20 20/22 etc Is it for stranded and solid wire?

Jim Sharkey
RV6 - Wiring

Yes... it would be 16 solid, 18 stranded... and that is why the generic cutters are not as accurate in the actual diameter of the cutting blades with respect to the wire. They cover many options. The generic blades also do not have an insulation support since they are designed for many types of wire.

The mil spec blades are calibrated to the exact diameter of the insulation, holding the wire in place, and with a cutting edge just out of "nicking range" of the stranded inner core.

YMMV....

gil A
__________________
Gil Alexander
EAA Technical Counselor, Airframe Mechanic
Half completed RV-10 QB purchased
RV-6A N61GX - finally flying
Grumman Tiger N12GA - flying
La Cholla Airpark (57AZ) Tucson AZ
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-05-2008, 05:19 AM
jsharkey's Avatar
jsharkey jsharkey is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bennington, Vermont USA
Posts: 1,302
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
Yes... it would be 16 solid, 18 stranded... and that is why the generic cutters are not as accurate in the actual diameter of the cutting blades with respect to the wire. They cover many options. The generic blades also do not have an insulation support since they are designed for many types of wire.

The mil spec blades are calibrated to the exact diameter of the insulation, holding the wire in place, and with a cutting edge just out of "nicking range" of the stranded inner core.

YMMV....

gil A
Thanks Gil,

Mil spec blades are next on my list of things to buy

Jim
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.