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Old 03-22-2007, 09:19 PM
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Just got their new catalog and went shopping through it very diligently tonight; I am almost ready to place the order.... excellent supplier recommendation from THT'ers!

I am undecided on a reasonable pair of ratchet crimpers, without going over the top. I thought the 990160 or 990163 units might meet the neeeds. Any recommendations?
Old 03-22-2007, 10:29 PM
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I have the Ancor 701030. Very nice tool. Worth the money if you are going to
do much work. It can be hard to use in a tight location if you are replacing a
connector, for instance, and don't want to drop the whole harness. Depends
on your access. Works much better in my C-Dory 22 than the old Searay
panel which had poor access.

The "Automatic stripper" they sell works pretty well, too. Mine is getting
dull, though. I have to hold the end when stripping most of the time.
It is still the fastest stripper I own.

The "hammer" battery lug crimper works well, too. You just have to be
able to hit the lug with a hammer and have suitable support underneath.

My cutters are made by Klein, I think, and cut stranded wire very well. You
want a bypass type cutter for stranded wire. Works much better and doesn't
mash the wire.

Mike
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Default Re: Del City crimper recommendation

This one. http://www.delcity.net/delcity/servl...d=10383&page=1

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Default RE: Del City crimper recommendation

rpopek - 3/22/2007 9:19 PM

Just got their new catalog and went shopping through it very diligently tonight; I am almost ready to place the order.... excellent supplier recommendation from THT'ers!

I am undecided on a reasonable pair of ratchet crimpers, without going over the top. I thought the 990160 or 990163 units might meet the neeeds. Any recommendations?
It depends on what kind of terminals you want to crimp. If you are using the insulated heat shrink terminals make sure you get the crimpers designed for insulated terminals. From the web site it looks like the 990160 are designed for insulated terminals, the 990163 look like the crimpers I have which have interchangeable jaws. If you do order them make sure that have the correct jaws. 990020 look like the best tool for insulated terminals, but they are $$$$

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Default Re: Del City crimper recommendation

I have a pair of Anchor 701030 crimpers (with jaws you can change) that have served me well for several years. I also have the battery lug crimper shown above and a pair of Ideal Stripmatics for wire striping. Once you buy a quality pair of crimpers they will serve you well for years and do the job.
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Good comments all.....
I will likely limit my wire crimping to 18 - 12 gage wire, I wanted to stay away from the sheet metal crimpers, and use a better ratcheting tool for higher quality crimps. In looking at the DC assortment of crimpers, there seems to be a population of tools in two distinct camps... $25 - $35 range and then $100+ range. Since this is a hobby and not a business need, I certainly wanted to stay in the lower range of tools. I will be using the insulated and shrink tube terminals.

The Anchor 701030 crimpers seem to come highly favored - is the DC 990163 a comparable unit? They both seem capable of doing double crimps, and both have the ratchet mechanisms. I am leaning toward the DC units if they are a quality tool.

I welcome your further comments!
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Try these, they are not name brand but are rachet crimpers and are made the same as anchor. I own a set and you can't tell the difference. They are for insulated terminals but have interchangeable jaws and other companies jaws fit http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93977
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I've been buying Harbor Freight tools for certain less critical applications. But,
I really want my crimps to hold since finding a failed crimp out in the water would
not be my idea of fun. So, I like my $17.99 angle grinder cause once the steel is
cut or ground, the result is the same as an expensive grinder. Same deal
with the crimpers? Dunno. Certainly Ancor crimpers and Ancor connectors
work well together.

Mike
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I have the 990160 on the boat. Not as good as my Ideal crimpers costing 5x as much, but do the job well.

I like them better than the 990163 as they are smaller & fit in tight places better





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Sorry, Some how I thought we were talking about battery terminal crimper's here. De Da De.

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