Reply by Ralph Mowery December 6, 20192019-12-06
In article <8hikuelvd48aar38jo1k9ooatblkop0eud@4ax.com>, 
me@somewhere.invalid says...
> Is a crimping tool supposed to work on these things? > > https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnflor5ratjg06s/CrimpingMaleHeader.jpg?raw=1 > > All of my attempts so far have splayed three of the four squashable sections > outwards instead of squeezing them inwards. (The exception is the bit that?s already > folded.) > > Using thin nosed pliers I can make a reasonable connection. Although even with that > method it?s sometimes difficult to get the triangular bits securely around the > plastic wire outer (or ideally digging into it). > > I suspect I?m using this rather expensive tool wrongly, so any practical advice > would be welcomed please. > >
there are many youtube videos that show how to crimp the wires. Much easier to see than trying to explain.
Reply by Owen Cook December 6, 20192019-12-06
On Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:35:22 PM UTC+11, Terry Pinnell wrote:
> Is a crimping tool supposed to work on these things? > > https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnflor5ratjg06s/CrimpingMaleHeader.jpg?raw=1 > > All of my attempts so far have splayed three of the four squashable sections > outwards instead of squeezing them inwards. (The exception is the bit that&rsquo;s already > folded.) > > Using thin nosed pliers I can make a reasonable connection. Although even with that > method it&rsquo;s sometimes difficult to get the triangular bits securely around the > plastic wire outer (or ideally digging into it). > > I suspect I&rsquo;m using this rather expensive tool wrongly, so any practical advice > would be welcomed please. > > Terry, East Grinstead, UK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbNNO9-NJww may help Owen
Reply by default December 6, 20192019-12-06
On Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:35:19 +0000, Terry Pinnell
<me@somewhere.invalid> wrote:

>Is a crimping tool supposed to work on these things? > >https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnflor5ratjg06s/CrimpingMaleHeader.jpg?raw=1 > >All of my attempts so far have splayed three of the four squashable sections >outwards instead of squeezing them inwards. (The exception is the bit that&#2013266066;s already >folded.) > >Using thin nosed pliers I can make a reasonable connection. Although even with that >method it&#2013266066;s sometimes difficult to get the triangular bits securely around the >plastic wire outer (or ideally digging into it). > >I suspect I&#2013266066;m using this rather expensive tool wrongly, so any practical advice >would be welcomed please. > >Terry, East Grinstead, UK
Don't know what to tell you... I've used those things with good results. The other thing may be the terminals themselves. The ones I get look like they are flashed with gold and maybe the copper or brass base metal is thicker and softer. You'll notice the jaws are also interchangeable, so you do need to have the right jaw pair and depth setting for it to work properly...
Reply by Terry Pinnell December 6, 20192019-12-06
Is a crimping tool supposed to work on these things?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnflor5ratjg06s/CrimpingMaleHeader.jpg?raw=1

All of my attempts so far have splayed three of the four squashable sections
outwards instead of squeezing them inwards. (The exception is the bit that&#2013266066;s already
folded.)

Using thin nosed pliers I can make a reasonable connection. Although even with that
method it&#2013266066;s sometimes difficult to get the triangular bits securely around the
plastic wire outer (or ideally digging into it).

I suspect I&#2013266066;m using this rather expensive tool wrongly, so any practical advice
would be welcomed please.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK