Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: Ratcheting Spark plug wire crimpers
You just place the wire and wire end in the jaws and squeeze the handle. The ratchet is there in case you stop half way through, it won't open all the way, unless you release the lever. There is no adjustment for wire size. When the crimp is done properly, the wire end is going to role over and actually dig into the silicone jacket. You have to be careful though because they make 2 different types of wire ends. There are single and double crimps. The single style is the kind that the center of the wire gets folded back on the silicone jacket and crimped as one piece. The dual crimp style crimps the silicone jacket and the center portion as 2 individual crimps. They are distinguished by whether or not the wire end has the larger ears that get bent over and also much smaller ears toward the front of the end near where it attaches to the plug or cap terminal.
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