Author Topic: Rigid RE 60-MLR lug crimping tool  (Read 253 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline drummerdimitri

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 187
  • Country: lb
Rigid RE 60-MLR lug crimping tool
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:17:05 am »
I am in the market for a crimping tool for large lugs and was wondering  why this model was so expensive?

1600$ seems like a ridiculous amount to pay for a manually operated crimping tool or are these things usually this expensive?

It's unusual that even the cheapest Chinese models sell for 40 times cheaper!

I am having a hard time justifying its price. I've fallen in love with the quality and feel of the unit but my mind is telling me to snap out of it  :palm:

 

Offline nctnico

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 14784
  • Country: nl
    • NCT Developments
Re: Rigid RE 60-MLR lug crimping tool
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 09:38:36 am »
I've got a cheap crimper for smaller lugs from Ebay but it isn't something I'd like to use on a daily basis. OK for doing a few lugs per year.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

Offline drummerdimitri

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 187
  • Country: lb
Re: Rigid RE 60-MLR lug crimping tool
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 09:43:48 am »
I've got a cheap crimper for smaller lugs from Ebay but it isn't something I'd like to use on a daily basis. OK for doing a few lugs per year.

I got an el cheapo crimper as well but  every-time I want to use it It starts leaking oil and stops working and I have an oily mess on my hands!

There's no way to know if you've achieved maximum clamping force or not so maybe I'm overdoing it and the thing just fucks up on me.

I would use it occasionally but I have a thing for quality tools and want it so badly but the price is only justified for someone who uses it every day I guess...

Can't seem to find a middle ground with these things either cheap crap or very high end stuff.
 

Offline nctnico

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 14784
  • Country: nl
    • NCT Developments
Re: Rigid RE 60-MLR lug crimping tool
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 09:51:38 am »
There is always the second hand market to keep an eye on.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf