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Old 07-29-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Crimping 101

Post your favorite tools, tips and tricks, materials, splice techniques , brands and material preference or whatever






just a few of the many sets that are scattered around the ship
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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I will once again refer to these articles as excellent tutorials:

Marine Wire Termination Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com

Making Your Own Battery Cables Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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Great articles
Im still sticking with non insulated and adding my own 3m with the adhesive
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:41 PM   #4
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:47 PM   #5
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Di-Electric grease? Who needs that?!Adhesive lined shrink tube?! Psssshhhh don't need that!
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:03 PM   #6
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:25 PM   #7
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I have the hydraulic crimper in the 2nd post, that the author blasts. I agree that the dies are not correct, but the author smashes the crap out of the lug to prove a point. The tool is not the best but you can get great crimps if you don't crush the lugs with the 5 tons of force. I also have a large mechanical crimper. I prefer the hydraulic.
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