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- Jan 2, 2014
Had access to the commercial thomas betts crimper but while looking for terminals we saw a hydrolic one on Amazon for 60 bucks and decided to look.
The thomas betts units are 1500 or more bucks, can borrow from work but would rather own something.
Many options on Amazon so we finally found one, 11 dies and 15 ton force in decent case for 55 bucks.
It even comes with a set of replacement seals.
Instructions are funny read, but only 55 bucks.
The dies look easy to make, others had pins sticking out the side, then are just blocks so we can make custom dies for who knows what.
If you've used it and are happy with it could you post (or PM) a link to the one you got?
I would like to have one that I could make dies for.
I'm thinking not only electrical crimps, but aircraft cable sleeves, etc. (Don't worry; not for life threatening applications.)