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
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
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
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
filaments are an integral part of the stripper body, no maintenance
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.
HOTWEEZERS® will easily handle high-temperature insulations
such as PTFE Tefzel*, Teflon*, and Silicone Rubber without the charring.
*Registered Trade Marks
of Du Pont.
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