PTS-30S Thermal Wire Stripper is low power line operated tool designed to efficiently strip High-Temperature (PTFE etc.) insulation from solid, stranded, or shielded wires in the range of 30- 40 AWG. The patented design features laser cut Nickel-Chromium heating element, which heats up quickly (less than 4 seconds) to an optimal temperature of 1700°F. There are several methods that can be used to strip insulation from small gauge wires. These methods are shown in our video section. Please note that wire sizes as low as #56 AWG can be stripped using the PTS-30S and the PTS-300S.
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. This comfortably sized handheld tool operates on 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, with power consumption of 40 watts or less, depending on model.
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 risk of burns even in prolonged use. The weight of the PTS-30S tool is 14oz. (0.4 kg.) and the weight of the PTS-3S Adjustable Temperature model is 5.2 oz. (0.150 kg.).
Each model is equipped with different element mounting hardware which must be assembled in certain order otherwise the tool will not work properly. Please carefully observe close-up pictures of the 5 available models to see the difference in element mounting hardware. It is not economical to keep switching elements and hardware designed for other models in order to extend the wire stripping range of a single tool.
We do not recommend switching High-Temperature stripping elements once fully energized (DISCOLORED)!
The discolored portion of the element was annealed. It lost its strength. It bends and distorts easily! It can be therefore easily damaged when screwed and tightened to the posts. The damage is caused by friction and torque transferred to the element in the process of screw tightening.
The operator may remove insulation with this tool because of a fixed calibrated stripping section, which eliminates conductor scraping. Weapons specification WS-6536E does not permit this when other thermal strippers are used.