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Author Topic: How important is crimping low voltage DC wiring?  (Read 3690 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2013, 12:02:20 PM »

Stephendv You could always use a piece of solid rod say a short bit of a 6" nail and a good vice and use it to produce a suitable crimp.
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2013, 03:38:49 PM »

for crimping large terminals I use a centre punch and a hammer  or some times a drift and a hammer
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2013, 08:41:17 PM »

I used a blowtorch, carefully, for doing really big stuff like lorry battery cables. very very gently, just using the edge of the flame.

most decent electrical wholesale outlets have a set of massive crimpers on hire, as they are so expensive and get used so little. well, they do round here.
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2013, 08:53:41 PM »

Best 30 I've ever spent,



used them up ladders, in a boat, under a Land Rover and half mile up a hill does from 10mm to 120mm and worth every penny. However the cheapest I could find them today was 54.99 inc VAT and delivery  Cry still worth it though.
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2013, 09:49:11 PM »

By gum Paul,
                You would never guess that they would be able for the 120mm terminal.They must have some hidden hydraulic force. Grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2013, 09:58:54 PM »

Right enough Biff, 90mm is the largest I've done yet but I see you can get hydraulic ones now for less then 50. It's one of those tools that you do without with for years after fecking about with vices, pliers, drifts, formers and chisels. Then you buy one and wonder how you ever managed without it.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2013, 10:08:05 PM »

I have a cheap hydraulic one that does 10-120mm2.

You can even do lower than 10mm2 if you rotate one of the formers so it has one flat face & one hex face against the crimp.

This one linky does 10-300mm2 for 35.99 inc del.





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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2013, 10:16:13 PM »

When you can get the right tool so cheaply there really is no excuse for messing about, well, unless you live on an island, have no money or need to do it NOW  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2013, 10:28:06 PM »

         Hold on,!!
                    We need to be sure about this,it might even be made in China but at least it wont need a set of bearings hysteria
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2013, 10:35:42 PM »

Yup, Chinese copy of a quality German tool, I take it down of the shelf every time there's a gale in case it falls on the floor and breaks  hysteria  hysteria
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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2013, 11:04:04 PM »

 hysteria hysteria ,good one Paul,
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