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Old 26 April 2015, 19:26   #11
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Ok, so I'm starting to do a bit of prep work ready for rigging the new BP & I'm using heatshrink crimps for the first time. I'm using "proper" ratchet crimping pliers for insulated terminals, the ones with the red, blue & yellow dies. Here's the thing, if I crimp before heatshrinking the insulation, the crimp doesn't fit into the die & the crimp is crooked. If I shrink, then crimp, the insulation is damaged, where am I going wrong?
Crimp then shrink... Always.

Be aware that you can also get ratcheting crimpers that are for heat shrink terminals, as they require a different shaped crimp and a narrower jaw. I know from experience that normal ratchet crimpers don't grip the wire so well.
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Old 26 April 2015, 19:28   #12
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These work well...
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Thats similar to the one I have but it only works one way round, on mine (red handles) it has spots of paint indicating red, blue and yellow, these spots have to be facing the wire and then it crimps ok
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Thanks for all the input fellas, it appears it's just the female spades that are the problem, the waist is too short to accommodate the jaws of the pliers, so I'll just use some old school cheapo ones for those.
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I wasn't clear if you have the adhesive lined shrink tubing or not, but if you don't, you can approximate it by sticking a sliver of hot glue stick in the tubing before shrinking.

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I wasn't clear if you have the adhesive lined shrink tubing or not, but if you don't, you can approximate it by sticking a sliver of hot glue stick in the tubing before shrinking.

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Hi JKY, yes they are the bloody expensive adhesive lined ones. I wasted one finding out about the crimping plier mis-match, I'm still shaking
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I found them in the USA for less on good old Ebay. I too had issues with the spade connectors. They fit goofy and the heatshrink would get cut and spit when heated. I think I discovered that a different set of dies worked better.

I have this tool, or one just like it, S & G Tool Aid 18920 Ratcheting Terminal Crimping Kit- 5 Piece - Crimpers - Amazon.com
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