Stripping jacket from cable?

Old 06-21-15, 09:46 AM
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Stripping jacket from cable?

For extension cord style cable with a thick jacket. Is there a technique to doing this? I have thing that goes on the cable and you spin it around. While that worked for me for network cables and coax cables I've never made it work with these. The problem is it either doesn't cut through the jacket or it nicks the insulation on the conductors themselves.

My current technique is to cut across the diameter at the end, grab both half of the jacket with pliers, yank apart, trim the ends of the conductors which could have been damaged in the first step and then scissors roughly cut the sides of the jacket with scissors.

There has to be a better way right?
Old 06-21-15, 10:29 AM
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I gently ring the outside with a razor knife.
Old 06-21-15, 05:16 PM
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Sometimes like with SOJ cable, I will strip it lengthwise very carefully, then bend the casing around and snip it around the base where the strip starts. If you choose to cut it around with a razor knife, don't cut all the way through. When you bend the cable the casing will usually finish breaking around the circle.

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