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What's the best way to strip the rubber off of copper wires

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Burning wire insulation is illegal, and very easy to spot because of the thick, black smoke.

You can use a hand stripper, but it takes a long time.

Professional recyclers use a pair of steel rollers like a washer wringer. It pinches the wire as it passes through, leaving the insulation split in half lengthwise.

If the price difference is not too high, I would just let them strip it. Most copper wire recyclers have a price for insulated wire.

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Purchase a stripping tool at your local hardware store.

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Well if you have wire strippers then use those,but if not burn/melt the rubber off of the wire.

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Bad idea, man. That's illegal and very very toxic.
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Wire strippers or split the rubber with a knife and cut it off.

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