Wire wrapping

From: Jeffrey H. Ingber <jingber_at_ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri Dec 6 19:24:35 2002

On Fri, 2002-12-06 at 18:31, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> Hi Jeff
> This is a manual tool and takes a little practice.
> You need to first start by stripping about .75 to 1 inch of
> insulation from the end of the wire. There is a built

Thanks to everyone who provided links. After a few tries I've got it
figured out =).

I ordered a roll of wire which has a built-in stripper which makes nice
1" cuts. Pretty easy process, but I find the slit in the tool to be
annoying, as the wire would continually get caught in it. What is the
purpose of this? I assume it's to allow you to remove broken wire from
the tool easily? I just kept a finger over the slit and eventually was
able to get some good wraps.

If I had to do this more often I would probably spring for a better
tool, but for a once (or twice-off) this seems to do the job.


> in stripper. Look at the spring steel part in the center
> of the tool. It has a slit in it that you slide the
> wire in and then pull the wire from the other side.
> Now that you have the end, thread the wire from the
> end, under the small sleeve and along the groove at the
> side of the shaft. It doesn't have to stay in the groove
> but make sure it doesn't get kinked or bent badly.
> Slide the tool and wire over a wire wrap post. Place
> your index finger at the unwrapper end and twizzle the
> tool clockwise. This is the tricky part. You need to
> put enough pressure with your index finger so that
> there are no opening between wraps but not too much
> or you'll get overlapped wraps. I also find that the
> first turn of the tool should have no pressure until
> the wire has one start wrap. You will also find
> that you won't be able to twizzle it to completion
> as one motion. You need to make sure that it doesn't
> back rotate as you go for another grab with your
> fingers ( this is where another hand comes in handy ).
> If you get an opening between wraps, don't think you
> can just squeeze it down to until it looks OK. This
> make a loose wrap that will have poor electrical connection.
> Overlapped wraps should be redone as well.
> Now, go and practice. You'll get the hang of it soon
> enough.
> Dwight
Received on Fri Dec 06 2002 - 19:24:35 GMT

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