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DCF Series Wire Strippers & Twisters

Unit will not strip wires
Ensure wire gauge being stripped is within unit’s specifications.
Adjust speed to higher setting.
Check for dull or damaged blades and replace if necessary.
Check that 3 stripping blades meet at the same location when closed.
Check for debris in stripping head and motor.
Check to insure operator is not removing wire too quickly.
Unit cuts wire
Adjust speed of the power unit to lower setting.
Ensure wire gauge being stripped is within unit’s specifications.
Check operator technique to ensure that wire is being withdrawn quickly enough.
Check that all 3 stripping blades meet at the same location when closed.
Check that wire is free of kinks and bends.
Blades grab wire
Adjust speed of the power unit to lower setting.
Check for debris in stripping head and motor.
Check for dull or damaged blades and replace if necessary.
Check operator technique to insure smooth, even withdrawal of conductor.
Too much conductor being removed
Adjust speed of the power unit to lower setting.
Check operator technique to ensure wire is being withdrawn quickly enough.
Check blade adjustment. (For All Units)
Motor does not run
Check that connections are made properly, hand piece plugged into power unit and power unit plugged into proper power supply.
Check fuse in power unit and replace if blown.
Check motor brushes.
Check motor switch.
Motor runs slowly
Check that voltage setting on power unit is properly set.
Check for debris in head, and clean.
Check motor for free rotation. Replace worn bearings.
Resources
DCF1 Product Page
DCF1 Drilled Product Page
DCF2/3 Product Page
DCF2/3 Drilled Product Page
DCF4 Product Page
DCF4 Drilled Product Page
DCFT Product Page
DCFH Product Page
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Technical Documentation: DCF Series Wire Strippers

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