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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    No tools? How is it done?
    That white part in the pic gets pulled out and the black part collapses.
    Once in a while you get shown the light
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    That white part in the pic gets pulled out and the black part collapses.
    Neat....thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldstar View Post
    you can get one of these for about $150:
    https://www.delcity.net/store/V!Crim...-Tool/p_800107
    $150. Too much money.
    Try this hyralic crimper for $40:
    https://www.amazon.com/Best-Choice-P.../dp/B00CUQ042Q

    The catch is they are both sold as battery cable crimpers. The one I posted is 10 ton.
    Think the dies are metric sizes.

    For only $20 you got your hammer crimper:
    https://www.amazon.com/TEMCo-Hammer-...9SZ2RA8F3N00V2

    Good for up to 4/0.
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    At Mrluckys labor rate two journeymen using that battery crimper for two or three days will pay for itself over a manual crimper.
    We bought one and used it so much it burned up the motor and so we had to buy another one.

    I figure we probably broke even after crimping a few hundred 1/0 cables.

    We have one for doing smaller terminals as well (I think it goes up to #8 wire). faster and a better crimp than can be done by hand, plus no carpal tunnel syndrome.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    We use Burndy with battery operated crimpers. Yes they take a little longer because you need to crimp both sides of the splice (anywhere from 2-5 per side) and then install a cold shrink. A Polaris type splice you just strip, insert, and torque. Done.
    Approx how long would you say it would take to install a #600 cold shrink? 15 minutes tops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Approx how long would you say it would take to install a #600 cold shrink? 15 minutes tops?
    Unless you forget to put it on before you crimp less than 5 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Unless you forget to put it on before you crimp less than 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Neat....thanks.
    You really wish you weren't stuck in an office don't you?
    Once in a while you get shown the light
    In the strangest of places if you look at it right. Robert Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    You really wish you weren't stuck in an office don't you?

    lol... 100%!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by active1 View Post
    $150. Too much money.
    Try this hyralic crimper for $40:
    https://www.amazon.com/Best-Choice-P.../dp/B00CUQ042Q

    The catch is they are both sold as battery cable crimpers. The one I posted is 10 ton.
    Think the dies are metric sizes.
    a lot of jobs are specifying witness marks on the crimps to verify UL approval.
    the correctly sized die, when swaged, will leave a die mark raised in the swage mark.

    these critters are the reason why. not UL listed termination.
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