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Old 03-03-2008, 05:33 AM
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Default Wire Stripper

I have one of these "one shot" clamp/nick/tug wire strippers that work great with PVC coated wire. However they seem to shred or leave a ragged edge on the insulation of aircraft grade Teflon insulated wiring. The clamp teeth also seem to nick the insulatiuon.

Anyone else have similar experience? Also what do you you for wire strippers?

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:47 AM
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Default Stripmaster

Yep, had the same issue with the strippers that I thought were good quality - they just did not work on Tefzel.

I got a Stripmaster with Type E blade L-5560 for AWG 16 to 26. These are the one's that I use 90% of the time. I also got another one with a blade L-5559 for 10,12,14 AWG.

They're a little pricey but worth it.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:55 AM
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I bought a Stripmaster from B&C.

No problems on Tefzel.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:11 AM
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Smile MIL-Spec blades

If you get a generic Stripmaster (around $30) from Home Depot, you can upgrade it with the specific blades for our Mil-Spec Tefzel wire.

The blades (dies) have a special section that holds the insulation centered as the cutters close... absolutely no wire nicks.

Do your blades have this profile on the rear of the cutting surfaces?



The blades are pricey, but some guy on E-Bay seems to sell them regularly.
I bought one set, and then another for my IA who had to have one after he saw my set....

These blades fit the HD stripper, so for about the $55 range you can get a Mil-Spec stripper that will strip 10 to 24 gauge wire.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AIRCR...spagenameZWD4V

The only way to go.....

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:39 AM
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Default L-5560's

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Yep, had the same issue with the strippers that I thought were good quality - they just did not work on Tefzel.

I got a Stripmaster with Type E blade L-5560 for AWG 16 to 26. These are the one's that I use 90% of the time. I also got another one with a blade L-5559 for 10,12,14 AWG.

They're a little pricey but worth it.

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.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:01 AM
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I will take a set.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:08 AM
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Default Me too

Mike, Sent you a PM
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:14 AM
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Default Me too

I'll take a set.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:34 AM
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Default Another set?

Mike,

I'll take a set. (PM on the way...)
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:43 AM
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Exclamation One here...

Mike... I'll take a set for the Tucson loan pool...

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