Fun Fact February 8, 2022.

Tool time Tuesday and today we’re stripping!  Calm down, we’re stripping wires.  Over the weekend I installed a new, GFCI outlet in our kitchen island.  One of the tools I used was a pair of wire strippers.  They resemble a pair of pliers or scissors.  Although their primary purpose is to remove the insulation from the end of a wire, they actually can do several other jobs.  You can use the tip to grab and twist wires together before adding a wire nut.  Most have a space used to cut wire to length, a hole to shear off small bolts, crimpers to crimp connections, like a ground sleeve and a loop hole to make a hook or loop in the end of a wire to wrap around a screw terminal.  I have several pairs of strippers, all about the same.  I also use them to strip old copper wire for recycling.  Maybe someday I’ll upgrade to a pair that automatically adjust to the wire size and remove exactly the right amount of insulation with one, easy squeeze of the handle.  For now, I’ll just use what I have, they work fairly well, at least for what I need them for.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact February 8, 2022.
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