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How to Strip Electric Wire


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Remove Insulation from Electrical Wires: Stripping Electrical Wires Without Nicking the Wire, Methods of Stripping Electrical Wires and Making a Connection.

Removing Insulation from Electrical Wire

Electrical Question: What is the best way to strip the insulation off of a wire?

Thank you in advance for your advice!

This electrical question came from: Tom, a Handyman from Detroit, Michigan.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Tom.

How to Remove Insulation from Electrical Wires

remove insulation from electric wire

Application: Stripping Electrical Wire.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, pliers and wire stripper tool.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Stripping Electrical Wires Without Nicking the Wire

Methods of Stripping Electrical Wires and Making a Connection

Electrical Tip: Stripping wire correctly is best accomplished by using a good pair of wire strippers that have the built in wire gauge which is visible on the side of the tool.

IMPORTANT: The objective with all electrical connections is to create a solid connection with other wires or attachment terminal of an electrical device. A loose or improper connection will contribute to circuit failure.

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