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Old 10-28-2013, 03:23 PM
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Default Coat Hanger Trick

I really thought this was common knowledge, as it's a trick I learned on my very first day in this trade.
The best part of it is they drill a hole so tiny that if you do screw up it's not noticeable.
You have to be careful where you drill, such as where floor boards meet.
We usually have a bunch of them with us, but it's still fun to ask the homeowner for a wire coat hanger.
The look you get is priceless.
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Default Hand Crimper.

I am the poster of the original thread.

Bought Malco single crimper and seller threw in another tool.
No manufacturers name on the tool. On the end is a nibbler that cuts a 1/8 slot about 1/2 inch long per cycle. Near the end on one side is an opening that cuts a 1/4 inch long slit. Only guessing why I would want slits.
Well made and works quite well.

Only used the crimper once, on 30 ga., and the results will probably improve with experience. Long nose pliers worked OK and would be faster for me if speed was a priority. Neither will work on 18 ga. but some existing duct is 26 ga.
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On the end is a nibbler that cuts a 1/8 slot about 1/2 inch long per cycle. Near the end on one side is an opening that cuts a 1/4 inch long slit. Only guessing why I would want slits.

Neither will work on 18 ga.
The nibbler is for clinch joints.
You'll need a bench crimper for 18 gauge.
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