Crimping is commonly employed in metal working scenarios. Crimping is frequently utilized to fix bullets within their cartridge cases, for quick but enduring electrical connections, locking down covers on metallic food cans, and lots of additional uses. Since it can be a cold-working method, crimping may also be used to create a powerful connection between your workpiece and a non-metallic element.
The first crimper plier we took a look at it is built by GoChange- it's indicated for electricians use, capable of dealing with connectors and terminals and performing electrical repairs. It's marketed as a comprehensive toolkit for performing solderless electrical repairs in professional work settings as well as in the home by DIY types.
Reading through the promotional material, this particular ferrule crimper features an ergonomic handle, ratchet and lever action construction, four-pin crimp ability for quadrangular crimping, and a quick releasing safety lock.
- Buyers tell us that these dedicated crimping pliers are better than the ones that come with the wire strippers and cutters- they have proven to be a durable option that provides strong ratcheting action for clean and tight terminal crimps.
- Experienced electricians advised refraining from purchasing cheap terminals as this will affect the quality of crimping.
The second cable crimper we examined is produced by Sokos. This steel option is intended for cables and arrives pre-calibrated for enhanced ease of use particularly on home theater systems, security systems, satellite TV and CATV.
- As a combination of wire stripper and battery cable crimper, buyers applaud how dynamic it is, saying it doesn't require much force to easily load the connector on.
- One cable repair person said that this simple pair of coaxial wire crimpers was a big help- enabling him to get his cable connections installed tightly and correctly.
- Because you can adjust the stripper, different sized cable is not too difficult to work with.
The third wire crimper tire we examine is produced by Signstek. This ratcheting crimping tool features a hexagonal crimp profile with serrated services designed for portable use because of its small size.
- Buyers say that it is a solid pair of wire crimpers that works on small sizes providing quality crimps.
- The one criticism is it that because the handles don't begin ratcheting until they've quit something in their jaws, the tool often times is splayed open in tool bags when not in use.
The fourth portable ferrule crimper we assessed is the handheld terminal hexagonal crimping tool by IWISS Tools. It's marketed as a lightweight option that supplies tight crimps with a powerful gripping force for crimping the terminal.
The last option we examined is the Aven crimping tool. This wire ferrule crimper comes in various configurations for dealing with connectors that are 2.5 to 5 mm, working with wire ferrules that are 12 to 22 AWG as well as ferrules that are 6 to 10 AWG. Because of its integrated ratchet, you'll be able to determine the best pressure to create a complete crimp.