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DCF Series Wire Strippers

FAQs:

  • How do I know which replacement blades I need for my DCF Stripper?
    • Blades are determined by which DCF model you have.  When looking at the blade end of the hand piece there is a number stamped on the face of the ring that holds the blade stems together.  It will be a 1, 2, or 4 and this will tell you if you have a DCF1, DCF2/3, or DCF4.
  • How do I know if my DCF unit is a drilled through version?
    • To identify a drilled through version of a DCF, look at the butt end of the hand piece to see if a wire could be passed through that end or is it just a flat screwdriver slot.
  • How close to the work piece can I get with a DCF?
    • Approx. 1/2”, material and work piece dependent.
  • What is the tool life on DCF blades?
    • Tool life in general is hard to determine because there are so many factors involved such as proper set up, amount of use (production level), skill of operator (proper use), type of material being cut or removed, environment, etc.
    • DCF blades are made of carbide and have a good tool life if used properly, but operator technique can be an important factor.  Excessive copper removal will shorten life.

Tips and Facts:

  • DCF units use centrifugal force to strip enamel and magnet wire.
  • DCF units are both 115V and 220V and have a switch.  They are shipped to customers on the 220V setting.  If you have a new unit and it is running slow, check to make sure the voltage is on the proper setting.
  • The blade setting fixture is recommended when replacing blades.
  • Very little set up time required.
  • They can cover a large range of gages without tooling changes.
  • Blade depth is adjustable.
  • Can be used for window stripping.
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