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CowboyAndy 02-26-2008 07:06 AM

Using ground crimp rings
 
What is the proper procedure for using them? I have used them a few times, but am unsure if I am doing it right.

How many times should I twist the wires?

Can I use standard linemans pliers to crimp them?

Jim Port 02-26-2008 08:42 AM

Look on the package to see which tools are acceptable to crimp with.

Standard linesmans probably do not generate the correct crimping forces.

CowboyAndy 02-26-2008 08:47 AM

So what kind of tools are there out there to crimp with?

Jim Port 02-26-2008 09:38 AM

Here is one tool.

http://www.idealindustries.com/prodDetail.do?prodId=C24

kgphoto 02-26-2008 11:33 AM

Just use a tool that has a non-insulated crimper section. Klien makes one just for that purpose or their yellow handled lineman's has it built in below the head.

Jim Port 02-26-2008 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kgphoto (Post 101908)
Just use a tool that has a non-insulated crimper section. Klien makes one just for that purpose or their yellow handled lineman's has it built in below the head.

Is this one of the tools listed for use with the crimp? Probably not.

Speedy Petey 02-26-2008 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 101932)
Is this one of the tools listed for use with the crimp? Probably not.

Wanna bet?
A standard lineman's pliers, WITH the crimper under the joint, IS an approved tool to crimp ground barrels.

Speedy Petey 02-26-2008 02:20 PM

Ideal #30-420
http://web.all2ools.com:8106/icons/a...IDE/30-420.png

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...annanboxes.jpg

chris75 02-26-2008 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 101946)

nice find...

220/221 02-26-2008 05:35 PM

That's why I use Ideal side cutters instad of the industry standard Klien's.

Makes more sense than carrying an extra tool.

nap 02-26-2008 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 220/221 (Post 102051)
That's why I use Ideal side cutters instad of the industry standard Klien's.

Makes more sense than carrying an extra tool.

why would that be? Klein offers linesman pliers with the same style as those Ideals.

End Grain 02-26-2008 09:07 PM

I've used Channellock's 909 cutter/crimper for years now. Good quality. Plenty powerful to crimp those ground wire sleeves.

Here's a link:

http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt1...ol_cha909.html

Speedy Petey 02-26-2008 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by End Grain (Post 102153)
I've used Channellock's 909 cutter/crimper

Yes, those are also on the list. Klein, T&B, Ideal, and others make exact versions.

wire_twister 02-26-2008 10:06 PM

I bought 2 pairs of Buchanan c-24s at a flea market for $9.00 each, so Ijust use those.

InPhase277 02-26-2008 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wire_twister (Post 102192)
I bought 2 pairs of Buchanan c-24s at a flea market for $9.00 each, so Ijust use those.

Hey, you guys know what else works great for crimping grounds? A wirenut.

InPhase277


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