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Offline chrisatpsu

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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, »
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Offline rm357

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Battery connection to board
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2012, »
Oh, I just use my teeth...

Only kidding... For the most part.

When I was a teenager, I didn't have a good stripper. I often used my wire cutters, but it takes a practice to feel when you have cut through just the insulation and not into the wire... The teeth were easier...

Not recommended though as you can easily damage your teeth.

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Offline Mimir

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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, »
I thought I was the only one that did that.

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Offline JonB256

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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2012, »
Though very expensive, the heated strippers that melt the insulation are great. I had to leave them at my old job. :(

Offline bisquit476

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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2012, »
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Oh, I just use my teeth...
RM

That's what I use on every servo wire I've installed, with not a single problem.

Offline tbone321

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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2012, »
Another issue may be the solder itself.  Solder can be brittle and if it wicks up past the thru hole to the other side of the board, it can snap where you bend it.  The trick there is to bend the wire before you solder it.  Then the solder will strengthen the bend.
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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012, »
Just don't use your teeth on phone lines; the ring voltage will surprise you  >.d9

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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2012, »
LOL, yea, 70VAC will give your mouth a healthy zap.
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Offline Night Owl

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Re: Battery connection to board
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012, »
For most of my work, I'll use my wirestripper with the adjustable cam.

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I tapped the rivet holding the cam with a hammer to tighten it up.  I need a plier to change the setting, but once it is set, it doesn't move.  So when I am stripping a lot of wire that is all the same gauge, I don't have to look at the tool to make sure I am using the right cutter groove.  I have one of those self adjusting ones also, but on the smaller gauge stranded wires, it sometimes damages the insulation on the side I don't want stripped.