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Marty48

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about to make prototype of s w a cable stripper that cuts strands as well as outer insulation at the same time . would you use it? price not set but approx £80 . does anyone know if s w a used abroad, trying to estimate market size. welcome your replies.
 
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wayne

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personally for me its a steep price and my views on specialist tools have been expressed before
to strip swa i need a hacksaw and a knife which i can use for other things how much quicker would your tool be ?
im thinking about a blade runner for the neatness and speed
 
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Spudmiester

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One exisits , as danzor points out. About 20 quid I think. Too much for a tight Yorkshireman like me. Plus, it will only do up to a certain size, no good if you do a lot of big stuff, but could be usefull if you have a lot of small cables to gland into a panel I suppose. In the meantime a hacksaw and Stanly Baxter will do !.
 
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Cirrus

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Call me old fashioned but give ma a knife and hacksaw any day. Hardly any trouble is it.
 
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wayne

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can you improve on a hacksaw and knife?
 
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Andy M

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Send me one and i'll trial it for you.

P.S i won't charge you either

As an Assessor i'll happily give you "Feedback"
 
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Marty48

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it cuts outer insulation and metal strands (two simultaneous cuts) to pre determined depth circumferentially.then it cuts outer insulation axially the length of the cable to be stripped.
works on any size of cable ,its accurate (strands cut uniformly),you cant cut yourself ,you can use it in confined spaces,no cable vibration and a lot less bother than a "hover"
makes the bladerunner look like a spud peeler,dont know why anyone would buy that.
and finally you can use it on the inner insulation (2nd layer) which i find to be the real pig of the process. how many of you use cable stripper on singles etc "neccesity is the mother of invention"
 
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Darius-parky

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it cuts outer insulation and metal strands (two simultaneous cuts) to pre determined depth circumferentially.then it cuts outer insulation axially the length of the cable to be stripped.
works on any size of cable ,its accurate (strands cut uniformly),you cant cut yourself ,you can use it in confined spaces,no cable vibration and a lot less bother than a "hover"
makes the bladerunner look like a spud peeler,dont know why anyone would buy that.
and finally you can use it on the inner insulation (2nd layer) which i find to be the real pig of the process. how many of you use cable stripper on singles etc "neccesity is the mother of invention"
For the last 2 years I have been using my side cutter to do 1mm, 1.5mm, 2.5mm, 6mm T&E and also 4mm, 10mm, and 16mm yellow and green as well as 25mm brown and blue tails.

So for that reason I am out.(I like to be one of the dragons in the den):mad:
 
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dragon-av

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hmm interesting idea have you thought about using it for more than SWA? In my line of work there are lots of cables that need cutting and alot have to use a special tool but you need one for each cable and one sometimes for each PLUG most of th cables are coaxial (like a single core SWA) in various diams and some are coaxial mulitcores in a common outer jacket have a look here for the type of tools as they are not cheap upto £150 each

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Marty48

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For the last 2 years I have been using my side cutter to do 1mm, 1.5mm, 2.5mm, 6mm T&E and also 4mm, 10mm, and 16mm yellow and green as well as 25mm brown and blue tails.

So for that reason I am out.(I like to be one of the dragons in the den):mad:
Well done, when you get bigger you can move onto black and grey tails and then proper S W A cables.If we were all like you we would still be sat in a cave rubbing sticks together! Only joking
Well done DRAGON-AV. You are right about the cost of some of these tools.Not tested it fully but dont think it will work on braided protection. Appreciate input.:(
 
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rumrunner

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Well done, when you get bigger you can move onto black and grey tails and then proper S W A cables.If we were all like you we would still be sat in a cave rubbing sticks together! Only joking
Well done DRAGON-AV. You are right about the cost of some of these tools.Not tested it fully but dont think it will work on braided protection. Appreciate input.:(
Dont worry about it Darius ,hes just a a bit ****ed off because no ones very interested in his new toy.;)

hmm interesting idea have you thought about using it for more than SWA? In my line of work there are lots of cables that need cutting and alot have to use a special tool but you need one for each cable and one sometimes for each PLUG most of th cables are coaxial (like a single core SWA) in various diams and some are coaxial mulitcores in a common outer jacket have a look here for the type of tools as they are not cheap upto £150 each

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How on earth is a bit of coax ,like a bit of SWA,:eek::confused:
 
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Cirrus

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Dont worry about it Darius ,hes just a a bit ****ed off because no ones very interested in his new toy.;)



How on earth is a bit of coax ,like a bit of SWA,:eek::confused:



 
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dragon-av

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stripping tool is a stripping tool and i can see some similarities between the cables. SIze is different but the rest not to far apart.
 
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