Cut larger pieces of wire into manageable pieces that are a foot long.
Use the wire strippers to remove the first few inches of insulation from the wire to give you something to grip.
Hold the stripped end in one hand and use the utility knife to cut down the length of the wire.
Peel the insulation away from the copper and discard.
Cut the bare wire into smaller pieces and place in a bucket or other container.
Things You Will Need
- Wire strippers
- Utility knife
- If you are cleaning large wire such as a utility cable, lay it flat on a stable surface and cut down the length with the utility knife. Peel the insulation away from the copper.