When 12½ gauge wires are spliced together, three C23 gritted crimp sleeves are used to maintain the full strength of the wire. At end posts and in-line tightener ratchets, two C23 sleeves are normally used. When crimping the sleeve, put it into the tool slot marked 2-3 and compress it into a cylindrical shape. Do not split the sleeve into an 8-shape. Made in USA.
The C23 crimp sleeves do not accommodate 12½ gauge barbed wire. See C45 crimp sleeves.