How are crimps sized?
Standard sized crimps are usually 8mm in length. However, mini crimps – which are around 5mm in length are very popular now, with many anglers preferring the smaller streamlined size of this type of crimp. A large size 8/0 hook attached to wire line with a heavy crimp.
What can I use instead of crimp beads?
An alternative to crimp beads and crimp tubes is a newer finding called Screw-Tite Crimps™. Screw-Tite Crimps not only secure your Accu-Flex® beading wire to your clasp, they also allow you to change your clasp for a different one, should you want a different look.
What size crimp cover do I need?
For those designs where you want to disguise crimped crimp beads, choose crimp covers in the metal and size that suits your design – 3mm crimp covers work well at covering most 1x1mm-2x3mm crimps. However, if your design has 4mm metal beads in it then you may prefer to use 4mm crimp covers.
How do I know what crimp to use?
Note: It is important that you use the right size tool for your crimp tubes. For 1mm crimp tubes, we recommend the Micro Crimper. For 2mm crimp tubes, we recommend the Bead Crimper Tool. For 3mm and 4mm crimp tubes, we recommend using either the Mighty Crimper or Bent Chain Nose Pliers.
What is the best size crimp bead to use?
You want your crimp to succeed so choose the right size but also the thickest metal possible. Generally speaking, a 1mm OD crimp tube of any length is great for use with finer strands of beading wire (. 007 to . 014), 2mm OD crimps are ideal for .