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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182661

Deciding that I would do some electrical work on my MG, I needed some crimps. B + Q are selling a nice set of crimping pliers for £3 on clearance. Much better than my cheap, thin, crimpers which don't even line up properly to strip wires etc..


http://www.diy.com/departments/mac-allister-crimping-pliers/954423_BQ.prd
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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182849

Hi .
I am a retired mechanic and for years have used ratchet type crimp plyers . Unfortunately the make of these has rubbed of the handle so I can't tell you what make they are . The advantage with this type of plyers is that they give a professional type of crimp which is very important when doing this type of repair as the plastic coating of crimp terminals can be very hard . You put most of your effort into crushing the plastic and not crimping the terminal . Look on The Bay Of E for ratchet type crimpers unless the BnQ ones are this type .

John

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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182850

Hi again . Just looked and the first type on the link for B n Q are not ratchet type but lower down on the same page are . Think they are called Sanity plyers at £ 12 . I don't know what quality they would be but they are the type to go for .

John

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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182854

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Hi again . Just looked and the first type on the link for B n Q are not ratchet type but lower down on the same page are . Think they are called Sanity plyers at £ 12 . I don't know what quality they would be but they are the type to go for .

John


Like John says.

I bought one of these. It seems to work well I must have done 100+ crimps with it.

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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182856

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Definitely agree that ratchet types are best: neater and more accurate crimp with the correct applied pressure. Had mine years, Draper iirc.
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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182860

I got these a few months back https://www.banggood.com/Paron-JX-D5301-Multifunctional-Ratchet-Crimping-Tool-Wire-Strippers-Terminals-Pliers-Kit-p-1175325.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN
They're a little more now than the £23 I paid. Probably wont use them much, but when you're drunk late at night and see them on the interweb you just have to buy.
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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182862

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Good tools are like parachutes: you may not use them much, but when you do you'll be glad you paid for quality.....
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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182872

Good tools are like parachutes: you may not use them much, but when you do you'll be glad you paid for quality.....


I've been tell the wife that for years ;)

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Crimping Pliers 4 years 7 months ago #182874

A further note on the ratchet type crimp plyers . There are two types , they are coded with red and green handles . Green handle plyers are for the none insulated type of terminal . The type you would find on the coolant temperature plug .
The red ones are for the insulated type of crimp so make sure you get the correct ones as they do totally different jobs .
John .

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