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post #18 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
Can you show some examples of proper crimping tools (preferably affordable for the home mechanic) that work on standard automotive crimp-on connectors. Links to websites where they can be purchased would be nice. I have had problems with the crimps produced by the typical cheap crimping tools.
See my posts here: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/1209629-post12.html and here: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/1209693-post14.html for the tool I use. I bought it from an aircraft tool vendor at the EAA Convention at Oshkosh years ago and it cost me $20. There are other styles on the market, but the key is that the forming jaws will not open until they have crimped the connector base with a predetermined force to a predetermined size so every crimp is uniform in size and shape.
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