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Mon Jun 16 21:14:07 CDT 2008
Joe Greco wrote:
>> They make a crimper specifically for it, which cuts of the ends. I
>> haven't done a few thousand ends with it but it does make it slightly
>> easier to maintain the twist further into the the plug because you can
>> pull it until snug.
> Yeah, I am reluctant to go retooling for that crimper. I had idly ordered
> some of the crimps one day, just to get a better look, thinking I might be
> able to get away with a two-step "crimp and then use-a-flush-cutter" on it.
> Not practical. Bah.
I've had good success (when forced to use those heads) with pulling til
snug, cutting with a flush cutter, then backing off ever so slightly so
the ends aren't hanging out in short-land. I use the same tools the
same number of times as I do for other heads, but I pick them up in a
difference sequence, so there's no gain without the custom crimper.
I avoid them if at all possible though, and carry plenty of "preferred"
heads to any project where I might want them.
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