Really simple question but this is something that I find difficult. Is there
any reliable way of removing the outer sheaf of an electrical cable without
cutting into the insulation of the inner wires? Score and pull seems to be
the best way but it takes time to ensure that the insulation of the inner
wires remains intact.
If you are talking about flexible cable, then I find scoring or nibble
with sharp wire cutters followed by bending to confirm the scoring all
round the circumference. Then cut along the length of the unwanted section.
For rigid cable (6242Y Twin & Earth) expose the earth conductor and pull
with pliers to slice open the sheath to the required depth and cut the
On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 09:59:25 +0000, Bob Minchin wrote:
The sparks at work used a piece of wood with the correct size and shape of
hole in it and a sharp screw in from the side; this could strip FT&E v.
quickly with no risk of dammage.
I use a knife with an extensible blade set to about not-a-lot and very
carefully slit along the centre of FT&E. Flex is more awkward but small,
flush side-cutters do the job: cut along then peel back and trim round.
The head of a pin will hold more angels if
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