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wind_magic 10-31-2013 12:44 PM

Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
Title says it all, what is your pick for best crimping tool for red, blue, and yellow rings, spades, etc ?

jimgo 10-31-2013 01:25 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
Check out this blog entry by our very own Maine Sail:

Marine Wire Termination Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com

jimgo 10-31-2013 01:31 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
Sorry, one more good thread:
Crimper Shoot Out / Load Test Results - SailboatOwners.com

pdqaltair 10-31-2013 02:46 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
... and then throw the cheap ones in the trash. Do not keep them around, "just in case."

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IDBvQIo9m5...ad+low+res.jpg

bristol299bob 10-31-2013 03:35 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
I bought a used AMP 59239-4 on ebay ~$100. It's old and definitely used but in decent shape. it's an impressive hulking monster of a hand tool. I only have the die for yellow connectors. not sure if I can get replacement dies.

for red and blue I also have the Anchor double crimp tool. It's very nice indeed, well made. If I had not read Mainesail's write ups on this I would have been happy to have it as my only crimper.


gedaggett 10-31-2013 03:36 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
I have used these for years and they do every thing I need them too.
Cool Tools ? GB Wire Stripper and Crimper
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

xymotic 10-31-2013 03:41 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bristol299bob (Post 1112876)
I only have the die for yellow connectors. not sure if I can get replacement dies.

In the article it says: I use for yellow insulated terminals. There is a second tool for blue & red.

MobiusALilBitTwisted 10-31-2013 04:28 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
i was lazy and just followed the advice form this Compass Marine's Photo Galleries at pbase.com
thanks Mainesail


same as others have linked

fiatracer163 10-31-2013 04:38 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
Phoenix Contact makes the best one in the world.

bigdogandy 10-31-2013 06:34 PM

Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers
 
I also recommend the Compass Marine link as a great resource for learning about crimpers and making connections in general. I was planning on getting one of the Anco double-crimpers but got the West Marine crimper set as a birthday gift and it has worked great.

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...psa0b7dd39.jpg


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