Hi guys, I'm new to the forum, but wanted to reply here. I have started scrapping metal this year because I care full time for my mother, who is diabetic, on dialysis and has has vision problems to the point she really can't care for herself. Doing this affords me the time to care for her, as she an come with me on scrap "runs" as well as when I find things on Craigslist to go and get; and I can be at home when breaking metals down to take to the yard. As for wire stripping, an efficient stripper is something I have thought about building at home, and saw an interesting idea on Youtube - search "Franks wire stripping machine". I have gotten a scrap tread mill, but didn't save the frame for mounting, but did save the rollers / motor. I also came across a working old powered "wringer washer" --- am considering taking the rollers out and into town to see if I could get a hardened steel sheet metal to encase (glue) the rollers into, and then devise a clamping system to apply enough pressure to the rollers to cut the insulation (or squeeze/break it as it may).
Has anyone else built their own stripper? Did the idea work and how did you do it?