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    Default Releasing a bottomed out Weidmuller crimping tool





    Red Line Weidmuller 25Z crimping tool #904047

    I've used the wrong 6 mm crimping hole while crimping an Andersons SB50 block connector. It cannot crimp down any further, and I need four to make a connection real quick to power up my 1000 watt car power inverter safely so I can use it as a data logger....

    The US versions 25D4 et al, are pretty much the same, only orange with a US specfic code number.


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    How do I release the pawl mechanism?

    Its fitted with a stop for accurate crimping. I guess i can take the screw off, and undo the postive stop adjustment, but I dont wanna wreck it because its borrowed off my electrician brother in law. Who is away at the moment, dissaembiling a saw mill 250 miles north of me.

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    I have an Amp super crimp which looks the same. Let me see if I can find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    I have an Amp super crimp which looks the same. Let me see if I can find it.
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    If it is stuck while crimped the little metal tab near the hand grips will release the jaws from a "crimped" state. You either have to push the tab up or down. Use the shaft of a screwdriver or something as it may be hard to move/release.

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    Dean , do you see the tab in the pic that your holding it in you left hand?
    There is a tap on the inside of the opposite handle, that is a release lever.
    You may have to pull it tighter some to unlock it.
    Kind of like rocking a dragster's reverse gear.
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    Agree about trying the tab. Similar to an old Jackall jack or lever pulley. Not that I have ever used that tool, but the two I mentioned need to have the tension taken off the pawl to release it. You may need to partially squeeze to do that.

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    Thanks guys. As you said, it was.....

    I have a 15 hour drive time today, so got a scheduled 24 hour rest period yesterday, so I knew I'd be able to unlock the pawl if I just relaxed and networked a little. . Just didn't want to do a stuipid 11 hour mistake when I had no extra ferrules and connectors left, so I though it better to ask.

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    thanks to a little help from the Corporate North Americas, my Gremlins have been released.





    My power supply worked flawlessly all week...


    Thanks guys....

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    Was that the problem, you crimped after midnight?
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