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    my iris style bootlace crimpers never seem to "crimp" the ferrule as tightly as the older style "crush it into a small channel" type. When I was on the tools, I'd find every second bootlace would slide off the cores, when crimped with the iris.
    I suspect it was because we couldn't get a force feedback quite the same way as the ratchet type which auto released once a certain force value had been met.

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    I must say I am disappointed in the level of crimp achieved with that fancy crimper. I was expecting it to squish all of the space from between the wires and even force the strands to deform a bit as they are squished together, as would be done with a proper crimper

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    I must say I am disappointed in the level of crimp achieved with that fancy crimper. I was expecting it to squish all of the space from between the wires and even force the strands to deform a bit as they are squished together, as would be done with a proper crimper
    Yep. Maybe there is a setting. Because there are different sized ferules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    I must say I am disappointed in the level of crimp achieved with that fancy crimper. I was expecting it to squish all of the space from between the wires and even force the strands to deform a bit as they are squished together, as would be done with a proper crimper
    I own a set of these, or ones that are extremely similar. I think they were just doing that for the purpose of making a video for people who don't understand what a ferrule is for (office clipboard warriors and purchasers). They really do squish the crap out of a ferrule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwmkravchenko View Post
    Yep. Maybe there is a setting. Because there are different sized ferules.
    They auto adjust. There's no settings on the device. You just squeeze.

    Know what? I'm going to make a video. Gotta go to the shop. Just a sec...

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    Here you go. I'm not 100% sure they're the same crimpers as above, but they look very similar. This is how they work:


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    Up to now, I crimp the more common way, but only need terminals. Are ferrules the male connection to wiring blocks?
    With 100's of each in near [sort of] future, a tool dedicated to fast secure connections would be worthwhile investment.
    Does it open far enough to extract over a ring or fork terminal, or just works on ferrules?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Up to now, I crimp the more common way, but only need terminals. Are ferrules the male connection to wiring blocks?
    With 100's of each in near [sort of] future, a tool dedicated to fast secure connections would be worthwhile investment.
    Does it open far enough to extract over a ring or fork terminal, or just works on ferrules?
    Ferrules make connections to blocks 100x better. It'll change your life. No more wires slipping out, no more frayed strands shorting, and it provides huge vibration and wire breakage resistance because of the built in strain relief. And it's super fast. Plus it just makes it look professional.

    It'll work on smaller spade, fork and butt connectors. Ring connectors are not going to pass through the jaws. But there are lots of crimpers floating around. You can probably find a larger set. These are just the el cheapo ones I found on that jungle website.

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    Demonstration in video convinced me, took screen shot with all the tool ID visible. That really streamlines searches for stuff outside my less-pertise.

    Got a laugh about fumbling phone and operating a tool; earlier I tried filming a terrific street musician performing Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'.
    "I did my best, it wasn't much
    I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
    I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool ya
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    You had good shots of vise jaw, mine was all rear view mirror.
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