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    Anyone have this style of battery lug crimpers? Good? Bad? This version, 6-50mm2 is about $25 on eBay.

    Are the hydraulic versions better?

    #2
    I have this. It is tits.

    http://www.rhinotools.com.au/hydraul...e-crimper.html
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      #3
      I have the manual type from 6mm to 120mm and does the job easy. Been meaning to get a set smaller as its bit of overkill for the work I do now. Anything bigger than 95mm warrants the effort in using a hydraulic or pneumatic crimper.

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        #4
        Originally posted by myshortyboomba View Post
        Those hydraulic ones are unbeatable for the price!!
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          #5
          I have the hydraulic one above. It is excellent and does very good crimping.
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            #6
            How quick are the hydraulic ones? BTW Jaycar have the smaller crimpers (up to 50mm sq) for around $50.00.

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              #7
              hydraulic is good for multiple large crimps but for the odd battery cable the manual type in the OP are fine, the only time its a pain in the arse is trying to crimp in situ with bugger all room, i have both types and usually just use the manual because its quicker and not as heavy (pretty much a 2 man job trying to crimp 3 sets of 300mm^2 mains inside a panel and with proper big cables you wouldnt bother with the manual crimpers)

              if you want to crimp a bunch of lugs a bunch of times the battery powered crimper is awesome.

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                #8
                Ive been using a big hammer and whatever is handy with a bit of an edge on it. Seems to work a charm so far.
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                  #9
                  Yeh, for a one off job it would not be hard to make up two semicircular 'dies' with one to grab in a vice and the other long enough to belt with a hammer.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mr Ed View Post
                    Ive been using a big hammer and whatever is handy with a bit of an edge on it. Seems to work a charm so far.
                    I used to do that. and it was ok.
                    Then I started using a vice. it was better.
                    Then I bought the above crimpers. they are much better.
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                      #11
                      I have a similar ebay hydraulic one as posted above.

                      Much awesome. Fairly quick to use.
                      I have DOHV & pushrods, i go very fast. Now going much faster with TypeR power.

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                        #12
                        iHaz the cabac version of the above hydraulic crimpers.. Fucken handy

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                          #13
                          I use a swaging tool I bought from bunnings for about $40. I initially bought it for - wait for it - swaging fittings on trailer brake cables, but now have a million uses for it.

                          Basically looks like bolt cutters, but instead of a blade it has a crimping end. Kinda like this:

                          Originally posted by 350stato
                          100% agree with Shifty

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