Jim: Where'd you get those nifty wire strippers? I did the Google thing, but the "kronos automatic wire strippers" that came up look nothing like those nifty beasties.! Keep up the good work!
I know everyone is using suitcase connectors these days but if I wanted to solder my tracks leads off of my power bus cables, is there a tool that will strip back and cut the plastic cable covering off the bus cable ready for soldering the track leads? The only way I do it is with a knife. Is there a tool that will do this?
RadioShack 4. Or similar. The brand is unimportant.
I need to be able to strip wire around smashable, scratchable, and shatterable glass objects. The automatic wirestrippers look like they might save me from my own awkwardness. I am so glad I saw this. It came with no instructions and I had no idea that the yellow plastic thing was a strip gauge.
Category: Gear. Choosing a quality tool is about finding one that in comfortable on your hands, strips wires without fraying them or pulling them apart, and get all the way through the insulation without extra pulling or second cuts. They need to be able to handle multiple wire sizes since different gauges abound and changing tools over and over is tiresome.
I have a chinese wire stripper tool and don't really like how thin the steel is flexes when trying to strip, crimp, etc. It looks very similar to the channellock except the top and bottom functions are switched, linked below. I'm leaning towards the because they are similar to the pair I have now in terms of options and what I have used in the past.
I have seen many attempts to improve that humble tool, the wire stripper. This is the one that pleases me most. It clamps the wire, makes an incision into the insulation without cutting the copper underneath, and removes the insulation, all in a single action.
I know, I know. When I first heard of such a thing, I thought what you are probably thinking now: maybe for some exotic coated wire, but for regular wire, I just use a pair of diagonal cutters or a mechanical stripper or a razor blade. You can do that, of course, and for large solid wires, you can even get good results. There are two minor issues.
The Stratos did a good job of articulating the brushes on cymbals and the bass was well defined if not particularly deep. Miles' muted trumpet could sound slightly strident in the higher notes but never became outright annoying in the way muted trumpets can be when not reproduced well. I did note that the higher notes of the piano didn't have the last bit of sparkle that I like to hear, instead sounding slightly rounded off and softened.