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Re: [TowerTalk] Nicopress swags

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Nicopress swags
From: "Darrel J. Van Buer" <>
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 13:24:53 -0800
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I have no concern about hand swagging as long as all of the following 
are true:

Right sleeve (or sleeves, sometimes it has to be 2 or 3) for the cable 
size, type and application.  Nicopress has a large variety.

Real Nicopress hand crimper, not a Chinese imitation made the way they 
do the cheap bolt cutters.  Most do only one or two sizes, so chose 
carefully.  Properly adjusted!  They do wear, bend and slip adjustment 
with use.

After crimping, checking with Nicopress guage for the proper application 
- the crimp groove should just fit. - and the right number of crimps.  
For many uses, it's 2 or 3 per sleeve.

For one or two crimps, the above may cost more than having it done 
professionally, but it more controlled than some big box tool of dubious 
condition and calibration.

Darrel J. Van Buer, AK6I


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