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Old 03-08-2014, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: Making new cable ends

Tom.....I can't argue with that logic..

I have tried all kinds of stuff too.
Solder, silver solder, bronze rod (too hot) crimped on ends.etc etc.
I do like using 3/8 brass rod..cut into short pieces. Drill a tiny hole through it.
Push the cable through, splay the ends and solder. A file will shape it up nicely. Some cables have been easier than others.

It's also not good to let the solder wick into the cable past the new end. It makes the cable stiff and pretty brittle.
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