Originally Posted by abbb
I tried the next highest, middle, and highest settings. They all produced a crimp that looks very similar, and still comes out if you stick it in a connector and give it a tug.
My initial thought was that this 16 gauge is too big, but that's what Lutro0 uses in his Crimping guide.
How much force does it generally take to remove the wire from the terminal while it's in a connector?
It takes quite a bit of force. I usually break the wire if the pin is in a connector or damage the pin from gripping it in pliers before I can pull the wire out.
I just ordered some pins and a crimper from MainFrame yesterday (I already have the wire) to replace my el cheapo crimper and should be getting it later this week so I'll give it a try to see what happens.
Edit: I just looked at your photos again and, although it appears you are getting a decent bite on the insulation, the wings on the wire itself are definitely not getting compressed enough. Two more questions:
1. Are you squeezing down on the crimper until it automatically releases the pin or are you using the release lever to release the pin after crimping?
2. Have you tired inserting the pin/wire assembly into the crimper from the other side? Putting them in from the wrong side is the only thing I can think of right now that could cause the wire crimp to be loose while being tight on the insulationEdited by Lady Fitzgerald - 10/26/15 at 2:30pm