Tools and Equipment
CWS-01 Wire/Cable Stripper from Macoy Tools
By Anthony Capkun
The compact, heavy-duty CWS-01 Wire/Cable Stripper distributed by Macoy Tools features a 3/4 hp, 110V/60Hz single-phase motor (220V/50Hz single-phase upon request) and can accommodate wires from 14 AWG to 3 inches. Weighing about 90 lb, the Canadian-made CWS-01 is direct-gear driven with single-blade operation. The blade itself is made of 4140 steel and hardened to 57 Rockwell, meaning each blade should last for thousands of feet of wire. The unit strips both solid and stranded wire at a rate of 120 ft/min, and can be bench-mounted.