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PTS-3C Stripping Head is designed to remove Medium to High-Temperature insulation (PTFE etc.) from Coaxial Cables ranging from 0.160″-0.220″ O.D. (Gore etc.)


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



The Stripping Head is powered by detachable Universal 100-240VAC Switching Power Supply (PTS-300P) with Built-in Temperature Controller. This 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 and cables. It is housed in a separate enclosure which makes the stripping head very light.

There are 5 different Stripping Heads available.

An operator can easily switch to a different stripping head using the same power supply.

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

The patented design features hard temper Nickel-Chromium alloy heating element, which heats up quickly (less than 4 seconds) to a maximum temperature of 1700°F. The correct stripping technique can be viewed in our video section.

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 insulation 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 grooving section, it is not annealed (due to its greater widths and therefore much lower resistance) and it retains its hard temper. In addition, these edges are also supported by .025″ thick, hard temper element support. This allows pulling long slugs of insulation without danger of damaging the element.

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 fewer fumes and higher quality strip. The longevity of the element is also greatly extended because the annealed portion of the element is used for ringing (separating) the insulation rather than pulling off the slug.

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.

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-3C is 5.2 oz. (0.150 kg.).

The flicker accessory is provided to flick off the sometimes wedged in insulation slug for continuous and uninterrupted stripping.

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.


Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 4 × 3 in

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


5.2 oz. (0.150 kg.)


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