- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2011 on page 76
Low-cost Wire Stripper
There are already lots of tools and methods available for stripping insulation from wire. Some people do this with their teeth, and stripping pliers are available in all sorts and sizes. In many cases you can also use scissors, cutting pliers or a sharp knife. However, most tools do not work well with very fine wire — either the insulation is simply stretched a bit or the wire itself is damaged so much that you have to cut it shorter and try again.