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Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms..

Rules....No Offensive material... edit if required before posting as this is the public arena.
Anything to do with the trade or in and around it ...H&S pic's welcome.

Beware plumbers!!!.jpg

I've posted this a few times and this is at a mates house following a kitchen refirb several yrs ago. :eek:mg_smile:

Beware plumbers!!!.jpg
 
It's what looks to have been used from the image.

The other side of this is that I often have to squeeze insulated crimps with pliers or grips as most of those sold by wholesalers are cheap carp. You can squeeze all day at cheap crimps with the best of tools and never get a solid connection.
Aye should only use proper ratchet crimping tool to ensure correct pressure applied and both the conductor and insulation are crimped
However more importantly - it is sold core T&E and shouldn’t be crimped
 
Aye should only use proper ratchet crimping tool to ensure correct pressure applied and both the conductor and insulation are crimped
However more importantly - it is sold core T&E and shouldn’t be crimped

I have a decent ratchet crimper that works well with crimps from the same Italian manufacturer and a few other manufacturers I've tried, but it's useless with crimps from local wholesalers - usually SWA or Termination Technologies.
 
The red blue yellow dot ratchet crimper I have always been told is for stranded wires like flex and auto wire connections only and never to used to solid conductors.

you need to use a special crimp tool with teeth and the correct crimps to joint solid wires
 
The red blue yellow dot ratchet crimper I have always been told is for stranded wires like flex and auto wire connections only and never to used to solid conductors.

you need to use a special crimp tool with teeth and the correct crimps to joint solid wires
Some crimps are suitable for solid conductors, some are not.
 

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