Crimps

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Crimps

Postby blankman » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:17 am

Hello all,

Is it o.k to use thin nose pliers to secure crimps or do i need to buy the special crimp pliers?
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Postby mad mark » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:23 am

I use normal pliers but you must be careful you dont squeeze too hard at the ends of the crimp as it will cut into the line but i supose crimping pliers would be better especially when making stronger traces

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Postby blankman » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:29 am

At the ends of the crimp! I crimp in the middle of em? :oops:
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Postby mad mark » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:34 am

Iusually crimp the whole length of the crimp upto about 2mm from each end wheather thats right or not i dont know :?: but it seems to work ok

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Postby Simon » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:42 am

If using a crimp to hold a swivel in place, I'll just nip the middle gently. Hard enough to hold it in place, but soft enough that you can slide the crimp.

If I'm making up 100lb mono type rigs with double crimps to secure the hook etc on then I'll use crimping pliers.

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Postby Steve Duffy » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:48 pm

Instead of crimps,try tying stopknots with powergum. ;)
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Postby wfsangler » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:51 pm

i lighty crimp twice in the middle, crimp once, rotate 90 degrees crimp again, with cheapo crimpin pliers.

i also like to use soft mini cripms. i find they look much neater and more stremlined
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Re: Crimps

Postby mocksqueek » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:36 am

ROUND NOSE PLIERS.

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Re: Crimps

Postby Steve Duffy » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:11 am

mocksqueek wrote:Round nose pliers..


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Re: Crimps

Postby Big Kev » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:48 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Crimps

Postby lese0025 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:41 am

try breakaway coil crimps they don't require pliers.

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Re: Crimps

Postby wobbler72 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:32 pm

I don't use crimps, except on my Tope rigs.

Try silicon tube, way more flexible :)
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