THIS WIRE STRIPPER STRIPS EVERY GAUGE FROM 14 GAUGE up to 500 MCM. IT EVEN DOES ROMEX!
The Wheel is wobbly - Get two 7/16" wrench and tighten the two nuts that squeeze the cutting wheel. Or two 11mm wrenches. If the rod that goes through the cutting wheel is loose, carefully tighten the bolts on the outsides of the bearings inwards but not too much or might break the fork and be too hard to turn. The rod couplers and the nut on the outside of those need to be tightened, not against the fork but against each other.
“V” wheel is not centered - If the roller or “V” wheel is not centered with the cutting wheel then loosen the bolts on the “V” wheel or roller wheel and center it.
Loose Fork - There shouldn’t be any movement of the fork left or right- loosen the four bolts that hold rods in, squeeze it together, clamp it down. Put the four bolts back in, tighten, make sure no side to side play. Make sure the cutting wheel is not moving.
- A problem that effects the actual stripping of small wire may be the cutting wheel fork. If you tighten the bolts on the back your fork wont move freely. You may loosen those bolts BUT BE VERY CAREFUL about tightening them. The bolts on the V" wheel are the same if you tighten them too much the "V'' wheel wont spin freely.
- The drill will pull the wire through but some wire may need a little help.
- The cutting blade can be sharpened by turning the cutting wheel and holding a piece of carbide to it or use a dremel tool and sharpen it while spinning the cutting wheel.
If your large gauge wire won't fit into the cutting area - our machines need to be broken in, the fork that holds the cutting wheel moves up and down and may need to be used a few times before it is loose enough to accommodate larger gauges.
If the blade and fork assembly will not move up and down - this is a rare occurrence and indicates that your machine has seized up. Your machine will need to be replaced if this occurs. This may also indicate that there is excess metal inside the fork housing area, you can send your machine back for replacement if this occurs, or open up the housing and check for excess metal that may be holding up the movement of the fork. Once you find the excess metal and after dissassembling the unit, grind off the excess metal and reassemmble the housing unit. The two metal bars will need to be clamped towards each other in order to reassemmby the unit.
Your wire is jumping off to the side of the cutting wheel - our V wheel is made for general wire stripping of multiple gauges, and sometimes your wire will jump to the side. If you are stripping one gauge in particular you may consider getting a custom roller wheel that will hold that specific gauge of wire securely and that will solve this problem. Otherwise more effort needs to be put into guiding your wire.