Metri-pack Crimp tool and Metri-pack Terminal
Metri-pack Crimp tool and Standard Spade Terminal
Here are a couple tips to hopefully help some of you achieve proper crimps.
There are lots of Different terminals and dies for each, so practice with each type of terminal is necessary
so pick up a few extra terminals!!
Most Ratcheting type Crimp tools have a Crimp tool pressure adjustment, and Ratchet release lever on them.
So if you miss-position a terminal, or need to release the ratchet before reaching a certain amount of pressure.
You can push or pull the lever to release it.
You will be able to do most terminals with a couple crimp tools, But you will not be able to do them all.
Most open barrel crimp tools will do the 110, 250, 312, Delphi, and the bullet terminals.
While another will do the 090 and smaller Sumitomo, Delphi, Amphenol - Deutsch and Molex pin terminals.
And some of the thick Ring terminals will require an even larger heavy duty crimp tool, that I do not offer at this time.
Standard Open Barrel Crimp tool
(NOTE) You may need to use a larger or smaller die for certain wire and terminal size combinations.
EXAMPLE-1: When using 18 gauge (.75mm) wire with a .250, or bullet terminal designed for 14-18 gauge wire.
Use the center die marked for 14-16 gauge wire. And make sure you complete the full crimp cycle.
EXAMPLE-2: When using 12 gauge wire with certain terminals you may need to use the center die marked for
14-16 gauge wire, and Release the ratchet lever before the crimp tool completes the full cycle, or reduce the
crimp pressure on the tool to complete the crimp cycle.
These are just examples, practice, trial, and error is needed with different combinations
of tooling, wire size, and terminals.