tool time, battery cable crimper

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tool time, battery cable crimper

Post by TireSmoker »

Tool shopping on Amazon is kinda fun.. I've bought several items over the past 6-8 months

When I did the trunk mount battery in the Maliboost, I knew I would need to cut the cables to my length and put the ends on.

I found this battery cable crimper/cutter on Amazon for $45. ... tails&th=1

The Summit kit came with 1/0 cables, so I had to buy a pack of 1/0 ends for another $14, ... tails&th=1 I also bought a couple a Turney's

I'm pretty happy with the results that this thing generates. It takes quite a bit of force to make the crimp -- I usually end up lodging one handle against my workbench or something solid and using both hands on the other handle. It's a hex-crimp and it feels pretty solid. After putting on a small piece of heat-shrink, the results look top notch.
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Re: tool time, battery cable crimper

Post by Racin'Jacin »

I always wanted to try the cheap hydraulic version of this and compare it to my good one. Problem with my good one is that the dies are expensive. The cheap hydraulic one includes the dies. The nice thing about the one you have is that there's no oil to leak out and render it non working! Pretty cool tool for sure! Sure as heck does a nicer job than my hammer crimp fixture!

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