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Old 04-06-2016, 04:33 PM   #21
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This little pictoral crimping instruction may give you a few ideas.
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:53 PM   #22
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I just received this and it does what it is supposed to. If I were making cables professionally, I would most certainly invest in a decent crimper.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:42 PM   #23
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I just solder and heat shrink. Lasts at least 40+years!
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:48 PM   #24
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I've always crimped, soldered and shrink wrapped heavy cable and much lighter wiring also.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #25
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I us this this hydraulic crimper from Amazon: Robot Check

For $40 it works great for the home handyman. I don't think it would hold up to daily use.
This one works well and at $40 it's worth it. Probably not designed for making your living with it but does a very nice job of crimping.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:09 PM   #26
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I went to a car stereo install place. They had a huge tool and charged me very little for crimping.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:06 PM   #27
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Forget crimping, solder. Some auto parts stores may have the terminals and the matching solder pellets.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:09 PM   #28
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Personally I like the Greenlee Gator 18v crimp tool. Very pricey for a diy. And I also like penetrox electrical joint compound
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:32 AM   #29
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Personally I like the Greenlee Gator 18v crimp tool. Very pricey for a diy. And I also like penetrox electrical joint compound
Sounds like the right tool and product for the job...
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