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Range Receptacles - How to Strip Wire Sheathing
Electrical Wire Sheathing Being Removed
Photo: Timothy Thiele
Stripping the sheathing off of wire is fairly easy when you use a Romex sheath cutting tool or a razor knife. When using a razor knife, carefully score the wire between the conductors of wire. Be careful not to nick the insulation of the wires when cutting. Use side-cutting pliers to trim the excess sheathing from the wire. Remove the paper filler between the wires.