Re: What's your best and worst moped wrenching tool?

Brad William /
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A couple of favorites. Went looking for an image of the small irwin visegrip needle nose that I keep in the road toolkit and saw these.

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Hmm. Do I need them?

Wait... they don't have a cutting anvil. Deal breaker.

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I ground the tip on mine into a slightly more needle-like profile for better precision without seriously weakening them.

Also, with the mention of wire strippers. I own a dozen or more. Some really truly nice ones collected over the years. But I go to these first and every time and will even get irritated if I can't locate them.

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Like anything else, you eventually develop a 'feel' for something after doing it a million plus times and I much prefer to strip wires by feel. Especially try when you're dealing with a variety of gauges and insulation thicknesses on the same project. Ideally you only score the insulation sufficient to pull it and break it away from the copper without nicking or cutting the copper in the process. Most of the time you can really only accomplish this by feel. If you need to strip 200+ ends of the same wire then by all means use a preset stripper set to the right depth. Saves time. But that's not usually the case for me. It's too easy to sever strands and weaken the point where you've cut, or much worse if it's solid copper and any small nick is all you need to seriously weaken the wire at that point where it needs to hold up under fatigue, right at the attachment. (edited)

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