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WTB or borrow - heavy duty open barrel crimp tool


Spyke

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Hi Spyke--

I have a crimping tool, see photo.  The tool says it's for 22-10 Gauge wires in 3 steps.  I bought it about 40 years ago from Honeywell Computer surplus in Phoenix and at one time it was calibrated for their computer production line.  When you start the crimp and the ratchet engages, you need to finish the crimp before it will release.

 

I suppose it's borrowable but not for long.  And Walnut Creek is a pretty long drive from the South Bay (maybe a day drive over Mt. Hamilton then North through Livermore and over Morgan Territory Rd. to Clayton, the scenic longer route?).

 

If you're planning to drive NT49MD on 10 Dec. and have your wires ready I expect to be there (IF Covid-19 cooperates-- I'm planning to test negative tomorrow...).  What do you think?

 

Larry

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Larry Ayers

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10 hours ago, BGB said:

I’ll join the crimping party if you find one! I’m across the bridge around 94117. I have a battery cable project I’d like to finish

 

Definitely willing to go halfsies! I have a hex hydraulic compression tool as well, that worked for my 1/0 thru 2 AWG main cables too. I just need something like the Hero to do the 10-12 AWG ring terminals and some open barrel splice points.

 

9 hours ago, layers said:

Hi Spyke--

I have a crimping tool, see photo.  The tool says it's for 22-10 Gauge wires in 3 steps.  I bought it about 40 years ago from Honeywell Computer surplus in Phoenix and at one time it was calibrated for their computer production line.  When you start the crimp and the ratchet engages, you need to finish the crimp before it will release.

 

I suppose it's borrowable but not for long.  And Walnut Creek is a pretty long drive from the South Bay (maybe a day drive over Mt. Hamilton then North through Livermore and over Morgan Territory Rd. to Clayton, the scenic longer route?).

 

If you're planning to drive NT49MD on 10 Dec. and have your wires ready I expect to be there (IF Covid-19 cooperates-- I'm planning to test negative tomorrow...).  What do you think?

 

Larry

AMP crimp tool from honeywell 221128.jpg

 

I've looked at a few variants of these and I'm skeptical the profile is correct for what I need. This looks like a dual dimple compression, rather than the "B" crimp I am needing. I go through Walnut Creek daily around 3-3:30 for commute if it's possible to swing by and check it out? Thanks for the offer Larry.

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Hi Spyke--

I made a couple of crimps as you see in the top&bottom photos below.  While obviously the terminal was too large for the wires, I think you can see the pattern.  I do not recall ever having a problem with my crimps in the past, a key reason I'm careful about loaning it out.

 

Let me know if you want to stop by for a look (PM might get a faster response).  I'm near Heather Farms Park.

 

Larry

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Larry Ayers

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’73 Malaga— first car, now gone

'74tii Malaga

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Ah, extremely kind of you Larry, thanks!! As  expected I do need a different style of crimp, at least for the ring terminals.

 

The splices I could go either way, but my ring terminals require the "B" style. Thanks so much for your offer and time however!

 

***Ended up just buying the Hero from Japan if anyone else is interested. Thanks all!

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