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I've not used the ratcheting type, although I could see some benefit to them in a tight space-that is, if you can get the head of them into said space! I've found the traditional Klein Pliers, the tool the company is most famous for and they're actually crimper/cutters, to be the most effective. You can see a photo here:Klein 1006 Crimper-Cutter at Tools Plus
If you're using the conventional strippers/crimpers you're going to have a quantifiable increase in life satisfaction by purchasing a pair. Available at Home Depot and electrical supply houses. Channel Lock makes a knock-off version as well.
Unfortunately, that crimper you use is not designed or intended for use on insulated terminals such as those made by Ancor, FTZ or AMP. That tool is for non-insulated terminals... Just a heads up...
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 03-04-2010 at 06:19 PM.