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Old 08-24-2017, 03:42 AM
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Will be wiring my boat in next coming months and looking for a good crimping tool for heat shrink terminals. What do yall recommend?
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As I find the crimper destroys shrink wrap, now, I always use bare terminals and then shrink wrap them after crimping. I use eBay for the bare terminals.
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Pressmaster mct with 4300 dies. Wirecare.com
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I use Ancor Marine crimps and a HD Ancor crimper.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I use my fishing sleeve - Jinkai - crimper. It works great. Nice tight and even crimps, just like sleeves on the fishing line.
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I believe that tool is for the double crimps and not the heat shrink Ancors. The ancor heat shrinks are single crimps
https://www.fisheriessupply.com/anco...et-tool-702010
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The anchor crimper works well and is reasonable. The professional crimper a get pricey.
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Originally Posted by BadgerS View Post
I believe that tool is for the double crimps and not the heat shrink Ancors. The ancor heat shrinks are single crimps
https://www.fisheriessupply.com/anco...et-tool-702010
No idea, I use it and it works fine with the heat shrink covered terminals.
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excellent tool at a reasonable price:

https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Ancor-S.../anc703010.htm
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This one does insulated and non insulated.

I have used this model for 25 years.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Too...5SEN/100352095
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I use a klein #1005. It works well but as mentioned above you have to pay close attention and make sure that the crimper does not puncture the heat shrink.

Best tool for your rewire is an automatic wire stripper. I have a klein #11061. I wish I had bought it sooner. It even strips the sheath off of duplex wire. Irwin makes one too that is very good.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
This one does insulated and non insulated.

I have used this model for 25 years.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Too...5SEN/100352095
My experience has been that even the cheap versions of the one linked above with a dull "tooth" on one side create more reliable crimps than the spendy Ancor and other ratcheting anvil type which look like they should do a better job on most common marine connectors.
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Hello, if you are using heat shrink terminals, you can get ratchet crimpers (don´t let go until the full ratchet crimp is complete), Ancor makes one, the exact same unit is available under another name on Amazon and Ebay. I personally have one made by a German compnay called Knipex, the specialise in pliers and crimpers, it is not a ratchet style but the width of the steel that makes the crimp must be the best part of 1/4", it strips wires too and does standard non insulated crimps, I almost never use non heat shrink terminals, it was a very good investment, for your terminalsI found 3M to be the most consistent supplier of quality terminals at a good price and another brand if you can find them is Wurth from Germany. Hope this helps.
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https://www.delcity.net/store/22!10-..._10427.h_45988


Been using these for years with no issues.
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I looked into this recently.
Read this
http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/wire_termination
Then bought this.
http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/p...ink_crimp_tool
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Originally Posted by JJM22 View Post


This x 1,000,000
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klein is the way to go
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I've bought wire and crimp sleeves from Genuine Dealz for a few years. These crimpers work well and don't damage the insulation on the sleeves.
http://www.genuinedealz.com/ratchet-crimping-tool-for-heat-shrink-terminals

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