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PTS-300HDS is designed to strip medium to High-Temperature insulation (PTFE etc.) from wires and cables of #8 AWG. Includes Stripping Head and Switching Power Supply with Built-In Temperature Controller.


Replacement Elements are sold only in 5 pcs. per pack.



PTS-300HDS consists of Universal 100-240VAC Switching Power Supply (PTS-300P) and an Interchangeable Stripping Head (PTS-3HDS)

Each Power Supply is equipped with a Built-In Temperature Controller which allows the user to precisely match the temperature of the stripping element to the melting temperature of insulation in a vast variety of different types of wires. It is housed in a separate enclosure, which makes the stripping head very light (less than 5 oz.).

NOTE: Not designed for Low-Temperature insulations such as PVC etc.

PTS-300HDS Thermal Wire Stripper is a low power line operated tool, which far surpasses all previous devices in safety, versatility, speed, and economy. The patented design incorporates a uniquely shaped Nickel-Chromium heating element, which heats up quickly up to 1,700 deg. F. The tool will efficiently strip medium to high-temperature insulation from #8 AWG solid or stranded wires.

The extremely thin heating element produces negligible amount of fumes and therefore the use of these strippers does not require special ventilation. The fumes produced by thick element designed tools  should be exhausted.

The low mass, guarded element design minimizes the risk of burns, eliminates nicks and broken strands of conductors and reduces lead pull on sensitive components.

The element design features two sections. Ringing section (a heated section where the insulation is thermally separated) and pulling section where the thermally separated slug is wedged between two parallel edges of the stripping element for an easy removal. Although this section of the element also carries the current which heats the separating section, it is not annealed (due to its greater widths and much lower resistance) and therefore it retains its hard temper. In addition, these edges are supported by .025″ thick, hard temper element support. The stripping element is only .010″ thick (.008″ PTS-10) and therefore the thermally cut groove width is much narrower than the two element models offered by other manufacturers. This low mass thermal stripping technology means less power, faster heating time, shorter cooling time, less fumes and higher quality strip. The longevity of the element is also greatly extended because the annealed portion of the element is used only for ringing (separating) the insulation rather than pulling off the slug.

Of course, there are no nicks because of the rounded edges of the stripping element. The heated section of the element is also protected by an element guard, thus reducing the risk of burns. The segmented design of the studs helps dissipate heat, thus reducing the risk of burns even in prolonged use. The weight of the PTS-3HDS stripping head is less than 5 oz. (0.150 kg.). There are also other unprecedented design features such as gauge selector, flicker accessory etc., not available on any other currently available tools. Patco Thermal Strippers also cost less than competitive models.


Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 5 × 4 in

5.9in. (150mm) x 2.25in. (57mm) x 2in. (51mm)

Stripping Head Weight

Less than 6 oz.

Power Supply Weight

5.2 oz. (0.150 kg.).


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