IPVMU Certified | 02/24/16 10:28pm
IPVMU Certified | 02/25/16 09:03pm
How about simply placing the ends into the chuck of an electric hand held drill and slow spin?
I have and use the specialty pliers shown above also.
A drill works much better than this tool. And (assuming you have a drill) does not cost you anything.
When I worked car audio, we'd just use a drill to make multi-wire harnesses (mainly for alarm installs) - just put the end of them all together and crank down the chuck on them. Secure the other end to something solid, turn the drill slowly until they're all tight together... a quick tug secures them so they don't unwind again.
That worked well for 6-8 wires of 18-14 gauge... i dunno about 256 28-gauge though. Maybe you'd be better off doing them in bundles of 16 and then putting them into a terminal block.
Pro Focus LLC | 04/10/16 06:40pm
As others have said, just stuff the chuck. I've seen it done many times.