Cable lug crimping tool for 8AWG - 1/0AWG

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take a minute out of your busy day and maybe look at the product instead of upping your post count.
I doubt the product description can tell me what type of wire at what gauge you were cutting so smoothly.
BTW I did look at the product description before I posted and I just checked again.

Oh look, I've incremented my post count again. ;)
 
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I should have provided more context with my post. I'm typically cutting 2/0 or 6 gauge cable. A cutting die for the hydraulic crimper would allow me to easily cut 2/0 cable using the same tool that I use for crimping with a lot less effort than a set of pliers-like cutters can. I have a set of Klein cutters rated to 2/0 and they really struggle to cut 2/0, but work well with 6 gauge.
 
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I should have provided more context with my post. I'm typically cutting 2/0 or 6 gauge cable. A cutting die for the hydraulic crimper would allow me to easily cut 2/0 cable using the same tool that I use for crimping with a lot less effort than a set of pliers-like cutters can. I have a set of Klein cutters rated to 2/0 and they really struggle to cut 2/0, but work well with 6 gauge.
This is 2/0 welding cable
Conductor Strand: 1248/30

This is 2/0 xhhw-2
Number of Strands: 19

A tool that will cut through welding cable like butter may dull or break on xhhw-2.
 

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This is 2/0 welding cable
Conductor Strand: 1248/30

This is 2/0 xhhw-2
Number of Strands: 19

A tool that will cut through welding cable like butter may dull or break on xhhw-2.

All my DC cable is welding cable.
 

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Nobody answered my post about the 3 point crimper with an electric impact. So much cheaper than the Temco
I like the TH1818. I have done dozens of crimps, with everyone coming out fine.

At $90, you get to decide if your $57 is so much cheaper. I would buy the TH1818 again.
 

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I like the TH1818. I have done dozens of crimps, with everyone coming out fine.

At $90, you get to decide if your $57 is so much cheaper. I would buy the TH1818 again.
I should have given some context. It's the total cost inc ship and tax to Thailand.

Very surprised to see the TH1818 hydraulic is cheaper than the TH0012 manual though. Saves me buying an electric impact driver for the little one.

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One is faster to use, and likely more reliable… and priced accordingly.
I assume you are dissing the TH1818. While I haven't used the TH0012, from what I have studied and watched on YouTube, I doubt that it would provide the feel of the crimp being fully formed that I get with the TH1818. The indent mechanism looks identical.

As far as reliability, I assume you are worried about a hydraulic tool in general. I was/am concerned also, though TEMCo backs it with their great warranty. I/we have nothing to go on for their pricing structure.

Another plus for the TH1818 is that it is much more compact, and it breaks down even further for shipping and storage. Note the difference in shipping cost.
 

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I got the blue one it goes from awg 10 to awg 1. Ive just recently used it on awg 2 lugs and Anderson connectors and it works really well. It may not be the same brand but its same thing.. you can change the settings.. pretty handy tool
 

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I have a cheap hydraulic and have had to resort to mismatching the dies (one side from each of 2 adjacents sizes) to get a proper crimp.
 

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I like this one much better.

Will recommended it in some of his battery builds, and I use it on my bigger projects.
So much faster than hydraulic.
this is basically the same thing I use, but mine was made during the Vietnam conflict and sold to the US navy as an aircraft cable crimper (stainless fittings and cables) so when I do copper with it or tinned copper fittings I get OF crimps. I got it many years ago and its still going strong. mine has a tang that hangs down to grab with a 14" vice so that it is immobile while using. you can also use it free hand but when in the vice your crimps are very precise.
 

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Nobody answered my post about the 3 point crimper with an electric impact. So much cheaper than the Temco
great for one offs and non production, but from a time and cost standpoint the threads will wear out unless you religiously lubricate it with the proper weight grease for the amount of force it must convey to the crimp point. if you have less than a couple hundred crimps it is a cost positive too,IE does not pay for itself.
 
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