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Ultimate Handyman DIY tips - how to strip electrical cable

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there's a lot of debate I'll to work

correctly strip Carol this is a piece of

lighting cable which is one mill now

what a lot of people do is he get a

knife and they actually slit down the

cable down the center where the earth

wire is but when you do that there is a

chance that you'll actually catch the

insulation on the inner core's so it's

not really a preferred method you can

see that none of the inner coil actually

damaged by doing that but professional

electrician is all like you stripping it

off light up and the quite a lot of them

use a different method so what they will

do is just make the cable using some

side cutters in the center so you snip

the end of the cable and look here at

the earth wire and you can actually use

that as a cheese way to cut the actual

outs of insulation by pulling it when