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Tolman Skiffs & Boat Building => Boat Building Tools => Topic started by: larspa on April 10, 2020, 01:53:53 PM

Title: Crimping tool
Post by: larspa on April 10, 2020, 01:53:53 PM
What do you folks recommend for a crimping tool for larger cables, e.g. AWG 2?  I can't think why but nearly all seem to be made for the European market as their dies are all measured in mm.
Thanks,  TE
Title: Re: Crimping tool
Post by: jim shula on April 10, 2020, 02:51:49 PM
I bought one of these Harbor Freight crimping tools on sale for about $40 several years ago.  Works as advertised every few years when I need to fabricate cables.

https://www.harborfreight.com/hydraulic-wire-crimping-tool-66150.html
Title: Re: Crimping tool
Post by: UP Tolman on April 18, 2020, 05:08:07 AM
Same as Jim's, works great! I lend it to my buddies when they are doing wiring, they love it! Can't beat the price
Title: Re: Crimping tool
Post by: guldam on April 18, 2020, 12:14:35 PM
West Marine used to have a crimping tool on hand to use for free in the store near me. Perhaps other marine stores have them.
Title: Re: Crimping tool
Post by: Arne K on April 18, 2020, 10:07:51 PM
I solder mine using a small hobby torch instead of crimping.