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Re: Crimping versus Soldering

Originally Posted by fishermanjoe1 View Post
Maine Sail, I would really value your opinion on which HEAT SHRINK CRIMPERS you think are the best... I have read your article many times... I bought the pair from sailor solutions.... They are nice, but I would like a really, really great pair. (for heat shrink only) I also bought the AMP T-Head Crimpers not realizing that they were not for heat shrink Terminals and Butt Connectors. (oops that was an expensive mistake) LOL.... So if your out there Maine Sail.... I would greatly appreciate your advice...
Actually the t-head works fine if you set the strain relief to its highest setting. I modified my t-head so the "stop" was no longer there. I can now do butts with it too but you need to be careful how you insert them. I've yet to have the t-head rip the insulation on a heat shrink crimp and the t-head does a beautiful job..

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