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Bottlehead Kits => Moreplay => Topic started by: Doc B. on February 25, 2021, 01:43:35 PM

Title: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: Doc B. on February 25, 2021, 01:43:35 PM
When you get to the step where you cut a 5 terminal strip down to a 3 terminal strip to mount next to the power inlet don't use your Xcelite side cutters...use some proper diagonal pliers.
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: Thermioniclife on February 25, 2021, 02:34:07 PM
I hate when that happens. If no heavy diagonal cutters I score a line with an exacto knife 4 or 5 times and snap off with a pair of pliers.
Then a little touchup with a sanding block. I hate breaking tools. I still have a pair of Thomas and Betts crimpers that I bought in 1983 and crimped countless thousands of connections when I was a car stereo installer. They have quite a patina on them but work as they did when they were new. Limitations.
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: Deke609 on February 25, 2021, 04:00:37 PM
I did the same damn thing a couple years ago putting together a BH kit!  It's a lesson that only needs to be taught once.
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: AB2KH on February 26, 2021, 11:06:40 AM
Doc,
That comes from the death grip you use on the throttle of your race bike.

Chris/AB2KH
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: 2wo on February 26, 2021, 05:24:53 PM
For what it's worth, I use these professionally every day and sometimes abuse them horribly like  gnawing my way through 30amp power cables. Never had one break...John
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: Doc B. on February 27, 2021, 05:38:51 AM
Obviously you're not trying hard enough.
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: patrick620 on March 02, 2021, 05:25:46 AM
I used a Dremel and a mini cut off wheel.
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: Overthehill on January 08, 2022, 01:02:39 AM
Yea these cutters are for small wires But from my experience from WAY BACK I think xcelite tools use to be guarantied for life.
Title: Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
Post by: thibodeaux on September 23, 2022, 08:00:19 AM
One more (obvious) tip - make sure you pay close attention to the orientation when cutting this. I made the mistake of cutting off the wrong side, and had to order a replacement. It doesn't fit both ways!  :o