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Offline HowardPgh

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Crimper type pliers
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:59:01 AM »
What is this Bell System B tool used for?
Howard

Offline RotarDad

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Re: Crimper type pliers
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 11:08:24 AM »
I use mine for crimping spade lugs - they work well for that purpose, but are a little hard to operate since the handles open so wide.  However the the leverage gained makes crimping pretty easy.
Paul

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Crimper type pliers
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 12:01:21 AM »
They were used to crimp copper splice sleeves on open wire.
Here’s an NOS pair with the factory test crimps still attached.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 04:19:54 PM by Whitcrane76 »

Offline AT2796

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Re: Crimper type pliers
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 07:17:43 PM »
The “B” denotes the size of the crimper.
B crimps the sizes shown by Whitcrane76, D is slightly larger with only 1 crimp hole as are the rest up to #6 size open wire.
Andy