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Old 02-26-2008, 06:06 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
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Look on the package to see which tools are acceptable to crimp with.

Standard linesmans probably do not generate the correct crimping forces.

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So what kind of tools are there out there to crimp with?
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Here is one tool.

http://www.idealindustries.com/prodDetail.do?prodId=C24
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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.
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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.
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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.
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That's why I use Ideal side cutters instad of the industry standard Klien's.

Makes more sense than carrying an extra tool.
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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.
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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
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I've used Channellock's 909 cutter/crimper
Yes, those are also on the list. Klein, T&B, Ideal, and others make exact versions.
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I bought 2 pairs of Buchanan c-24s at a flea market for $9.00 each, so Ijust use those.
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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.

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