How to strip a wire

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Stripping a wire is one of the first things you need to learn when it comes to anything electrical. It's also very easy to do.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Estimated time taken: 2 minutes
Tools required:

  • Wire strippers

Step 1: Find the correct gauge

  • Wire strippers have multiple different gauges for stripping wire that will match most sizes of wire you are working with.

Step 2: Cut the coating

  1. Stick the wire into the correct gauge
  2. Apply pressure until you go through the coating
  3. Spin the wire cutter all the way around the wire

Step 3: Strip the wire

  • After rotating all the way around the wire, pull the stripper toward the end of the wire to remove the coating

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