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Old 06-18-2017, 09:15 PM   #112 (permalink)
Atomic Skull
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Originally Posted by Mike680 View Post
That's why I lay the wire in the pin, line things up and gently "crimp" the insulation wings/tabs with needle nose pliers to hold the wire alignment in place when inserting into the crimper. Works perfectly every time.

I've never ever had a problem with one of my crimps using the Hansen and I know I've done well over a hundred by now. They all come out looking good.
Look at the conductor crimp on the Hansen vs the factory crimpers. The factory crimp is much tighter. If you try to crimp them that tightly with the Hansen crimpers it will bend the terminal and possibly cut through the strands. The factory tool forms the opening to the conductor crimp barrel into a bellmouth to prevent the terminal from cutting into the strands.
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