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Old 07-30-2021, 11:18 AM
MJarreau MJarreau is offline
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Default Simple and Cheap

Look at something like
Simple. Cheap.

It takes a little getting used to but we use it exclusively for small wire at the office. Note that we do not use TEFZEL insulated wire, so I can't tell you how it would work there. On THHN and MTW, it's just fine.


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Old 08-03-2021, 01:23 PM
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Take a look at AC43.13, specifically at the workmanship standards around wires. In reading this wonderful tome we'll find the acceptable amount of nicked or damaged strands for our most common wire size, 22ga, is... ZERO.

There are several strippers referenced here, particularly the ones immediately above, which will not strip Tefzel wire without nicking a strand or peeling a sliver off a strand or removing a complete strand. Definitely NOT acceptable for aircraft use.

Yes, I know, I'm Debbie Downer... Sometimes we have to pay a little extra to get aircraft quality. Hmmm... maybe that's why not many of us fly behind a Briggs & Stratton or Tecumseh engine! :-)
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Old 08-03-2021, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mich48041 View Post
A couple of years ago I asked the wire stripper salesman at OSH if his tool
works on Tefzel. He said, "OH no, it will not work work with Tefzel."
Evidently his wire insulation is a soft material, perhaps PVC, that strips easily.
Yeah, at least heís honest about that when you ask him. I didnít buy a pair because I was using Tefzel insulated wire. If youíre using cheap vinyl insulated hookup wire, they probably work.

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Old 03-29-2022, 08:44 AM
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