What are wire strippers?
Wire strippers are specialized tools designed to safely remove the outer insulation of a wire or cable. Using the proper wire strippers ensures the integrity of the internal conductors which helps to achieve solid connections. When trying to strip cables such as coaxial, it is easy to cut through the internal mesh while trying to remove the outer jacket. By employing wire strippers specifically designed for coaxial use, the external jacket is correctly removed with no damage to the internal mesh. The same tool can then be used to remove the dielectric material that surrounds the central conductor. So, you see, proper wire strippers not only make a job easier, but they also give you dependable, reliable results.
"By employing wire strippers specifically designed for coaxial use, the external jacket is correctly removed with no damage to the internal mesh."
Where are these products implemented?
Wire strippers simplify the entire process
Pacer wire strippers are implemented in applications that call for the safe and efficient removal of wire insulation. This type of tool reduces the damage to the insulation while preventing damage to the internal conductors. They are ideal for use in new installations as well as when replacing or maintaining parts. Say you have damaged wire strippers or broken wire strippers, then these tools are the ideal solution for you. All you need are the proper coaxial cables and replacement blades. Now that we have covered where wire strippers are implemented, let us take a look at what types of wire strippers are available.
What types of wire strippers are available?
Our wire strippers can be set into two distinct categories. First, you have coaxial cable strippers. As we said above, these are designed to remove both the outer jacket and the internal dielectric material. The second type of wire stripper that we carry is designed for use on round cables such as round boat cable. Below we will take a more in depth look at each of these types of wire strippers as well as replacement blades.
Coaxial Cable Strippers
Coaxial strippers are made to handle both the outer jacket and the internal material regardless of the type of coaxial cable you are dealing with. We offer four varieties of coaxial strippers so that you can find the one that best matches your specific needs. This way you protect the internal conductors without spending too much time removing the jacket and dielectric material. Coaxial strippers are known for their ease of use and rapid repeatability.
Round Cable Strippers
Our round cable strippers are for use with types of cables like marine battery cable and round boat cable. They are particularly effective when dealing with round boat cable where there are internal conductors that carry their own insulation. Using normal wire stripping methods will likely damage the insulation of the internal conductors which can lead to compromising the integrity of the cable over time.
Replacement blades are for use with both the coaxial wire strippers and the round cable strippers. This way you can replace just part of the wire stripper rather than having to buy an entirely new tool. Replacement blades are known for their ease of installation as well as their rapid install time. The only thing to pay attention to is that you order the correct replacement blades for the wire stripper that you own.
How do I select the correct wire stripper?
Selecting the correct wire stripper starts by knowing which type of cable you are working with, but it goes further than that. Let us say you are looking to get a wire stripper to work with coaxial cable. It is not a one size fits all solution as each coaxial wire stripper works within a set wire gauge range or works with a particular type of coaxial cables such as RG59 or RG6. Once you know what type of cable you are working with, the next step is finding the tool that best suits your individual needs. If you know that you will only work with RG6 and do not need to strip any other coaxial cable, then the VT45-262 is perfect for your needs. If, however, you are unsure as to the exact coaxial cable type but know it is with 22 AWG to 10 AWG. In this case, you would want to use our VT45-292. The best part about our coaxial wire strippers is that you can use replacement blades rather than having to replace the entire tool.
How do I use replacement blades?
Replacement blades are used when the existing blades become too dull to properly cut and remove the insulation. To use them, one must simply remove the old blades and place the new ones in. The method varies from wire stripper to wire stripper but overall, the process involves loosening the part that holds the blade in place. This part can take the form of either a screw or a locking nut depending on the wire stripper you are using. In all honesty, these replacement blades are a breeze to install and can be done in only a minute. If needed refer to the user’s guide for the tool in question. We offer replacement blades in three styles, one for round wire strippers and two for coaxial wire strippers. In all honesty, these replacement blades are a breeze to install and can be done in only a minute.
How do I use the wire strippers on round cables?
Round cable is notoriously difficult to strip especially when you are dealing with a cable such as round boat cable where there are internal conductors that can have their own insulation that can be damaged. It is for cables like this that we offer round wire strippers. To use, you simply open the jaws of the wire stripper and place it over the point in the cable you wish to strip. Now, with a firm grip on the cable, you rotate the wire striper around the chosen point in the cable several times. A gentle pull on the end of the insulation will let you know when the wire stripper has done its job. It really is that simple.
Why choose Pacer?
Pacer has over four decades in the marine industry, and we have used that time to become experts in our craft. Every wire stripper we offer has undergone a battery of tests to ensure that they are built to the highest quality possible. Many of these tools are used in our own production facilities. This goes to show how much trust we place in our products. When you see Pacer on your products, you know that you have quality.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*