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Old 11-03-2010, 11:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Instead of buying a crimper or using a sub par hammer crimper ask around and you will most likely find an electrician who has a real crimper that either does a round or hex crimp, hammer crimps just put a dent in the round lug to keep them on the cable, round or hex crimper's shrink the lug creating a pressure weld between the lug and the cable, took 15 minutes to crimp 6 cables and they didn't even charge me, next time I need cables crimped I'll brig them beer.
I suggest cutting all of your cables to size, strip the insulation off the ends and fit the cable ends on how you want them to be masking tape works well to keep the from moving until you get them crimped, this will save the person who is helping you time and increase your chances of having them help you out later.

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