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Offline Cicada

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Identify crimp tools
« on: September 19, 2020, 05:27:10 pm »
Hi

I am used to this type of crimper
https://www.schnap.com.au/tools/crimpers/heavy-duty-crimping-tool-10-120mm.html
to crimp
https://www.google.com/search?q=25-8+lugs&rlz=1C1SQJL_enZA890ZA890&oq=25-8+lugs&aqs=chrome..69i57.4200j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
The tool above crimp the lug in a hexagon shape.

What type of lug / ferrule / cable joiner does the crimp tool in the attached picture crimp? It crimps in a circular shape with ridges. I suppose the ridge part goes in deeper.

Does anybody have more information about these tools or what they exactly crimp? I can't see any legible brand name on it, just Asian letters and the numbers 14-20 on the smaller one and 14-32 on the other one. The smaller one has the number 16 stamped on its crimp part. I suppose for 16mm^2 and the other one 25. Although they look rough they feel quite solid and of good quality.

I did good quite a lot but was not able to find a similar-looking crimper.

Thank you for your help
 

Offline Cicada

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Re: Identify crimp tools
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 05:49:13 pm »
Update.

The 16 and 25 is the distance in mm across the hole formed by the ridges/indents. So it is not the square mm area of the crimper.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2020, 05:55:23 pm by Cicada »
 

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Re: Identify crimp tools
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 05:55:04 pm »
Those tools may be for crimping wire rope ferrules. I've used the IWISS IWS-1608B crimper for copper ferrules, and it works well enough:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01A9RCOCA/

Wire rope ferrules come in much larger sizes, but I don't know if IWISS in particular makes a crimper sized for your needs.
 
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Offline Cicada

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Re: Identify crimp tools
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 06:40:20 pm »
Hi reboots.

It looks like you are correct. I suppose the 3 ridges inside my crimper's mouth is to make three x swages as described in this video.   at 2 minutes 30 seconds.

I think the tool in the video above is of a btter quality since you make each swage seperatly. The three ridges on my crimp tool wil not go as deep into the crimped material as the better tool.

It seems like your example tool IWISS is also of the type were you have to crimp each swage seperatly. Which makes me wonder. Is this tool that I have just a bad design or might it be that it looks like a tool that can be used for swaging but is actually meant for some other purpose?

For now I will accept your answer aswer as correct.

Thanks a lot for your reply. I looked at a couple of rigging videos now.  ;D You learn every day.
 

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Re: Identify crimp tools
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 09:53:22 pm »
They look like crimping tools for PEX plumbing.
(like https://www.aliexpress.com/item/615523809.html)
« Last Edit: September 19, 2020, 09:56:37 pm by EntropyWizard »
 
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Re: Identify crimp tools
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 11:04:07 am »
 


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