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Just to say...For years I have used a butane lighter (or old soldering iron) for stripping wire of any gauge if it is not teflon insulated. Don't laugh... It works well and you don't knick the wire causing a break point. Think about it, how many times have any of you stripped a stranded wire only to have several strands break off which can cause that wire to break off completely after installation wherever...If a wire breaks off from your altimeter during flight you will have to say: Houston, We've had a problem...
 

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Just to say...For years I have used a butane lighter (or old soldering iron) for stripping wire of any gauge if it is not teflon insulated. Don't laugh... It works well and you don't knick the wire causing a break point. Think about it, how many times have any of you stripped a stranded wire only to have several strands break off which can cause that wire to break off completely after installation wherever...If a wire breaks off from your altimeter during flight you will have to say: Houston, We've had a problem...
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just tried this and it works like a charm, I used a paper towel to grab the burnt plastic to pull it off
 

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No stripper is worth more than $20… or $100 depending on your perspective.

The funny part is that most of us knew what you meant in your OP. 🤣
 

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No stripper is worth more than $20… or $100 depending on your perspective.

The funny part is that most of us knew what you meant in your OP. 🤣
I have a bunch that is not worth $5 combined.
 

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For my day job these are the cats meow!
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#10 down to #22 wire, romex stripper, and the other usual wire stripper features. I have some Kleins I keep in the van but I absolutely love these!
I want the ideal stripmasters for doing fluorescent light ballast changes/upgrades. Great for stubborn insulation!
 

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mainly use the Vise Grip stripper
Teepot, mo2872 and Joshua Smith all like the Vise Grip style, which I've had in a couple of different brands for maybe 10 years. Works great on everything that I’ve run through it.

The MicroMark ones of the same style look a lot like what I have.

I own all of the other options noted, but those have been relegated to a plastic bin holding spare tools that I can loan out (and don’t care if they don’t come back).

Cheers,
Jon
 
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Did you make up your mind on what you're going to get with all the different suggestions?
 

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I can't believe you people! Not a single joke about very skinny adult entertainers?
I strongly considered this but managed with great difficulty to restrain myself.
 

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I have a ~30 year old Ideal set that I got on a recommendation from a board assembly tech way back at Linkabit. It's still my go-to for most electronic projects. A few of the Klein style have accumulated over the years but I don't find myself using them all that much.
 

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I strongly considered this but managed with great difficulty to restrain myself.
They are often wiry little creatures.

As for the intended issue, I order a couple new ones to test. I am making a much of 6 inch dipped igniters for smaller Estes, Quest, and Aerotech motors rocket motors. I am test a dip inspired by the forum.
 
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