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Bountyboy20/11/2021 13:48:22
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I'm currently rewiring a Kennedy Hexacut saw and I need some help identifying and sourcing the brass eyelet/crimps used to terminate the motor winding to the on/off switch. Please see attached photos, hopefully!

I searched the internet but can't find any info on these crimps, they must be obsolete. I have tried to use normal crimps but the switch cover won't fit on to the motor casing due to the size of the crimps and I'd also like to keep it original if possible.

Any info would be helpful

Thanks in advance



Swarf, Mostly!20/11/2021 13:55:57
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Hi there,

Your photo looks a bit, I emphasise 'a bit', like a Ross-Courtney termination.

I use them in the terminal chamber of the motor on my ML7. They have the advantage of not having a tail like the modern crimps but they also have the disadvantage of being, apparently, extinct!!!!

If you locate a source, fill your own requirements before blowing the gaff!!!!!!!!

Best regards,

Swarf, Mostly!

peak420/11/2021 14:01:57
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As far as I'm aware, they are no longer available.
See this thread for the solution I used when I had a similar problem.


The previous photos in the album show the process. 


Edited By peak4 on 20/11/2021 14:03:18

Bountyboy20/11/2021 15:22:42
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Thanks for the replies and links to other posts. I thought they maybe obsolete but I like the idea of the shoe eyelets, I think I'll look into this.


David Jenner20/11/2021 15:36:09
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Try here:


Dave J

Chris Gunn21/11/2021 12:52:53
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BB, Presumably you only have a few to do, so try annealing them, and then bend back the tabs, refit the new wire, and tap the tabs back down again with a punch, and then give them a final nip in the vice. You cannot get more original than that.

Chris Gunn

Bountyboy21/11/2021 20:10:45
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Thanks for all your help. I going to buy a shoe eyelet repair kit and give it a go.

Cheers all!

bernard towers22/11/2021 00:17:10
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I’m sure I have a few around, let me know the size and I will investigate.

mgnbuk22/11/2021 08:08:02
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I recall this type of cable terminal from the works where I started my apprenticeship, but have not seen them since & didn't know what they were called to look them up.

Seems that Ross Courntney ceased trading around 2001. These seem to offer an alternative means to the same end for quite a bit less than the vintagecarparts items.

Nigel B.

Oldiron29/11/2021 17:01:09
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Bountyboy check your messages. (inbox at top of page)


Grindstone Cowboy21/12/2021 19:19:08
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Bit late, and others have already described basically the same process, but I just came across this in an old issue of Popular Science magazine...



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