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    I need to fit new cartrige tags on one of my tone arm cable and as you know the wires are tiny , How do you remove the outer insulation without cutting the few inner strands ?

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    Not something i would try Al but im sure the wizards will be along soon...
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    I use a scalpel or small craft knife gently. Done hundreds of 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Hi people

    I need to fit new cartrige tags on one of my tone arm cable and as you know the wires are tiny , How do you remove the outer insulation without cutting the few inner strands ?

    " Carefully " as a answer not acceptable
    i used a lighter to melt off the outer insulation,then i found on line a handy tip,
    stick a small socket on the end of your soldering iron,leave it to heat up and then fill the socket up with solder,dip the end of the wire in and bingo,you strip and tin the wire at the same time.
    otherwise known as a solder bath.
    give the solder a wipe with kitchen role from time to time to get rid of the slag.
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    Sorry to contradict, but the lighter method can leave sooty crap on the exposed conductors, which does not help with soldering. It also leaves the burnt ends of the insulation looking a mess.

    The solder bath works, but it's more messing about than just soldering properly.

    Stainless steel scourers work well for keeping the iron clean.

    For fine work one of these is very handy!

    Click on image.



    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Helping-Ha...item41cc656e22

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Sorry to contradict, but the lighter method can leave sooty crap on the exposed conductors, which does not help with soldering. It also leaves the burnt ends of the insulation looking a mess.

    The solder bath works, but it's more messing about than just soldering properly.

    Stainless steel scourers work well for keeping the iron clean.

    For fine work one of these is very handy!

    Click on image.



    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Helping-Ha...item41cc656e22
    you've got the wrong end of the stick,i dont use the solder bath to solder,just to strip the wire.
    he's just asking how to strip the ends of the wire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    you've got the wrong end of the stick,i dont use the solder bath to solder,just to strip the wire.
    he's just asking how to strip the ends of the wire.
    Ah. If the solder bath is just for stripping and tinning. Don't forget to use a dab of flux on the wire end!

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    I thought flux was corrosive
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    you've got the wrong end of the stick,i dont use the solder bath to solder,just to strip the wire.
    he's just asking how to strip the ends of the wire.
    Just ordered one Geoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Sorry to contradict, but the lighter method can leave sooty crap on the exposed conductors, which does not help with soldering. It also leaves the burnt ends of the insulation looking a mess.

    The solder bath works, but it's more messing about than just soldering properly.

    Stainless steel scourers work well for keeping the iron clean.

    For fine work one of these is very handy!

    Click on image.



    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Helping-Ha...item41cc656e22

    Just ordered one Geoff
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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