Yeah, I know this is a dumb question for most of you here, but what is the correct way to crimp? Not really the correct way, but how do you crimp? I just picked up some set with a crimping tool and don't know how to crimp. Is where you crimp all the way at the top (above the fulcrum)? This part has wire gauge markings/dots (22-18/red,16-14/blue,12-10/yellow). Or is the crimping part one of those holes (have numbers like 8-32, 10-24, 10-32,etc)?
Also I had bought a separate crimping tool before I got the set; except on this one, at the top it has numbers like 6, 2.5, and 1.5 - for the holes it says m3.5,m4,m5,etc.
For the amp, all types of connectors involved are: butt connectors, spade terminals, ring terminals, and quick disconnects.
This is what I know: 1) strip some insulation from the wire, 2) put the exposed wire in the terminal, 3) crimp
I've searched the forums but you guys use it in that sense too. Also looked it up in dictionary.com and google, but no go. Crimping has to do something with "folding" the connector around the wire, I just don't know how to do it with the tool...
what a dumb question right