excellent for assembling, okay for disassembling By Karl
For smaller wires, this works much better than poking with small screwdrivers. Just use the hooked ends as a pusher to reach past the wire and push on the end of the crimp until it seats. For very small wires, the tool can cradle right around the wire for a great pushing angle. Big fat wires (10ga, 12ga, etc.) are stiff enough to just use the wire to push the connector into the housing. No tool necessary.
It's a tad expensive for what it actually is (a piece of folded spring steel slid into a yellow rubber cap), but it works well.
Where it falls a little short is disassembling connectors. I can't blame the tool very much, since there really isn't a better shape that would get into the very tight space to release the spring. It works adequately for this, but always requires a bit of tinkering to make it happen. Probably as good as it gets for this, and definitely way better than nothing!
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