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Offline Doc B.

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Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
« 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.
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Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 11:06:40 AM »
Doc,
That comes from the death grip you use on the throttle of your race bike.

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Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 05:38:51 AM »
Obviously you're not trying hard enough.
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Re: Moreplay- illustrated cautionary tale
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2021, 05:25:46 AM »
I used a Dremel and a mini cut off wheel.