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Modelers Questions Board => Modelers Questions Board => Topic started by: MSgtUSAFRet on April 04, 2018, 10:36:16 am

Title: Fine Scale Model Wire Strippers
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on April 04, 2018, 10:36:16 am
Hey all,

I am looking at trying to get some wire strippers and need you advice.

I am working, primarily, with 24 - 30 AWG wire and would love to have a self adjusting wire stripper. Most of the stuff that is for sale from Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe's is for 10-20 AWG use.

Can any of you give me a recommendation for a quality stripper for use with smaller diameter wires?

I have tried to get a $5 from IPMS shows and Harbor Frieght but these have done better than nothing to nothing for stripping the insulation.

Got any recommendations?

I did a search and came up empty handed and so the question.

Thanks!

Steve
Title: Re: Fine Scale Model Wire Strippers
Post by: simi on April 04, 2018, 11:15:25 am
I bought the following(link below).  I have used this on 30awg wrapping wire with no issues.  At that awg, just make sure you give the grips a nice smooth squeeze

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000IYTCG6?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title
Title: Re: Fine Scale Model Wire Strippers
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on April 04, 2018, 11:56:31 am
Thanks, Simi! Those look great!
Title: Re: Fine Scale Model Wire Strippers
Post by: RossW on April 05, 2018, 10:36:01 am
I bought the following(link below).  I have used this on 30awg wrapping wire with no issues.  At that awg, just make sure you give the grips a nice smooth squeeze

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000IYTCG6?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title
I have one similar to this and the key thing for smaller gauge wires is to use the micro adjust wheel to grip it well enough to strip off the insulation.
Title: Re: Fine Scale Model Wire Strippers
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on April 05, 2018, 03:12:11 pm
I bought the following(link below).  I have used this on 30awg wrapping wire with no issues.  At that awg, just make sure you give the grips a nice smooth squeeze

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000IYTCG6?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title
I have one similar to this and the key thing for smaller gauge wires is to use the micro adjust wheel to grip it well enough to strip off the insulation.

Suhweet! Thanks, Ross!

I found one at WM with a micro adjustment wheel so I'm gonna try it out.

Steve