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Is burning enamel safe? Answered


I know one of the easiest ways to rid the magnet wire of its enamel is by burning it with a butane-lighter. Does this release any toxic fumes, however? I work with magnet wire a lot, and am, quite frankly, tired of stripping it with an Xacto. I'd most likely be burning it outside, so it wouldn't be that bad, I suppose.

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Kiteman (author)2011-06-05

If you're just doing the ends, it will be no more hazardous than soldering.

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freethetech (author)Kiteman2011-06-05

Thanks for the reply, Kiteman!

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