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12-13-2004, 08:42 PM
Ok,here is how I do my tail wraps. Bear with me as this is going to take 5 pictures. First bend wire back at approximately 45 degrees

12-13-2004, 08:43 PM
2nd grip wire tight to back of plug with round nose pliers and pull wire forward

12-13-2004, 08:44 PM
3rd while gripping wire pull it down towards plug and wrap it around near grommet

12-13-2004, 08:46 PM
4th pull wire with left hand and turn pliers with right hand causing the wire to twist around

12-13-2004, 08:47 PM
5th cut off wire with a pair of dykes

12-13-2004, 08:52 PM
:claps: perfect...those the new plier's?

12-13-2004, 08:53 PM
thanks Dave. where can I get a pair of them plyers?
I been using a cut off screw driver

12-13-2004, 08:54 PM
yes, notice the super glue on finger...wire tears it up. I did a search on line (google) under round nose pliers. I'll try to find the address. Like 40 bux

12-13-2004, 08:56 PM
thanks mac:D thats a great way to do it-

12-13-2004, 08:57 PM
new skin:D

12-13-2004, 08:59 PM item# 32870 $26.33 + shipping

12-13-2004, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by capesams
new skin:D

no, just glueing a crack:D

12-13-2004, 09:02 PM
thanks, any one around here sellem?

12-13-2004, 09:04 PM
not that I know of. You can buy the sears ones but they suck

12-13-2004, 09:19 PM
I thought I had a pair?
Im so used to my wrap and it holds the lips well.

12-13-2004, 09:31 PM
Sears sells a smaller pair.

Young Salt
12-14-2004, 05:39 PM
like mac said, the craftsman ones are no good. the ones i'm talking about are the aluminum ones about 4" long. i think they are called round nose plies. They will work just to make the round bend, but if you squeeze it hard enough while making the tailwrap, you'll snap 'em. i've gone through three of em. they have the lifetime warranty, but it's still a pain to not be able to do any wiring untill you return it.

12-14-2004, 05:43 PM
i made my own out of a pair of short needle nose.
just grind the bajesus out of them till they're round noses. works nicely;)

12-14-2004, 05:46 PM
I thought Bassmaster had a pair...:rolleyes:...guess I was mistaken!:laughs:

01-03-2005, 08:59 PM
Ur plugs a great ur raps suck.i do the same thing till the point of wrapping the wire around the loop.When I get to that point i hook the loop on a chucked up allen key in the vise i grab the wire wit a pair of needlenose vise grips an pulll the plug an wrap it up tight to keep things in place.BM they are called Jewelers pliers.i got a nice old pair bigger than the sears ones at a flea market in a box of old tools for like a dollar.

02-04-2005, 01:49 PM
I got mine from Jannsnetcraft.

After I received them, I was in the craft shop and happened by the jewelry making section. Thet were there labelled as 'Jewelry' pliers.

I learned this method by trial and error after bruising all fingers and consuming several miles of wire. The secret is the first 45 degree angle before the first twist. You can pull everything up real tight. C2

02-11-2005, 09:46 PM
are these the pliers

02-14-2005, 10:05 PM

AT Grimaldi
02-12-2008, 11:49 PM
you do it electronics in Needham MA may have these. They have a pretty extensive selection of higher end hand tools.


02-26-2008, 06:07 PM
mac, thanks for the tip.i'm gonna make copies of the pics and hang them up in the shed out back:laugha: that's one of the many things i'm not doing correctly in my early plug building career.:huh:....

I got a pair of those pliers because of the pair you gave Mike at CC's.
got em from crawford tools. with shipping and all, they were around 31.00

in case anyone's interested, Mike at CC's will be stocking them soon. I'm sure it will be cheaper getting them there.

thanks again Mac.:wave: