Recommendation for Insul. Crimp Terminals Crimping Tool?



  • @wilriker, if you have to crimp thousands of connectors, how I had in RocknRoll and Soundstudio business, Knipex is worth the money.
    How many connectors do you have to crimp a day?



  • @autsch Actually, I rarely have to crimp wire terminals at all. Therefore an expensive ratcheting tool like the PreciForce or comparable tools from Wiha and others are far down the list because they would be overkill for my usage.
    But a cheap tool that doesn't do the job right is no option for me either because when I have to do it I want to have it done right first try.

    In the first post I already referenced the Knipex 97 22 240 as a tool that is good quality (I think) at an affordable price. Not much more expensive (at the moment) and recommended by someone outside this forum that I trust is the BGS 1412 but I do prefer manual tools because they usually are lighter, cheaper (compared to equal quality ratcheting tool) and give me more control.

    What I don't like about the above manual Knipex tool is that it has a lot of functionality that I do not need like wire stripping and cutting (I already have good tools for these tasks) and I rather like the "do one thing and do it good" approach. That's where the Klein tool would be more appropriate or something like a Snap On 29CF (which is hard to get in Germany as it seems to me).
    I have also seen someone using Knipex 97 71 180 to crimp insulated wire terminals but that feels wrong to me.

    And since I also trust this community here I was asking about recommendations. In the end I will select from all recommendations the tool that feels right for me.


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