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Old 07-11-2013, 05:26 PM
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Anybody got any suggestions for a good quality crimp tool.
My old piece of crap has bounced off the back wall a few to many times now and all it ever did was squash and give a lousy result.

Looking for suggestions that give a good neat solid result without the need to solder.

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Jaycar have a few decent crimp tools at reasonable prices.

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I used one of these ratcheting crimpers for all my wiring which was using uninsulated terminals and tube shrink.

Forget the cheapo's they do a ****e job

My crimper kit came with interchangeable jaws so you can pop in different dies for insulated terminals as well.

I can't see that the pair above comes with that feature though.

Got it from Repco, about $70 on spesh.

Check Supercheap, I think I spotted one in their latest cattledog

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Old 07-11-2013, 06:56 PM
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I got a ratcheting crimper from Jaycar, with interchangable jaws for the coloured squash terminals and also the proper crimp terminals for a good crimp. Works fine.
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Yep, blue handled ratchet crimper from Jaycar, best $70 you will spend if you're wiring the car yourself.
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Best crimping tool you'll ever own. Use on non insulated connectors and then use shrink wrap and you'll have a great crimp that will last forever.

Thomas & Betts WT111M Terminal Install/Crimping Tool, Wire Cutter Tip - Crescent Electric Supply Company
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I have the Snap-on PWCS9, and bought them used. Excellent. I've also used the PWCS7, which are really nice too. You can buy either through the Snap-on site, and shipping is included in the price. Other than that, Knipex is excellent, but my Xcelite crimpers are junk.
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i use this one on the big jobs

EK 15/50 G

u just have to be careful it doesn't crush your fingers though
but will give u a perfect crimp every time

search for knipex on ebay
spend 200 to 300 bucks and get good crimper and side cutters and will last for many years
otherwise like the others said get one from jaycar as it will do for what u want
buy the correct dies for it too
u need one set of dies to do the red blue yellow insulated terminals
and another set of dies to do the brass or silver uninsulated terminals like used on the white coloured plastic connectors

afew weeks ago I looked on ebay for crimping tools
u can find ones with a crimping tool and 5 or 6 dies all for around 100 bucks and that's in Australia
they should be fine to wire up a whole car
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Cable Crimping KIT Premium Quality Insulated Bootlace Crimper Crimp LUG 5 Dies | eBay

this is prob best one on ebay
it has longer handle so u don't get sore wrists
trust me when u do 50 crimps in an hour or 2 its good to have a good one
and the dies will do the red blue yellow insulated terminals
and also has a die for the uninsulated brass terminals like u use with the narva white connectors
if u want to go abit more fancy u can always use deutsch connectors
and u can get cheap crimpers for them for around 50 bucks
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Do you know if it does HT lead crimps?
I have a basic ratchet crimper. Greatest tool for terminals.
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no it doesn't
I would just buy the msd ht lead crimper
ive seen them on ebay as I wanted to buy one but never got round to it

http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/3606...d=360651502922
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or buy these that should fit in a normal crimping tool
Crimp Jaws MSD3508 | eBay
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Head into your nearest electrical wholesaler like L&H or Rexel and snap up a Cabac brand one.
I have had a couple now, and have not had one fail. I have had them pinched a couple of times though
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