Thread: Crimping wire
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:38 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by a1fa View Post
Practice makes perfect...

The first 3 where made with the first tool. The first one was a disaster, and then I got much better at using it... but then I went to Lowes and picked up the second tool... and its amazing!

the difference is the part of the first tool you are using.

if you had used the part for NON insulated (below the hinge) it would worked better.
I crimp a lot of uninsulated fork lugs and I use the second type,

But match the lug to the wire size,

IF you have to make do with a larger lug, fold the wire in 2 before puting the lug on and crimping. (I also work with 24-26awg at times)
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