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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 fits comfortably in the user's hand, and the stripping operation is smooth and natural. The small size and light weight have proved in production use to be very effective in increasing output and reducing operator fatigue.

The most unique feature of the HOTWEEZERS 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:

Advantages of using HOTweezers 

  • The filament is resistant to oxidation.

  • The stripping head will not distort nor lose alignment as is the case with ordinary hot wire strippers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Because the filaments are an integral part of the stripper body, no maintenance is required.

Improve Results with HOTweezers

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 such as PTFE Tefzel*, Teflon*, and Silicone Rubber without the charring.

*Registered Trade Marks of Du Pont.

HOTweezers  /Hand Units.

Handpiece Selection Chart

Three different models of the HOTweezers are available to satisfy most 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 (6.35 mm) and maximum insulation wall thickness is .05 inch (1.27 mm). For stripping requirements that exceed these dimensions the HOTnife can be used. All models have the new strip length gauge so that repetitive 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.


HOTweezers Model 4A (Hand unit)

Part no: 401

HOTweezers Model 4B (Hand unit)

Part no: 402

HOTweezers Model 4C (Hand unit)

Part no: 403


HOTnife / Thermal Knife

The model 2A HOTNIFE is designed for use in applications where the use of a razor blade or 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 is useful in departing, de-flashing and other applications where a heated blade can simplify a manufacturing operation and increase yields. Due to its small size, it is highly manoeuvrable 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 shield or conductor strands. The HOTNIFE is used with the M-10 power supply and has a useable temperature range from 300 degrees F (149 deg C) to 1550 degrees F (843 deg C).

HOTnife Model 2A                                       Part no: 201


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 in the holder activates a switch that sets the temperature control to an idle mode. When the stripper is removed from the holder, the control is switched back to the original setting.

The supply provides an isolated, low-voltage output for operator safety.
M-10 Power Supply 220V (Power supply only) Part no: 920

M-10 Power Supply 110V (Power supply only)

Part no: 900




110v/220v 50/60 Hz


3" x 4.5" x 4.5"


2.25 lbs

WARRANTY : 90 Days against defects in materials and workmanship
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