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enblethen

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Posted: 03/01/21 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mexicowanderer: Problem the large kits they contain a lot of small gauge IE red terminals. I don't use very many of the small size so it is a waste, for me anyway.


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dieseltruckdriver wrote:

Since Craftsman crapped out, and I won't pay for Snapon, I have found the Pittsburg polished end wrenches are actually pretty decent quality. I do have to say that a former coworker got me hooked on Kobalt hand tools though.


Here in southern California Lowes has picked up and started selling Craftsman tools. So hopefully all is not lost.


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Posted: 03/01/21 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Will be interesting to see what happens. Are new craftsmen tools being made? Or is lowes just selling off the inventory?

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Sorta related...

Has anyone tried out these types of terminals off eBay?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/500-50PCS-Water........b49de4d%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524

Yes, an electric heat gun is mandatory.
Not off eBay.
We use them at work to solder a drain wire on the braid of shielded cables. We are not allowed to use them for conductor to conductor splicing. The workmanship can't be inspected and the flux can't be cleaned off.


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I was hoping for a quick and dirty way to join >20 AWG conductors. I wish true bronze terminals were available. I am lining up my work bench outfitting with permanently mounted mechanical and hydraulic hexagonal die tools to 1/0 but >95% of my terminal work now is 16-22 gauge. I am going to individually hang a solder gun and heat gun on a zero tool counterweight. Let's see if anyone else can chime in regarding the chinese terminals.

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Posted: 03/01/21 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Used these on many military projects for low voltage and control circuits.
3M UR Scotch Locks

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Posted: 03/01/21 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Scotch-Lok, brings back memories from splicing at the telephone company.

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Lot of the URs were used by phone systems.

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opnspaces wrote:

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

Since Craftsman crapped out, and I won't pay for Snapon, I have found the Pittsburg polished end wrenches are actually pretty decent quality. I do have to say that a former coworker got me hooked on Kobalt hand tools though.


Here in southern California Lowes has picked up and started selling Craftsman tools. So hopefully all is not lost.


New Craftsman = Garbage........Pull the split ring on a current Lowes "Craftsman" ratchet and compare the internal parts and pieces to an older, say early 2000's or earlier, version of a Craftsman ratchet. The Home Depot "Husky" brand or Hazard Fraught "Pittsburgh" brand may be a better built tool, but thats dependent on the current batch on the shelf and who they contracted with to manufacture them.

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Posted: 03/02/21 04:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

I was hoping for a quick and dirty way to join >20 AWG conductors.
I'm not saying don't use them, just they are not allowed on current carrying conductor where I work.

We use THESE for current carrying conductors

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