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Re: Cable Colors
Joe Greco wrote:
They make a crimper specifically for it, which cuts of the ends. I haven't done a few thousand ends with it but it does make it slightly easier to maintain the twist further into the the plug because you can pull it until snug.
I've had good success (when forced to use those heads) with pulling til snug, cutting with a flush cutter, then backing off ever so slightly so the ends aren't hanging out in short-land. I use the same tools the same number of times as I do for other heads, but I pick them up in a difference sequence, so there's no gain without the custom crimper.
I avoid them if at all possible though, and carry plenty of "preferred" heads to any project where I might want them.