HOTweezers® represents the state of the art design and construction of thermal wire strippers. The hand unit is shaped like a pair of cut off tweezers and weighs less than 2 ounces (57g) including cable and connector. Because of this, the HOTweezers® Thermal Wire Stripper fits comfortably in the users hand and the wire stripping operation is smooth and natural.
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The small size and light weight have proved in production use to be very effective in increasing output
and reducing operator fatigue.
HOTweezer® Thermal Wire Stripping System:
The most unique feature of the HOTweezers® Wire Stripper is that the heater filaments are completely sealed
in the stripping head. The head is fabricated from a high-strength, high-temperature alloy with very good
oxidation and wear properties. Hermetic sealing of the filaments in a high-temperature alloy offers several
Advantage of using HOTweezers® Wire Strippers:
1. The filament is resistant to oxidation.
2. The stripping head will not disort nor lose alignment as is the casewith ordinary hot wire strippers.
3. Since the filaments are enclosed, a greater portion of the heat generated is retained to do useful
work. Consequently the power supply can be much smaller than usual and the current consumption is
drastically reduced. The M-10 power supply consumes a mere 20 watts at the highest temperature setting.
4. Wire holes can be ground into the stripping head without damage to the filaments. With wire holes, the rotation of the stripper required to accomplish a strip is reduced from 180º to 15º and mashing of conductors, especially the finer gauges, is completely eliminated.
5. Because the filaments are an integral part of the stripper body, no maintenance is required.
Improve Results with HOTweezers® Thermal Wire Strippers:
With the M-10 Power Supply, the tip temperature can be adjusted from 300ºF (149ºC) to 1450ºF (788ºC).
Other thermal strippers offer this feature but there's a difference. The mass at the stripping tip of the
HOTweezers® is much greater than ordinary hot wire types and is more resistant to cool down when the
stripper contacts the work. Because of this, the tip temperature can be maintained at a level very near the
softening point of the insulation material but below its charring or ignition temperature. Virtually any organic
insulation can be stripped without burn marks. It is now possible to thermal strip low-temperature materials
like PVC, Nylon and Polyethylene without the insulation slugs sticking to the stripper or the conductor. The
HOTweezers® will easily handle high-temperature insulations sure as PTFE Tefzel*, Teflon* and Silicone Rubber
without the charring.
* Registered Trade Marks of Du Pont
HOTweezers® Thermal Wire Stripper/Hand Units:
Three different models of the HOTweezers® Wire Stripper are available to satisfy
most wire stripping requirements. For precise insulation removal models 4A and
4B have stripping holes to yield a clean, even strip free of insulation "tails" and to
prevent mashing of the conductor strands. Model 4C is designed for use on cable
jackets and larger diameter conductors. Maximum cale or conductor O.D that can
be stripped is 0.25 inch (6.35mm) and maximum insulation wall thickness is 0.05
inch (1.27mm). For stripping requirements that exceed these dimensions the
HOTnife can be used. All models have the new strip length gauge so that repetitive
wire stripping operations can be done accurately. The gauge is easy to adjust
without a screwdriver or special tools. The standard power cord for all three
models is a flexible, lightweight cable with a high temperature silicone rubber
jacket that resists burns