How to Cut and Strip Wire

Time Required

  • 1 hour

Materials Needed

  • A lot of wire


  • Wire cutters
  • Wire strippers

Cut Lengths of Wire

Step 1. Using your wire cutters, cut wire lengths anywhere from 2-6 inches. The length doesn’t matter as much as getting used to your wire cutting tool and knowing how much force to apply to cut the wire.

Step 2. Put the lengths of wire in a container for the next step.

Strip the Wire

Step 1. Using your wire stripper, remove about 1/4″ of insulation from each end of the wire.

Step 2. Check the consistency of your work. Did you improve as you went along?

Need more help?

Check out this video from TheRotohound for a demo of the Neiko Wire Stripper. It makes this job so easy.

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