Wire Stripping


Wires and cables function as interconnect mediums. They weave through a vehicle to route electrical power and electronic command, control, and signal impulses. Correct preparation of conductors results in a high-quality, reliable termination.



Wire conductors are available in many different forms, including:

• Single- and stranded-wire insulated conductors

• Coaxial, twisted pair, and multiconductor shielded cables

• Highly integrated, multiconductor cables


A cross reference for AS5768 (Tools and Blades) and AS22759 (Wire) can be found here 



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Stripping Length


Before you begin, determine the length of insulation you want to remove, and make sure you have the proper die type for wire insulation. The wire must be visible in the inspection hole, and the insulation must be 1/64"-1/32" from the end of the contact or the inside of the insulation cup. 


1. Determine the proper length of insulation to be removed. Wire must be visible in inspection hole. Insulation must be 1/64” – 1/32” from end of contact or inside of insulation cup.


2. Insert wire into exact center of correct slot for wire size to be stripped. Each slot is marked with wire size.


3. Close handles together as close as possible.


4. To prevent birdcaging the wire, partially open handles to allow grips to open, then remove wire before allowing handles to fully open.


5. Release handles, allowing wire holder to return to open position.


6. Remove stripped wire.


7. After stripping, strands of wire should be twisted firmly together in the same direction as the normal lay of the wire.


8. Stripped wire with nicked or cut strands is not acceptable.