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    Default Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    Is there an inexpensive tool or method for stripping Ribbon Cables.

    Any DIY techniques someone has that they could share?
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    Default Re: Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    You're looking for one that looks like this:

    The very tip will clamp down on the cable and the metal will drop down, cut and pull the insulation off the end. The metal part is actually a bunch of thin cutters that form around a cable or wire and work great for ribbon cable too.

    Just Google "ribbon cable stripper" with out the quotes and click the shopping tab. You can get them as cheap as $8.
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    Default Re: Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    Yup. Same color as mine, even... Work on pretty much any wiring, including ribbon and siamese cables.

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    Default Re: Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    I did that and did not see any for $8. They were all nearly $100 or more
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    Default Re: Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    I used one of those last year and it was incredibly good. But I used it for so much that it just stopped getting the job done.

    Last week I bought one of these http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...7&blockType=G7

    This thread inspired me to test it out and it works incredibly well on 18 AWG wire. It's very well built too unlike the plastic one I had.

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    Default Re: Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    http://www.dinodirect.com/crimping-t...r-l215808.html

    I found them here. May be others, too.

    If you have a Matco tool guy, I got mine from him, same tool- rebadged:

    http://www.matcotools.com/Catalog/to...ype=T&cat=2323

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    Default Re: Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    If you sort by price, this Wellmax stripper is one of the first and the shipping is free.
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    Default Re: Ribbon Cable Stripper?

    Excellent. I saw this, but you actually have to look down in the specs to see its for flat/ribbon cable. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieHorning View Post
    If you sort by price, this Wellmax stripper is one of the first and the shipping is free.
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