WS 5A-DA Adjustable End Stripper


Cromwell, CT – Ripley’s UtilityTool division is pleased to introduce the WS 5A-DA Adjustable End Stripper.

The WS 5A-DA has all the same features as the UtilityTool WS 5A but adds a removable 3/8 inch drill adapter allowing the tool to be driven by an electric or battery operated power drill saving the lineman or contractor from injury due to repeatable motion. A guarded cutting blade contained in specially sized bushings for different sizes of cable also helps to prevent operator injury.

The WS 5A-DA strips XLPE, polyethylene and EPR insulation up to 400 mils thick on 600 volt to 35kv cables. The WS 5A-DA is ideal for primary URD cable. An adjustment knob allows for easy setting of the strip length from .625 inches (15.9 mm) up to 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) maximum. The tool also accepts UtilityTool’s SW-2 ratchet wrench for leverage.

The removable drill adapter is available separately to be used with all WS 5A strippers but tools purchased prior to December 2005 may require a retrofit.


• .260 to 1.265 in (6.60 to 32.13 mm) cable O.D. • Strips XLPE, polyethylene and EPR insulation* • Precision stripping of insulation only or insulation and semicon simultaneously • Ideal for primary URD cable • Guarded cutting blade prevents injury • WS 5 and WS 5DA permit accurate preset stripping lengths of up to 4 in (101.60 mm). Bar removable for infinite stripping • Accepts SW 2 ratchet wrench for leverage • Stop bar with drill adapter can be purchased separately or comes with WS 5DA. Metric stop bar is also available • Bushing insert fits over cable – Bushing insert presets cutting blade depth – Bushings can be changed easily and quickly • U.S. Patent No.: 3,361,015 Japan: 1,131,678 Canada: 827,962 • Made in the U.S.A. • Model WS 5B available to strip from 3/4” up to 5-3/4” lengths (Part No.: 37710) • Length: 6 in (152 mm) • Weight: 1 lb (454 g) * See instruction sheet for detailed information Ordering Information: Choose tool and bushing (below
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