When stripping cables or wires, you need to use the proper tool for the job, like a good quality wire stripping tool (or a knife when working with larger conductors), and you must be careful not to nick or damage the wire.
Ever wondered what tools an electrical contractor personally uses on the job? Here’s your chance for a look into the Internet Electrician’s toolbag – what I use on the job, what I recommend for the DIYer, and suggestions for the proper care and maintenance of those tools.
Before you tackle any electrical project, having the proper tools is essential to getting the job done efficiently, correctly, and most important, safely! The old saying, use the right tool for the job, couldn’t be more relevant, especially when it comes to electrical work.
This video demonstrates how to strip cable. Using a utility knife, stripping the jacket from PVC cable (Romex or Loomex) is shown as one method for how to strip cable. Using the proper technique, stripping wire can be easy, as demonstrated by Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician.
Wire colors are not standardized and may vary from country to country. This article explains the differences between wire colors found in the U.S. and wire colors in England.