The Dewalt Crimping Pliers can crimp 10 - 22 AWG terminals and connectors with ease. The chrome vanadium-steel construction offers great durability. Cushion-grip handles provide comfort on the job.
Chrome vanadium-steel construction for durability High-leverage pivot offers great crimping and cutting power 1/2 in. jaw tip size and 1 in. jaw capacity Crimps 10 - 22 AWG terminals and connectors Cushion-grip handles provide comfort on the job
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/working-with-wire/how-to-crimp-an-electrical-connector There are several different styles of crimpers available. The best crimper, shown on the top, has a built in ratchet. As the handles are squeezed together, it will ratchet and prevent the jaws from opening back up. When enough pressure has been applied, the ratchet will disengage and release the crimped part. This ensures enough pressure has been applied. This style of crimper also has a wide jaw to cover more surface area on the connector.
The crimping tool on the bottom can achieve nearly the same results, although it requires the user be be much more vigilant. This style of crimper is generally less sturdy. Attention must be given while crimping to ensure the jaws are lined up properly on the connector. Misalignment will cause a less than desirable crimp connection. Over time, wear and tear from normal usage can also cause the jaws to become separated and not close fully. Generally, squeezing it as hard as possible will be sufficient.
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