HOTweezers® represents the state of the art in the design and
construction of thermal wire strippers. The hand unit is shaped like a
pair of cutoff tweezers and weighs less than 2 ounces (57g) including
cable and connector. Because of this, the HOTweezers® Thermal Wire
comfortably in the user's hand, and the wire stripping operation is smooth
and natural. The small size and light weight have proved in production
use to be vary effective in increasing output and reducing operator
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 advantages.
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Advantages of using HOTweezers®
1. The filament is resistant to oxidation.
2. The stripping head will not disort nor lose
alignment as is the case with 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 wats 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 180° to 15°
and mashing of conductors, especially the finer gauges, is completely
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 300°F (149°C) to 1450°F (788°C). 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 such as PTFE Tefzel*, Teflon* and Silicone Rubber without
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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 cable 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
repititive 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.
If you have a requirement that may require a special model,
please contact us directly.
Stripping TEX-E Wire - It is recommended that you use the 4A
Hand piece with the setting on Hi - on about 4 - Trial and error will
prove the best way for you operators to achieve the desired strip - it
is also considered better but more time consuming to strip back as shown
and then cut the end off - this prevents a build up of the plastic on
the stripping blades and otherwise constant cleaning. HOTweezers®
and any thermal wire strippers should always be used with suitable fume
extraction depending on the type of material being stripped.
Wire Stripper Sizes
The model 2A HOTNIFE® Thermal Wire
Stripper is designed for use in applications where the use
of a razor blade of knife is hazardous to personnel and components.
Heating occurs in the blade, not in a remote capsule, and the blade with
its dull edge will not cut when cold. The HOTNIFE® Wire Stripper is useful in
deporting, deflashing and other applications where a heated blade can
simplify a manufacturing operation and increase yields. Due to its small
size, it is highly maneuverable and can be easily used under a
microscope for delicate work. Because of the single blade construction,
it can easily strip large diameter conductors and jackets including
irregular shaped cross sections without nicking sheild or conductor
strands. The HOTNIFE® Thermal Stripper is used with the M-10 power supply and has a
useable temperature range from 300°F (149°C) to
The M-10 Power Supply
The HOTweezers® and HOTnife® are used with the compact M-10 Power
Supply, which features an on-off switch, "HI" and "LO" jacks, a
temperature control, and a unique holder for the hand unit.
Placing the HOTweezers® or HOTnife®
Thermal Stripper in the holder activates a switch
that sets the temperature control to an idle mode. When the wire stripper is
removed from the holder, the control is switched back to the original
The supply provides an isolated, low-voltage output for operator safety
and is rewired to full UK wiring specification and CE marked.
M10 Power Supply Unit
Technical Data - HOTweezer® Thermal Wire Strippers:
3" x 4.5" x 4.5"
20 Watts Max
90 Days against
defects in materials and workmanship