Hell yeah, thats how you crimp.I was looking at my cheap ebay voltmeter today, it has a small screw adjustment screw on it. I havent installed it yet but if it is off I will adjust it.
Also I found a picture of my TN crimper. It works really good.
Get some work done on your install. I should be done this weekend (I hope) Also I just installed am Autostart system that works great and only cost $30. For you way up there in the frozen North it would be something good to have. Really easy to install actually.