Can I fine tune a flush cut that isn't perfect by filing the ends of the wire?

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    ElaineHaynesDposted 7 years ago

    Can I fine tune a flush cut that isn't perfect by filing the ends of the wire?  I'm having a lot...

    of trouble with 12 gauge wire.  I'm using a flush cutter designed for heavy gauge wire, but ends don't meet perfectly.  There's always a pie shaped gap.  Help!

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    dcladesignsposted 7 years ago

    Yes, a nice joint must be made with a file when the cut is not flush, but  make sure for 12g wire you are using a torch that is much larger than what is shown in this hub. 12g wire requires a lot of heat and probably is much less time consuming to solder instead of fuse.

 
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