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Good Quality Crimps And Crimping Basics

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Crimps are so little, it is easy to forget just how important they are. Many times, they hold an entire design together. It is important to find a dealer that will stand behind the quality of their crimps. Our crimp tubes are double the wall thickness of most available to purchase in the crafting market and are also completely seamless. They are made with soft metals - so it is important that the metal wall is thick enough to withstand the force used when crimping.


Above and beyond the crimp tube itself, the most common errors that I see when using the regular crimping pliers are easy fixes. First, do not use a lot of force with the regular crimping pliers. As I said above, the crimps are pretty soft. It doesn't take much force to compress a crimp tube. Second, after you fold the crimp tube with the "rounder," go around the crimp several more times with the "rounder" gently compressing. This will allow you to mold it into the perfect shape and make sure that the crimp is snugly attached onto the wire.

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Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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