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Thread: How To Strip Copper By Hand Really Fast- JACK THE SCRAPPER

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    How To Strip Copper By Hand Really Fast- JACK THE SCRAPPER

    its a perfect stripping setup if you do not want to buy a cable stripper. and it costs around $5.00



    Let me know what you think I want lots of feed back on this if its what you guys do or if you have a faster way to strip the big cables without a machine.


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    Hey Jack, Rather interesting video'(s) I'm curious though?? why dont you sell the wire to a electrical contractor and make 3 -to- 5 times more. Thats providing you have heavy 2/0 , 3/0 , 4/0 long length wire such as you have in this video??

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    Hey ya hoser, is it wrong to say your sis is a cutie?
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    -I have an electrical suppliers outfit that buys pretty much everything when I strip machines but they wouldn't buy that cable. it was found in mud in a garden under some planks of wood. lol i got the call and removed it. hence the really dirty sock.

    -and it is wrong miked

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    Nice to have support and help like that. If you could rig a stationary insulation cutter: two of you could pull and it wouldn't cost you a new pair of socks. If you could add a simple reel to hold the unprocessed cable; three of you could pull! Seems like you're doing ok with what you got at hand though.

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    I clamp one end in a vice and tie the other end around truck hitch. Then I put the truck in drive and stretch it untill its tight. I use a similar knife(tool) to cut it.

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    I did something similar to this with 14 guage wire. I used my kids to help me. I took 2 eye hooks and put them at both ends of my garage door opening. Then had one kid on each end one feed and one pulling. While I drug the knife across it. Had about 600 feet that I baught at an auction.

    Another good video.

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    lol they are doing the hard work

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    Quote Originally Posted by sars101 View Post
    lol they are doing the hard work
    that just proves you have never stripped cable like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackshmuc View Post
    that just proves you have never stripped cable like that.

    I cant wait to find cable like that.

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    I had some like that before. I used a box cutter, Took a long time and I thought the blade was ganna break

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    Good work Jack.

    The linoleum knife seems to do a pretty good job. Have you tried a carpet knife? The blades are thin yet strong and easy to keep a sharp edge at all times.
    Give it a try but be careful it is very unforgiving!
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    slick video, and nice editing! I'm surprised the girls put up with you LOL

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    HAHA Your sister farted..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by injunjoe View Post
    Good work Jack.

    The linoleum knife seems to do a pretty good job. Have you tried a carpet knife? The blades are thin yet strong and easy to keep a sharp edge at all times.
    Give it a try but be careful it is very unforgiving!
    I do use a carpet knife just for 12 gauge house hold wire and things like that I don't strip #2 insulated unless it came off the back of a TV.

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    Someone's going to be bummed when they google "cute sister" and "stripping" and they end up on this forum

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    ^ lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronPirate View Post
    Someone's going to be bummed when they google "cute sister" and "stripping" and they end up on this forum

    lol disappointment......

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    For that size cable, when I do it by myself.

    I fix one end about waist height & throw the cable over my right shoulder, hold the knife in my right hand with the blade horizontal & over the cable & my thumb under the cable.

    Then I put my left hand around right hands fingers with thumb under the cable again.
    Then I 'cut in' & start walking backwards.

    Wear glasses, don't trip, & use a kitchen knife, not a 'snap off' sort of blade knife.

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