Changing wire-wrap configurations on DEC circuit boards
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Tue Feb 14 01:24:36 CST 2017
On 02/13/2017 05:32 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
> I have a hand tool from OK Tools (looks a bit like a coil alignment
> tool). It works fine. It also has a wire strip blade built into
> the handle, which is by far the best tool for stripping wrap wire.
> (Typical wire strippers don't handle wire that thin, and the tip of
> a soldering iron won't do the job either because the insulation is
> heat resistant.)
Way back when Fry's had just opened in Sunnyvale, I was told about a
tool made by Augat, called "Micro Strip". I've seen them with the Utica
and Tyco brands also. It's sold by "Micro Strip" now.
You can't go wrong with this tool--in all the years I've used it, I have
never nicked an AWG 30 wire. It also does a bang-up job with stripping
fiber jackets. When wire-wrapping, it has a built-in adjustable stop
so that you always strip off a precise amount of insulation.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
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