Always use the correct size standard dies recommended by the supplier. As correct wire attachment/termination can only be acheived by firmly squeezing the material of the terminal into the strands of the wire.
Most Blue Wave terminals are marked with wire size and a mark indicating the depth of where to start for correct swaging.
Where markings are not possible e.g. on the small terminals, the wire hole depth must be measured before swaging, not only to find the point to start the swaging , but also to get the right length of the final wire including the fittings. CAUTION, by swaging the terminals onto the wire, the shaft will get a little longer. As a rule of thumb the length will be prolonged by approximately the same amount of mm as the diameter of the wire in mm!
Blue Wave wire terminals correspond to the standard sizes and stainless materials used in the market. The terminals are produced so that a swage machine (e.g. from Wireteknik) will produce a swage within given tolerances in 1 (one) pass in the machine. When extremely compact strand ropes are used, 2 (two) passes in the same track could be needed to reach tolerances.
Additional passes should NOT be made.