Additional hydraulic crimper dies?

time2roll

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Most hobbyists will be happy with the smaller TH0006 but 2/0 cable is small for me. I wont quote their price as i see it has gone up.
I recently bought the TH0006 and it is a world of difference better than the HF crimper. 4/0+ I will buy custom made cables or go higher voltage to reduce wire size.

I bought direct. https://temcoindustrial.com
 

Just John

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Tecnodave

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Dieless crimpers do not do anywhere near as good a job as the die crimpers, the shape of the universal jaws leaves a sloppy poorly crimped job which leads to failure due to the uneven compression of the cables. I have the Temco die crimpers both the smaller one up to 2ga. (TH0005) and the larger one which does 600 MCM (TH009), never had a crimp fail with these die crimpers but have had many poor crimps with dieless crimpers. I just cant recommend the dieless variety.
 

Browneye

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I got the temco hammer crimper cuz I only have one job to do and there were too many reported problems with die-sizing and various lugs.
After making up a few cables I thought I would verify my crimp by cutting one in half. Yeah, it's not perfectly round like a die-crimp is, but it's definitely solid.
All of the cables in my RV are dieless crimped with no shrink tubing, so I've cleaned them up, hammered down any loose strands, and shrink-tubed them.



 
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