Crimper stuck closed ??? (Embarassing :( )

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On my first RG-6 crimp using heavy duty gs-91 hexagonal crimper the
crimper seems suck in the closed position ?  I have tried using pliers
to pull it apart with no luck... Am I SOL ?


Re: Crimper stuck closed ??? (Embarassing :( )
Todd Richert wrote:

> On my first RG-6 crimp using heavy duty gs-91 hexagonal crimper the
> crimper seems suck in the closed position ?  I have tried using pliers
> to pull it apart with no luck... Am I SOL ?

Many crimpers don't release, until you get them closed all the way.  You
don't want to pinch your fingers in those.  ;-)

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Re: Crimper stuck closed ??? (Embarassing :( )

> On my first RG-6 crimp using heavy duty gs-91 hexagonal crimper the
> crimper seems suck in the closed position ?  I have tried using pliers
> to pull it apart with no luck... Am I SOL ?

Look at the rachet inbetween the handle grips. There should be a releas lug
sticking out. You need to pull that back (best to use some pliers) and the
crimper should spring open.




Re: Crimper stuck closed ??? (Embarassing :( )
Todd Richert wrote:




> On my first RG-6 crimp using heavy duty gs-91 hexagonal crimper the
> crimper seems suck in the closed position ?  I have tried using pliers
> to pull it apart with no luck... Am I SOL ?

I don't have a GS-91 handy, but it looks like it does not have that
ratchet release lever normally found on more expensive models ($40 and
up). On the other hand it looks sturdy enough to withstand your attempts
to go all the way to close the handles with a hummer or something of same
nature. Granted, the RG-6 connector is going to be crushed beyond being
usable (it could also be quite OK as I had on occasions), but you could at
least get your tool back. One other way to handle this would be to see if
you can remove one of the pins that hold the moving parts together.
Without actually having the tool in hands, it is rather difficult to judge
if it's even possible with this particular tool.

If you are totally stuck, I bet your next tool will have that ratchet
release lever... :-)

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