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Old 08-25-2006
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AMP, Ancor, Paladin, and Ideal are four companies that make ratcheting crimp tools.

Hellosailor's point about the crimp fittings is very valid, also the ones you find in the automotive store are often steel rather than tinned copper, which is what I beleive the marine-grade crimp fittings are made of. The automotive ones will not only not hold as well, but will generally corrode in a marine environment.
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