How to Strip Wire with Wire Cutters

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If you don’t have a wire stripper, there’s an alternative for that. Learn how to strip wire with wire cutters!

Before we proceed to the focus of this discussion, we honestly don’t recommend wire cutters every time you need to strip wires. The procedure is too tricky and time-consuming. That’s why it’s best if you just buy a wire stripper directly.

If you really have no choice, take a look at this tutorial video:


Wanna go through that again? To make it easier for you, we’re going to list down the steps from the video.

  1. Slightly close the wire cutter’s jaws to gently hold the wire between the teeth.
  2. Gently turn the cutter to make a groove around the wire.
  3. Pull the cutter to remove the insulation.

Don’t forget to do the process with steady hands to avoid cutting the wire. As you can see, the task becomes more delicate than usual if you don’t have a wire stripper.

In Conclusion

Even though you already know¬†how to strip wire with wire cutters, don’t rely on this knowledge. Keep things simple with a wire stripper.

If you’re going to use a wire cutter for its real purpose, you must ensure that it’s sharp all the time. We have tips on how to sharpen wire cutters.