How do you use a universal stripping tool?


A universal stripping tool, also known as a wire stripper, is a handy tool used to remove the insulation from wires without damaging the conductor. Here's a general guide on how to use one:

Select the Correct Gauge: Most wire strippers have multiple holes or slots labeled with the gauge of wire they're designed for. Choose the appropriate size for the wire you're working with.

Adjust the Tool (if Necessary): Some wire strippers have an adjustable knob or screw that allows you to set the cutting depth. Make sure it's adjusted properly for the insulation thickness of the wire you're stripping.

Insert the Wire: Insert the end of the wire into the appropriate stripping hole, making sure it's positioned securely against the cutting blade.

Squeeze and Rotate: Squeeze the handles of the wire stripper firmly together, then rotate the tool around the wire. This action scores the insulation, making it easier to remove.

Remove the Insulation: After rotating the tool around the wire, gently pull the insulation away from the conductor. It should come off cleanly, leaving the wire exposed.

Inspect the Wire: Once the insulation is removed, inspect the wire to ensure that the conductor is undamaged. If there are any nicks or cuts, you may need to trim the wire and strip it again.

Repeat if Necessary: If you need to strip more wire, simply repeat the process for each additional wire.

Dispose of Waste: Properly dispose of any insulation or waste material removed during the stripping process.

Remember to always follow safety precautions when working with wires, such as wearing safety goggles and ensuring the wires are not live (disconnected from any power source) before stripping them.

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