The HJS-02 and HJS-03-24 Hot Jacket Strippers provide superior ribbon and field ribbonized stripping performance. They conserve power for field stripping when operating under battery power. A temperature selection switch is also provided for easy optimization in the field for different fibers or operating conditions. An optional single-fiber adapter may be used to provide easy, single-fiber capability for high strength splicing applications, or for single-fiber capability for difficult to strip fibers. These strippers also accept the fiber holders of the FSM-40F and FSM-40PM factory/lab splicers. An optional power assist tool for the HJS-03-24 allows smooth and controlled stripping of 24-fiber ribbons.