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    Turbo Crimper

    Saw this flyer in a supply house today. I think the going price is around 130.00, thats alot.

    https://sites.google.com/a/turbocrim...turbo-crimper/
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    I've seen a video demonstration of one used on some spiral pipe, it was pretty impressive.

    The price is decent when you consider that all of the parts are CNC machined, and hand assembled.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    It sure would save time and a forearm workout!
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    Yeah, I think I saw that video also... impressive gadget.

    If I did lots of metal duct, I would buy one... however these days it would be used about once or twice a week.
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    looks to me like it is well worth the money!!!
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    Its a young fella in the trade that invented this tool. Saw it demonstrated at a show before and looks very fast and easy to handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac maniac View Post
    It sure would save time and a forearm workout!
    Ive trained myself to always crimp with my left hand, saves my forarms for cutting through s cleats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerado4u View Post
    Ive trained myself to always crimp with my left hand, saves my forarms for cutting through s cleats.
    Used to do that also... until I started using install crews to do the work...

    The first time to two one uses their left hand/arm to do something; it really is tiring. Back when, I was working as an aircraft mechanic with an airline... we learned to do most anything with either arm or hand. Good skill to have.
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    Neat gadget. I always used a pair of needle nose pliars. Obviously I have not done allot of installation in my years of service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Used to do that also... until I started using install crews to do the work...

    The first time to two one uses their left hand/arm to do something; it really is tiring. Back when, I was working as an aircraft mechanic with an airline... we learned to do most anything with either arm or hand. Good skill to have.
    and i thought i was the only one with that brillaint idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerado4u View Post
    and i thought i was the only one with that brillaint idea.
    Bright ideas keep me thinking I am one of the brighter bulbs in the Chandelier... then the truth comes along and I realize I am one of the dimmer ones... LOL

    I like the install crews... they do the gut work so I can do the important stuff... like T-stats and low voltage wiring... <grin>

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    Me likey. Me must have.
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    I am so mad I never pursued this idea. I had something similiar in mind. I also had an idea of making abrasive stones and files into a sawzall type blade. Just saw them in the hardware store lol

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