Wire strippers are used to remove the outer coating (usually plastic) of a wire to expose the copper ends. Stripping a wire is required to put the wire into a receptacle, such as a PDP board.
- Match the gauge of the wire to the appropriate hole on the wire stripper.
- Place the wire in the hole and close tightly. If you want to strip an inch, then place the wire an inch out.
- Use some force to pull the wire stripper towards the cut end of the wire.
- Throw away the casing.
Crimping is used to connect two pieces of metal (a wire and a connecter) by deforming the connector around the wire.