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    interesting article for all of us-gctid395753

    http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/wire_termination

    it`s about crimpers,terminals etc.

    I think it`s worth to read

    4 pages

    #2
    A good article indeed. I have all three of the tools on the right end of the photo. My favorite is the ratcheting one on the far right.

    Also note that Walmart has a good price on the 3M brand heat-shrink connectors, the only ones I ever use. They are in the auto section.

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      #3
      crazy how the prices for these tools vary! I looked up the tool he recommended the most, the Anchor 702010 and it went from $40 at http://www.sailorssolutions.com/inde...ils&Item=WP042 to $82 at http://www.go2marine.com/product/165...ol-702010.html

      Guess if I can find it under a different name on ebay I found the real manufacturer in China........

      Edit: yep, as expected.... The same CN type tool but w/o the marine logo, called Master Appliance 35084:

      $20 http://www.all-spec.com/products/35084.html

      $18 http://www.tooldiscounter.com/ItemDi...ookup=MST35084

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        #4
        Just ordered a Master Appliance 35084 on ebay as it was the lowest price with shipping. My good old one unfortunately couldn't be cleaned enough from rust caused by storing it in the garage in NJ ( I should have NEVER moved there!)..... I will report the crimp quality once I have tested it but I have to get some 3M heat-shrink ones from Walmart first as I my stock is very low.

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          #5
          Yes, that's good. In the photo showing a terminal being crimped, it states "In this photo I am showing the orientation many folks often use, it is incorrect. Doing this can split the brazed seam and cause the termination to fail at a very low pull out strain. If you must use a dimple type crimper the dimple should be be opposite the seam".

          I think the photo is not clear because I don't know what he means. Can anybody state this a different way?

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            #6
            SwampNut wrote:
            ... that Walmart has a good price on the 3M brand heat-shrink connectors, the only ones I ever use. They are in the auto section.
            How do you think they compare in quality to Ancor brand?

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              #7
              I don't know anything about Ancor and have never used them. I rarely find a brand of anything that I'd trust all around, but 3M is one of those. Never seen them make a bad product.

              If you must use a dimple type crimper the dimple should be be opposite the seam".

              I think the photo is not clear because I don't know what he means. Can anybody state this a different way?
              The crimp-on connectors have a loop where you insert the wire, and there is a seam in it. The loop was formed by rolling over the metal and then joined. You should use a dimple crimper on the opposite side from the seam. (Well, you shouldn't use a dimple crimper AT ALL, but if you must...)

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                #8
                Received the Master Appliance 35084 today and made some test crimps. Works fine and at its price it is a good tool. My rusted one was a bit better but also around $100 more

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