Originally Posted by Lutro0
They are a pain in the butt, however are not that big of deal once you get used to them.
Firstly I would like to offer a tip.
So when you are doing "heatshrink-less" cabling. you recommend pressing the sleeve against the cable when its slightly melted... the only problem is, its very hot, especially when you are trying to get the cabling very hot and you risk touching the metal crimp which has burnt my hands quite a few times leaving burn marks.
my recommendation is a tool that everyone has and everyone can use. a magical implement called a "Clothespin". using a clothes peg will not only press the sleeving well all around (making sure you use a clothespin with a rounded section) but also, you could use it as a guide to squeeze the same length of wire each time!
i use something like this...
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the next thing id like to ask is...
my PSU came with some thinner than normal wires (a gray, blue and brown wire) which, when trying to get them out to sleeve, just snapped off and left the crimp inside the connector.
Is there a way to get them out? could I reuse the crimps or should I consider buying a crimping tool just for 3 cables? what should i do?!