Changing wire-wrap configurations on DEC circuit boards

Chuck Guzis cclist at
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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