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    Crimping Ferules

    Another place where crimping electrical connections is useful is on wire ends that go into screw clamp terminals, trailer plugs would be a common spot you would find this situation. You can just strip the wire and push it in and tighten the screw down, but many years of experience has taught me that it's often the cause of issues with trailer lights playing up. So I decided it was time to start doing something a bit better and crimping ferules on the end should hopefully improve some of my wiring jobs.

    Despite having just bought the multi head ratchet crimper posted about above it didn't have a set of jaws for small ferules, so gosh darn time to buy another tool I got me a set of Knipex crimpers, model number 97 62 145A to be precise. Knipex are a German made tool and very high quality, these crimpers won't be lonely in my tool chest as I have a lot of Knipex pliers!



    There is really nothing to the crimping, just slip the correct ferule over the stripped wire end and select the correct crimp point on the pliers and squeeze, jobs done.

    The wires as I pulled them out of a trailer plug that is causing me some grief.



    And after crimping on the ferules.



    Cheers Andrew
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    Why did you cut the shrouds off? Here's mine -





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    Quote Originally Posted by Symon View Post
    Why did you cut the shrouds off?
    The ferules I bought didn't have shrouds

    I might have to have a look for some like yours, they look the goods

    Cheers Andrew
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    Makes a nice neat job of it.

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    Shrouded Ferrules and Knipex 97 62 145A on the hunt now, thanks Gents.
    Good helpful info .

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    They are commonly called bootlace ferules - might help your search.
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