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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchappa21 View Post
    Anyone try these yet?



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    Yeah... I have a pair...

    Did not like them... kinda awkward to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    I actually live by those ones Itsiceman didn't like. Note the longer handles compared to the crimpers in the link below. Granted, not the best wire cutters when dealing with larger wire, but still, the additional leverage means you'll never have a call back due to a bad crimp.
    I've used those for years. I switched to Dewalt ones that are very similar. The cutters work better and the handle is more comfy.
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    I go top shelf for my crimper and cheap for my stripper
    Sta-Kon uninsulated and small gauge stranded Klein with that goofy spring thrown away. Strippers dull and need replacing over time so I hate to make it a expensive purchase, also they become the pliers I'll willingly abuse as a result.

    I do have a Knipex needle nose in my everyday pouch with stripping holes for 14/12/10 AWG stranded as well.

    If you want crimpers for insulated terminals I think the ratcheting Ideal Crimpmaster/Greenlee equivalent is the way to go.

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    Found mine
    They were the made in the USA Klein 1005
    It looks like the cutting edge wasn't hardened at all compared to my Channellock side cutters.
    Big chunks missing

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEAS-AC-TECH View Post
    Crimps with little effort.

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    What brand is this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    What brand is this?


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    The Brand is Start to Finish. The crimper and box with wiring terminals in the pic are part# SF-25-011. There is another kit with the same style crimper and dies #SF-25-000

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    IMO two tools are better than one. Most divide the stripper and the crimper on either side of the fulcrum. Whatever ends up closer to your hands doesn't work well in the field. They make reversible pliers now seems like they could do the same with stripper and crimpers where you can choose what you want to do at the tip of the tool.
    This^^^^ I have never met a crimper/stripper combo that works well. One tool trying to do two things does either well
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    I like seperate strippers and crimpers with the bussines end ahead of the hinge.
    Anytime I try the do alls, its back to the truck for the right tool.
    Long handles are a must also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEAS-AC-TECH View Post
    The Brand is Start to Finish. The crimper and box with wiring terminals in the pic are part# SF-25-011. There is another kit with the same style crimper and dies #SF-25-000

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    Thanks. So you only dig that out when doing lots of connections?

    I'm surprised that not many of us use a ratcheting style crimper. I probably on average do 5-15 crimps per day.

    I've just been using the red handled Klein, but have a similar one to that coming in the mail, think It's Alcor brand. I know they are pretty beefy tools, but if it makes a great crimp then I'm all for it.


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    I use the Klein journeyman crimper/cutters. I only use them for crimps and use my journeyman sidecutters for stripping or one of my Klein multi stripper tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    Thanks. So you only dig that out when doing lots of connections?

    I'm surprised that not many of us use a ratcheting style crimper. I probably on average do 5-15 crimps per day.

    I've just been using the red handled Klein, but have a similar one to that coming in the mail, think It's Alcor brand. I know they are pretty beefy tools, but if it makes a great crimp then I'm all for it.


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    Yup if I'm doing something like starting up package units and installing heat kits then I'll break those out. Honestly once i get a need for more then say 10 there out of the bag and in use. They make great tight crimps.

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