TSK8000 & TSK8500 Twist-Strip™ 

Outer Jacket Stripper for Shielded Twisted Multi-Conductor Cable 


It is common for high-speed data cable to utilize two or more shielded twisted conductors. This type of cable is common in all digital electronic networks, and it requires new tooling disciplines. The challenge in designing a wire prep system of this type is the non-circular configuration of the cable, and the many types, variations, and stripping nuances of shielded, twisted, multi-wire cable.
The DMC Twist-Strip™ product line gives the user a system with the maximum capabilities, while keeping the system portable, self-contained, affordable, and ergonomic. The precise blade adjustment, zero friction ball bearing design, articulating/locking arms, and changeable dies makes the Twist-Strip™ very user-friendly and efficient when performing the difficult task of cable preparation.


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The Problem

Imprecise Methods

Stripping multi-conductor wire cable is often done by hand with a razor blade. This is a dangerous and difficult way to remove the jacket from any type of electrical cable. A razor blade offers no method of controlling the depth of cut which will result in a poor quality strip, and cuts or scrapes on the shielding which lead to poor electrical bond and a likely place for corrosion.


Risk of Injury

Using a razor blade increases the probability of injury to the operator and constant tugging to remove the outer jacket which causes operator fatigue. Other methods for removal of the jacket like laser or thermal stripping produce hazardous work environments.


Time Consuming

The conventional “ring and slit” method for stripping shielded twisted cable is very time consuming and requires a highly skilled operator to successfully perform

The Solution

Adjustable (New Feature)

The TSK8000 and TSK8500 have adjustable blades that allow the tool to accommodate variances in the cable. Varying jacket thickness and cable diameter are two examples of common differences you may see in different lots of the same cable. Simple adjustments allow the user to set the cutting blades for a deeper or shallower score of the cable jacket.



A cable track precisely machined into each die set creates a controlled rotation of the dies/blades as the cable is moved along the cable. A simple 90° bend of the cable results in the jacket halves separating for removal, reducing the amount of force needed to remove the jacket.



The repeatable function of the tool reduces operator error and is up to 3 to 5 times faster than conventional methods.

Operation Overview