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    Default Crimp tool

    Is there a special crimping tool for this type of plastic insulated terminal? When I use the regular tool, they look like crap. 12 Pcs Quick Splice Insulated Wire Crimp Terminals & Male Spade Connectors Set | eBay

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    Join the club, mine look like crap also.
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    I use this Klein tool for everything. Including anderson powerpoles in a two step process. There are hundreds of crimp tools. But of all the ones I have tried, I like this simple tool the best.

    Klein Tools 9-3/4 in. Crimping Tool-15SEN - The Home Depot
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    Default Re: Crimp tool

    Use the crimp area of the standard crimp tool. They are usually located between the pivot point and the stripping area on standard wire stripper/crimping tools.

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    Default Re: Crimp tool

    The garbage stamped metal junk that comes with a lot of kits are probably the 2nd biggest reason that crimp connections have the completely undeserved bad reputation that they do.

    This is what the junk looks like, do NOT get these!

    Crimp tool-bad-crimp-tool-jpg



    That Klein tool above is an excellent choice.

    This ratcheting kind is also excellent.

    Crimp tool-good-crimp-tool-jpg

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    Default Crimp tool

    For the splice terminals you want a wide flat pliers. The Klein pliers are a must- but not for those connectors. I have good luck with channel locks, lineman or slip jaw/combination. You insert the wires, squeeze the metal splicing bar into both wires and then close the cover.

    Edit- OP- which connectors are you referencing? Half of the connectors would use the Klein crimp style pliers and the other half need a flat and wide jaw.

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    Default Re: Crimp tool

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    I use this Klein tool for everything. Including anderson powerpoles in a two step process. There are hundreds of crimp tools. But of all the ones I have tried, I like this simple tool the best.

    Klein Tools 9-3/4 in. Crimping Tool-15SEN - The Home Depot
    Same here. ChannelLock makes a decent set too: Channellock 99 Crimping Tool with Cutter - Crimpers - Amazon.com


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    I grew weary of having crappy crimps so I bought these - IWISS Crimping tool kit for different kind terminals with 5 interchangeable die sets .5-35mm 2 packed with Oxford bag - - Amazon.com
    I suppose I'd have nicer looking crimps now if only I could figure out which jaws to use for which type of terminals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TemporaryKubotaOwnerMark View Post

    This ratcheting kind is also excellent.

    Crimp tool-good-crimp-tool-jpg
    That is what I use exclusively now. It creates a double crimp that is necessary for boats up here.
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    Hmmmm... I hate crimping because I never have confidence in them. I typically crimp the crap out of them and then cover it all up with heatshrink tubing.

    I might have to invest in one of these 'Crimp specific pliers' and see whether my confidence improves.

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