Re: wire strippers


$.  At least in my case, stripping, wrapping, soldering costs me the $ of the solder - orders of magnitude less than even the cheapest suitcases.  Besides, I already bought the solder and the irons, years ago, so it's "free".  For hundreds of connections, it's worth it to learn robust soldering techniques.  I'd rather spend my RR budget elsewhere.

However, I do realize that's not everyone's take on the matter.  YMMV.

On 2019-11-23 9:05, Carl wrote:

Hi Gang:

Why strip the wires at all? You could use Insulation Displacement Connectors ( Suitcase Connectors ) or Insulation Displacement Screw Terminals:

I've wire a whole layout with these and they were great to work with. NMRA hosted a clinic on these at the Salt Lake City Convention last summer.

Best wishes, Carl.

On 11/23/2019 8:56 AM, wirefordcc wrote:
Hi Greg,

The wire stripper I show on my website at the link below will strip a wire in the middle of it.

I use it to expose wire in the middle of a bus run.  Obviously, in the middle, you can't remove the insulation.  It cuts the insulation and pushes it to one side.

Allan Gartner
Wiring for DCC

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