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post #21 of 24
If you have some 18AWG wire handy, it wouldn't hurt to try the tool out with that wire.
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I just got the crimper, stripper, and pins (I already had the wire) and I'm going to try to send the crimper back. I had trouble using it, partially because I couldn't see what I was doing; my arthritis didn't help any (old age sucks). I tried three crimps with it and, while they looked better than yours, I was able to pull the wire out of the pin. I tried the same pins and wire using my el cheapo Waldom crimper and had no trouble at all. Even though I had to crimp the wire wings and the insulation wings separately, I was able to make a crimp much faster, partially because I could see what I was doing. When I did a pull test using a couple of pairs of pliers, I actually broke the first pin. The second pin held and was easy to put into a connector body.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 10/30/15 at 11:25pm
     
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I just got the crimper, stripper, and pins (I already had the wire) and I'm going to try to send the crimper back. I had trouble using it, partially because I couldn't see what I was doing; my arthritis didn't help any (old age sucks). I tried three crimps with it and, while they looked better than yours, I was able to pull the wire out of the pin. I tried the same pins and wire using my el cheapo Walcom crimper and had no trouble at all. Even though I had to crimp the wire wings and the insulation wings separately, I was able to make a crimp much faster, partially because I could see what I was doing. When I did a pull test using a couple of pairs of pliers, I actually broke the first pin. The second pin held and was easy to put into a connector body.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.

So are you saying the crimper you ordered is not working properly?
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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

I just got the crimper, stripper, and pins (I already had the wire) and I'm going to try to send the crimper back. I had trouble using it, partially because I couldn't see what I was doing; my arthritis didn't help any (old age sucks). I tried three crimps with it and, while they looked better than yours, I was able to pull the wire out of the pin. I tried the same pins and wire using my el cheapo Walcom crimper and had no trouble at all. Even though I had to crimp the wire wings and the insulation wings separately, I was able to make a crimp much faster, partially because I could see what I was doing. When I did a pull test using a couple of pairs of pliers, I actually broke the first pin. The second pin held and was easy to put into a connector body.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.

So are you saying the crimper you ordered is not working properly?

It seems to work properly and the crimps look ok but it doesn't make the crimps tight enough to keep the wire from pulling out. I didn't bother tightening up the adjustments because the darned thing was just too clumsy to use compared to my Walcom. I've already contacted MainFrame about returning it.
     
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