Telcom Test Sets
Tips & Tricks
'POP' Your Cable Jacket
No more knicks.
'POP' Your Cable Jacket — No more knicks.
When using your Cat5 Cable Jacket Stripper, do not rotate it around & around & around. You want to score the jacket, not cut through it. Then remove the tool, and slightly bend the cable where it is scored and it will 'pop' and separate, viola! This way you will know for sure you have 'no' nicks on the conductors.