Strip LARGE Wires FAST! Professional Wire Stripping Tool

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when we install a custom car audio

system we of course need to strip away

the wire insulation in order to connect

different wires to the amplifiers and

other devices within the system for

smaller wires we can obviously use

normal wire strippers in order to remove

that insulation but what about when we

have these bigger wires obviously these

aren't going to fit into our normal wire

stripper there are a couple of different

ways to remove the insulation from these

large wires but it can be time-consuming

and it seems like it never fails that

you end up cutting some of the strands

of wire what if I told you that there

was a tool that allowed us to strip that

insulation in seconds and get a really

clean cut that my friends is coming up

there are a couple of different ways to

strip wire insulation away from these

larger wires now I have an 8 gauge wire

here a 4 gauge and a 0 gauge and before

we get into using this specialized tool

I want to talk about some of the more

traditional methods links to all of

these different tools that I'm showing

you guys in this video are available

down in the video description

the first kind of traditional method

that I've seen use is to use cable

cutters like this in order to strip away

that large insulation now if you guys

are not familiar with this tool this is

a nice set of climb cable cutters these

work extremely well as I'll show you

here for cutting large cable but that is

what these are designed to do the way

you can use these in order to strip away

some insulation is you put it on like so

you kind of apply light pressure and you

rotate the wire around and then you just

kind of want to push it off like so now

this works but it's a little

time-consuming as you can see you have

to spin the wire around multiple times

and if we zoom in here you can see that

it leaves some damage on the wire we

also lost quite a few strands here

another option and this is what I used

to prefer is using a nice sharp olthaa

knife what you'll do with this is you'll

slowly work your way into the insulation

and again you have to spin the wire

around as you go and you have to use

care not to cut too far through the

insulation once you get far enough

through the insulation you can kind of

work it back and forth and kind of break

it apart and if you have a spot like

this like I did you can kind of trim

that up way but as we pull it off

looks something like this so the

advantage of using this Alphin knife to

do it is we don't really harm any of the

wires but obviously it's time consuming

so let's talk about this specialized

tool here this is the joke re cable

cutter and you guys should know there's

a couple of different variations of this

particular tool you want to use the one

that I have linked for you guys down in

the video description

at first glance obviously we have this

yellow case with these red and blue

accents on the backside these blue

accents actually kind of have a tactile

feel to them they feel like rubber it

gives you a nice grip on the device the

same for the blue here it's this nice

soft little push button you can see we

have this dial on the back side and then

we also have this motion here and if you

look inside there you can see a blade

when we turn this dial what happens is

it makes that blade come further out but

the dial turned all the way that's the

blade and it's fully extended position

and then by turning the dial the other

direction all the way it fully retracts

that blade into the body now the purpose

of having that adjustment is so that we

can adjust for the different thicknesses

of insulation on our wire the other

thing to notice is that this blade is

free to rotate it actually rotates a

full 360 degrees the reason for that

blade rotation is what we're going to do

is we're actually going to sandwich the

wire in here like so and then when we

spin around the wire it allows the blade

to guide itself so that it cuts

perfectly so obviously when we sandwich

the wire in here and spin it around it's

going to cut that insulation and we can

remove it but there is kind of a

particular way that you need to use this

I'm going to give you guys the tips that

you need to get the best results so the

first thing we need to do of course is

adjust the blade height what I recommend

that you guys do is make it so that the

blade goes about 95% of the way through

the insulation but not completely

through because you don't want it to

damage the wiring now the next tip is

see the high point of the blade that is

the sharp side so right now the sharp

side is facing this direction towards me

I want the sharp side to actually face

the other direction when we start this

cut so I can kind of give it a shake

like that and you can see now the sharp

side is pointing this way I find that

this is important because then when we

go to start the cut the blade doesn't

have to rotate itself around it

all ready ready to go so now what I can

do is I can sandwich my wire in here

like so

and I know the blade is facing this way

so I'm gonna push the cut that way and

I'm gonna spin around a couple of times

now here's the trick you don't want to

push this button and remove it from the

wire at this point you want to keep the

tension on it and you actually want to

just push away towards the end of the

wire and what that does as you can see

is it has this cut here from going

around but then it also makes a cut in

that direction by making this cut in

this direction I can get my peel kind of

started and then we just peel it away

and there we go now we have a perfectly

stripped wire that was the zero gage

let's see how it works on the four gage

I've adjusted the blade height I'll spin

around and pull and now we can strip it

away there we go another perfectly

stripped wire let's do our eight gage

give it a spin give it a pull there we

go three perfectly stripped wires each

done in just a matter of seconds using

that tool now don't forget there are a

couple of different versions out there

I've tried them the one that I've linked

below is the one that I'm using in this

video and that I like the best I can't

get over how quick this thing is it's so

simple to just load that wire in give it

a few spins and a strip and then pull

that insulation away if you're new here

I have some other specialized wiring

videos that you can check out here on

screen and I'd love to have you as a


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