Test to Destruction: Crimp terminals

Chuck writes –

We just posted a pretty sweet test of cheap crimp terminals vs. decent ones with a breakdown of how to identify the best performers; it struck me as something Makers’d be into

Some months back when Chuck mentioned a Storehouse brand assortment of crimp terminals, I commented that this was one place you really didn’t want to skimp on quality. We all agreed this would be a good subject to test emperically, and I finally found the time to jump in and give it a shot.

What follows is a test of three brands: Calterm (found at the local auto parts store), Storehouse (the Harbor Freight house brand), and some ETC terminals (which I can’t seem to find online) that I had in my toolbox from a previous job.

The conclusion won’t surprise you, but there’s a twist that might. Read past the jump for the skinny – plus oodles of pictures.

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