How do you crimp a ferrule without a crimping tool?

When you don’t have a ferrule crimping tool and you need to connect a ferrule terminal onto a flex electrical wire, you can do it temporarily with regular wire crimping pliers. Ideally, the regular wire crimpers are for crimping terminal connectors.

What can I use if I don’t have a crimping tool?

As for doing this without a crimper, have fun! If you are going to try it, use a small flat-head screwdriver to push down the pins into the wires. You will need to push down all 8 pins into the 8 wires.

What can I use to crimp a ferrule?

Quote from Youtube video: This is a ferrule crimper capable of crimping wires from 6 to 12 gauge. To install this we just take a wire with the insulation strips back the length of the ferrule. And insert it into the ferrule.

Can I use pliers instead of crimpers?

To achieve the necessary compressive force, it’s best to use a crimping tool when attaching crimp connectors to a wire. Pliers or a hammer will work in a pinch, but using such tools can result in a loose connection that ultimately results in an open circuit.

How do you make a crimping tool?

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Quote from Youtube video: Cut it in half you can see that cut it in half. And then on one side I made a little divot with a step drill and then I found myself a ball bearing that fits right into this divot.