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How to remove nickel strips
#1
Hey guys,

what is the best way to remove the nickel strips from harvested 18650s?
I've been thinking about ripping them off with a pair of pliers.

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#2
I use this:
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#3
I use side cutters to cut the spot welds as flush as possible.
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I use these to cut the welds off flush.
They work very well as the bottom is flush not curved as most side cutters are.
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(05-03-2019, 08:21 AM)x20011 Wrote: Hey guys,

what is the best way to remove the nickel strips from harvested 18650s?
I've been thinking about ripping them off with a pair of pliers.

BR
x

going for these:
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Flush cutter.

https://youtu.be/q-loRFY-m6o

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#7
Yep I got those too but found that the flat ones work better bigger handles and more grip and really tough.
I do still use what you show sometimes when needed. 
Essentially sometimes it takes 2 or 3 different tools to make it work. Big Grin

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#8
these hakko chp-170 side snips you can find on ebay for 7 dollars work great, they get all the nickel strip off that needle nose won't get. The best tool to have. I had some a123 cells (200 cells) that was very slow going getting the nickel strip off,  I actually stopped and ordered the sidesnips and waited until they arrived to finish the job.

Like they say get the right tool for the job so you don't struggle. I wasn't sure if these cheap sidesnips were going to last, but a year later they are still sharp and cutting excellent.

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#9
Thank you. I will give it a try today Smile
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you will not believe what I use, namely a foot nail forceps. This is wonderful. with the flat side you can immediately hammer away the degree at the ends. so you only need one tool.

https://www.amazon.de/K-Pro-Nagelzange-s...B00WGY91ZS
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