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WEST MARINE Multi-Die Ratcheting Crimper Kit

Model # 8956906Mfg # J6B-ABCDE

$79.99

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Product Description

Five crimping tools in one!

This crimper comes with five interchangeable dies for crimping all kinds of electrical connectors coaxial, non-insulated, insulated, open-barrel and insulated cord end terminals. Crimps in one motion, relieving hand strain and fatigue. Includes release lever. Housed in a rugged case.

  • Functions: Crimps most electrical connectors with five dies
  • Wire Gauges Handled: 24-10AWG
  • Length: 8-5/8"
  • Tool Materials: Coated steel, PVC handle
  • Warranty: One year

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West MarineMulti Die Ratcheting Crimper Kit
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Works Great!

By Sam

from Maryland

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Durable
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Large Boats
    • Outdoor
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Multi Die Ratcheting Crimper Kit:

    I use it on my personal boat. The ratchet applies more pressure than you can apply normally.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works great!

    By grommet

    from San Francisco

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Multi Die Ratcheting Crimper Kit:

        Works great. Perfect crimp every time and changing dies is easy. Very high quality both tool and dies. Made a big job so much easier and faster. Wish I'd gotten this long ago.

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Doesn't always crimp well

        By Jim in Oregon

        from Saint Helens, Oregon, USA

        About Me Advanced

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              Comments about Multi Die Ratcheting Crimper Kit:

              I used this product to crimp small (#18) wire into the small size (red) ANCOR marine terminals and butt connectors. I was very frustrating, as the tool would not completely crimp the wire; it would repeatedly fail the "tug on the wire" test, with the wire slipping out of the supposedly crimped connector.

              I finally used multiple crimps, both on the metal sleeve in the connector and on the insulation, followed by heating the connector with a heat gun to shrink the insulation and get a water-tight seal, and that followed by slipping a larger size heat-shrink tubing over the entire crimped assembly and heat-shrinking that. So far, no water ingress into the connectors, but I still do not completely trust the connection for long-term use, because it failed the initial tug-on-the-wire test.

              I will try again later, with another ratcheting crimper, this time one from ANCOR Marine, the company that makes the connectors, rather this West Marine branded crimper.

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