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Old 01-21-2014, 06:36 PM   #21
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I've been using these Ideal strippers for resi work with NM and UF cables for the last few years. I wish I'd had them decades ago. There small enough to reach all the way to the back of a 1-gang box and lightweight with nonconductive handles and the blades are replaceable. They can remove any length of the outer jacket on 14/2 UF and 12/2 UF, 14/2 NM and flat 14/3 NM and 12/2 NM. I've even used them on 10/2 NM a few times without issue, even though they're not really rated for it. These can also strip the individual conductors as well. I've seen these same strippers sold under a German brand name, which makes sense since they there imported from the land that gave us sauerkraut and Ideal just puts their name on them.

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Old 01-21-2014, 06:50 PM   #22
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Oh I always bring my strippers...

But for stripping 14/2 or 12/2 how do you do it that's fast than strippers? Pencil style, or ringing it as you called it?
You can't ring solid wire, it really comprises the wire. Pinch twist pull.
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You can't ring solid wire, it really comprises the wire. Pinch twist pull.
So is ringing it taking your knife and cutting a circle around it then sliding off the jacketing? Always wanting to learn, how does that damage the wire? I've never done it that way btw.

Pinch twist pull with what tool? If it's your fingers... Dang. Haha
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So is ringing it taking your knife and cutting a circle around it then sliding off the jacketing? Always wanting to learn, how does that damage the wire? I've never done it that way btw.

Pinch twist pull with what tool? If it's your fingers... Dang. Haha
If you ring solid copper and your blade scores it all the way around it will snap off very easily...no bueno.

I'll have to make a video to explain.

Solid core:
Dykes: Pinch twist pull or pinch snip both sides then pull.
Knife: sink in the bottom pull straight off, then sink in the top pull straight off...Or pencil.
Linesmans: pinch rotate then grab the insulation and twist off.
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If you ring solid copper and your blade scores it all the way around it will snap off very easily...no bueno. I'll have to make a video to explain. Solid core: Dykes: Pinch twist pull or pinch snip both sides then pull. Knife: sink in the bottom pull straight off, then sink in the top pull straight off...Or pencil. Linesmans: pinch rotate then grab the insulation and twist off.
A video would be cool. I'm all about what's faster and using less tools to do the job which saves time instead of switching. I just wired my garage today and used strippers and just to rough in a box you have to keep switching tools.
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A video would be cool. I'm all about what's faster and using less tools to do the job which saves time instead of switching. I just wired my garage today and used strippers and just to rough in a box you have to keep switching tools.
Only takes 2 seconds to switch a tool from a pouch You can always do things in a certain order, like pre stripping the romex sheathing, then stripping the wires with wire strippers, making your curls or leaving straight, shove in your 1104 box, then all you need is your red/green robbie....or

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Cut off jacket with knife, use strippers to bare ends in one pull, make the curls, put away strippers and get out the screwdriver.
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All this talk about strippers and not one joke yet. Shame on you guys.
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You can't ring solid wire, it really comprises the wire. Pinch twist pull.
Yep this is no joke. More than once I had to do a little troubleshooting behind some guy that said..."yeah I can run that. All it takes is twist that wire nut a little too tight and......snap. Luckily it was usually on a neutral and nothing worked caused it was snapped off, but for safety sake I check everything and always find exactly what you are talking about...conductor scored right at the insulation
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All this talk about strippers and not one joke yet. Shame on you guys.
Uhmm.......It actually did go there, and the next day they were all gone. Moderated out of existance.

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