Once stripped using this method it also lets you twizzle the wires perfectly before soldering them, leaving you with a very neat tinned wire.
These tricks were some of the first things that Steveastrouk taught me when I started working for him after we met on Instructables. I use the wire stripping trick almost every day and has saved me hours.
Read on to find out how!
Step 1: Tools & Materials
- side cutters
- soldering iron
- wet sponge or soldering iron cleaning gumpf of choice
- wire (duh!), single or multi core.
Step 2: Holding the wire & side cutter
Hold the side cutters in your other hand with the beveled edge facing the wire and put light pressure on the insulation with them a short way down the wire. This method works for both multi and single core wires, but for multicore, place the side cutters further down the wire if you want to twist them perfectly.