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    making a wire stripper

    i work as a laborer on large jobs and come across alot off different gadge scrap wire that the sparkys some time let me take so i have quit a bit of different size wires has any one made a home made wire stripper that i could adjust to work on differnt wire any ideas



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    I never have but it cant be that hard ive had a few differnt ideas how to make one i just have never had that much wire
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    This actually is my next project, hopefully i can do it within a couple months as I keep accumulating wire scrap myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypoman View Post
    This actually is my next project, hopefully i can do it within a couple months as I keep accumulating wire scrap myself.
    good luck please share what you find works

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    I just order this one about a week ago. All the way from europe though.

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    Good job,, That's a nice looking lil stripper. I'm wondering how hard it could be to add a little sewing machine motor to it,,, hmmmm:confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleigh Kleeb View Post
    I just order this one about a week ago. All the way from europe though.
    Nice looking item, I hate their videos cocked sideways though

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    Great idea! A little pricey, though ($200 US) Worth it if you are really serious.

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    yeah, I thought that their videos being sideways were hard to watch, but like the item. You need to take that handle off and affix a drill to that bad boy.

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    I just got it a couple days ago. i love it! i stripped like a thousand feet of wire today!! look at my pic here oof what this thing did for me in just an hour!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
    Its totally worth the expansive price tag.

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    much appreciated advice

    thanks a lot for your input, its great to hear feedback from a bona fide user. It seems these people ship to my country. I emailed them a price request. Hope to be getting one soon.




    Quote Originally Posted by Raleigh Kleeb View Post
    I just got it a couple days ago. i love it! i stripped like a thousand feet of wire today!! look at my pic here oof what this thing did for me in just an hour!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
    Its totally worth the expansive price tag.

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    got mine today

    I got mine today and love it!
    I tried it on some wire of various gauges, and it worked very well on them all, reasonably quick.
    It took some time to get it processed but that was due to me not understanding the Paypal stuff lol.

    I really like it a lot, makes stripping a breeze! Recommended for the "I scrap when I can" crowd. The big time people probably want something that runs off a power tool, or has its own motor, though. But I love its simplicity. There's not much that can go wrong with it.

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    Lars; how hard would it be to add a small sewing machine motor(with the foot pedal) or a variable speed drill??? I would opt for the foot pedal, just call me lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    Lars; how hard would it be to add a small sewing machine motor(with the foot pedal) or a variable speed drill??? I would opt for the foot pedal, just call me lazy.
    You can't connect the drill to it directly since the axle (a bolt w/Allen head) does not turn with the wheel. The bolt simply screws into the frame. The bolt is only threaded at the end and has a smooth middle that the wheel turns on.

    I'm not very mechanically inclined, so I would like to see any suggestion anyone comes up with...

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    ok, maybe I missed something, I don't see a link or anything, what did you buy from europe?

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    Can you tell the difference between the WS200 and the WS Drill Stripper? There is a few dollars difference, but seems to be the same thing.
    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.

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    Yea, I was see'ing that. Might be a typo?? Might be worth an email to clear it up,,

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    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?
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgorman914 View Post
    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?
    Tim
    The squeezing method only works with solid core.

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    Might find a hard roller from a printing press. Check a press repair place, they may have an old one or old rubber rollers.


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