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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 ?
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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
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Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers

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

... and then throw the cheap ones in the trash. Do not keep them around, "just in case."

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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.

Amazon.com: Ancor 701030 Double Crimp Tool: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Ancor 701030 Double Crimp Tool: Sports & Outdoors


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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
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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.
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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
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Phoenix Contact makes the best one in the world.
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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.

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