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    Quote Originally Posted by skwsproul View Post
    Those are hard to find ... I cant find them to look at them. Can you post a pic?
    Here is a picture of the Vaco 1963, along with the Vaco 1900, and 1973D crimpers. http://www.ipstool.com/Catalog/0724.pdf


    I ought to copy this page and have it made into a framed poster, for the antique tools I used to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhat View Post
    Here is a picture of the Vaco 1963, along with the Vaco 1900, and 1973D crimpers. http://www.ipstool.com/Catalog/0724.pdf


    I ought to copy this page and have it made into a framed poster, for the antique tools I used to use.
    Thats funny I actually have a pair very similar to those but I do not like them. have you tried Kleins they are much smoother and the Radio Shack ones that I listed are even handier and a little cheaper. Unfortunately you still have to carry separate crimpers but the Kleins are impossible to beat for their crimping ability the bite that they put on the wire is the best by far. I do however use the style you show for trimming small bolts from time to time.
    "It's always controls"

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    I have to respectfully disagree.

    I actually never knew about these until several years ago when I was given a truck from another branch and found a pair behind the bins. Funny thing is I went help that branch for awhile and lost them there

    Anyway I promptly bought a replacement, I do not go anywheres without these
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey791 View Post
    I have to respectfully disagree.

    I actually never knew about these until several years ago when I was given a truck from another branch and found a pair behind the bins. Funny thing is I went help that branch for awhile and lost them there

    Anyway I promptly bought a replacement, I do not go anywheres without these
    http://www.idealindustries.com/produ...tripmaster.jsp
    I have a pair of those as well. I like them on light guages but I find any thing over 18 guage and the blades wear fast. They are great for 22 guage bus wire.
    "It's always controls"

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    I had a pair of the ones from Raido Shack. I thought they looked like a great idea they just didnt seem to work as well as i thought they should. I think I'll stick to my Kliens.
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    I also have a Crimp Master, got it for making up Molnex plugs the old Singers and McQuays were famous for having, and burning. I recently bought a CATV cable crimper insert for it. Makes the nastest crimp with a razor blade on both sides of the crimp barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor Comfort View Post
    I had a pair of the ones from Raido Shack. I thought they looked like a great idea they just didnt seem to work as well as i thought they should. I think I'll stick to my Kliens.
    We do controls so we use our strippers a lot. I really like mine but my co worker does not so I guess it is just what your comfortable using. I used to really like the elcheapo scissor type with the little triangle notch in the blade until I bit the bullet and got kleins after probably a dozen pairs lost I tried these and so far after about 18 months I wore the spring out of the first pair and they were replaced for free. I think another thing that keeps them around for me is the handles are a little larger so when I hinge them out the corner of my front pocket they dont fall out like the kleins do and that is why I have not lost them YET.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhat View Post
    Here is a picture of the Vaco 1963, along with the Vaco 1900, and 1973D crimpers. http://www.ipstool.com/Catalog/0724.pdf


    I ought to copy this page and have it made into a framed poster, for the antique tools I used to use.
    Check out the channel lock 908. I have a pair and they are pretty close to the vaco ones. I think you will like them they are well made.

    http://electrical.hardwarestore.com/...ing-tools.aspx
    "It's always controls"

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