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Looking for a decent pair of Crimpers

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by brutalguyracing, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing [OP] BIG DADDY

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    just as title states.....
    im looking for a decent pair of crimpers.....
    just for automotive wiring and such
     
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    brutalguyracing [OP] BIG DADDY

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    That radio shack tool is more of a stripper than a crimper.
     
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    what kind of crimping you lookin to do, some are for ferrules some for pins to make your own connectors some just crimp on basic fittings for grounding and such
     
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    Bellis friggin rad

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    ^ what he said
     
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    Very true. I should have added a little more detail. The Radio Shack one's main function is stripping wires. They do allow you to do some crimping. But they're sufficient for the basic automotive things that I do.
     
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    Check out Xcelite crimpers, their very good. Look on Amazon, they carry them.
     
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    I ended up getting these two, one for stripping (that tool is really fast and convenient) and the other for correct, tight crimping on non-insulated connectors. But I also prefer to solder and use my own heatshrink rather than cheap insulated connectors. West Marine has some good shit for connectors.
     
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    Snap-on has a small crimper with an excellent feel and good leverage. You can get into tight places with it, too. The crimps are very sturdy. (Its their # PWCS7)
     
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    TacoFMS My turn.

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    here you go... these, nuff said. I would have figured with your experience they would have already been in your toolbag, but i guess not.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

    the newer style klein strippers are nowhere near as user friendly as the older style strippers and snips so you are actually better off looking into greenlee or ideal brands for those.

    these are the style strippers that are awesome!! best strippers I have ever used/owned

    http://www.amazon.com/Klein-11057-Klein-Kurve-Stripper-Cutter/dp/B000XEUPMQ/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_text_z

    although those particular ones are just for very small wire, its quite dificult to find that style in a 6-12awg size though, their stupid thumb lock is redesigned and is a pain to release one handed and it seems they are not as well made as the other style either.
     
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