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Small Diameter Wire Stripper Resharpening Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082124D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weston, DE: AUTHOR

Abstract

After extensive usage of small diameter wire strippers, it is necessary to resharpen the cutting edges of the strippers so as to inhibit fraying of the insulation, circumscribing the small diameter wires, and to prevent scoring or otherwise notching of the wires. In resharpening a wire stripper for use on very small diameter tools, it is extremely important to insure a perfectly aligned cutting edge on each of the tools. The resharpening tool described and illustrated serves this purpose.

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Small Diameter Wire Stripper Resharpening Tool

After extensive usage of small diameter wire strippers, it is necessary to resharpen the cutting edges of the strippers so as to inhibit fraying of the insulation, circumscribing the small diameter wires, and to prevent scoring or otherwise notching of the wires. In resharpening a wire stripper for use on very small diameter tools, it is extremely important to insure a perfectly aligned cutting edge on each of the tools. The resharpening tool described and illustrated serves this purpose.

As shown, a base plate 10 includes a slot 11 into which the cutters of the wire strippers may be inserted. A brass roller 12 is mounted for rotation in a notch 13 in the base plate 10. Spools 14 and 15 are mounted for rotation on the base plate 10 and are connected to a length of 0.002" diameter microwire, which is impregnated with a diamond compound. The wire is passed over wire guides 16 and 17 and then passed around the roller 12. Each of the spools 14 and 15 are provided with handles 14A and 15A, respectively, for effecting motion of the wire around the roller 12 and causing relative movement of the wire relative to the slot
11. In use, the cutters are placed in the slot 11 and the wire contacts the cutting edge, and permits resharpening and reforming of the cutter edges.

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