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How to Strip Wire

This blog post will teach you how to strip wire from 4/0 to 22 AWG. These are the most common sizes of wires you will encounter on your DIY camper project. Cutting 4/0 to 22 AWG wire is pretty straightforward. Before we get into the meat of the blog post, video I’ve made to show you some of the tools I like to use for cutting wire.


best wire stripping tools (cheatsheet)

Here is a cheat sheet that will give you a rough guideline of which tools work best for various wire sizes. These are wire stripping specific tools. Sure, there are many tools that CAN strip wires, but these are the ones I’ve found that I like to use.

Recommended Wire stripping tools

Mark Mayo

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Great site.


Thursday 18th of February 2021

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Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Hi Nate, your information is very helpful, thank you! What provides more consistent results for a new user: hex crimper or pinch crimper for 2/0 to 6awg lugs? Thanks!

Nate Yarbrough

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Here is what I recommend for crimping wires of various sizes:

Justin C

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Thank you! Very informative.

Nate Yarbrough

Monday 13th of July 2020

Glad it helped! :D