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Old 01-03-2019, 08:31 PM   #1
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What type of crimpers for wiring harness?

I am currently building a 65 c10 with ls 5.3 and new wiring harness. I am trying to stay ahead on purchasing things I will need for my build and need some advice on crimpers. What do you guys suggest are a good set of crimpers that will do the job correct the 1st time through? I would rather purchase then rent so I have them for the next project as well.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:47 PM   #2
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Re: What type of crimpers for wiring harness?

I just use some klien needle nose for the odd terminals, then solder each one. For others just use t&b crimpers
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:06 AM   #3
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Re: What type of crimpers for wiring harness?

I got these ratchet crimpers . Be sure to get the ones with all the dies . They crimp all kinds of terminals . Also crimps the ones that curl around . Makes a good solid connection . I used to solder as well but no longer . Before I only got a marginal crimp and soldered it for a solid connection . They work good for a doit yourself shop . I also got one of the larger hydraulic crimper as well makes a real nice crimp for making things like battery cables .



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Old 01-04-2019, 10:46 PM   #4
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Re: What type of crimpers for wiring harness?

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I got these ratchet crimpers . Be sure to get the ones with all the dies . They crimp all kinds of terminals . Also crimps the ones that curl around . Makes a good solid connection . I used to solder as well but no longer . Before I only got a marginal crimp and soldered it for a solid connection . They work good for a doit yourself shop . I also got one of the larger hydraulic crimper as well makes a real nice crimp for making things like battery cables .

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-In1-Wire-...AAAOSwSI5bauJd
Is that the type that crimps tighter and tighter each time you pump the handles until on the last pump it releases?
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:29 AM   #5
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Is that the type that crimps tighter and tighter each time you pump the handles until on the last pump it releases?
It does have the ratchet and does release at the end . Mine has worked pretty good for me .
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:19 AM   #6
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Re: What type of crimpers for wiring harness?

I have these. I used these when I worked in the Repair Dept, at the auto factory. They crimp terminals the same as you would see on any factory harness. I bought both from the same place, it was over 20 yrs ago, but they still have them. Not sure if you can order online. I had to call back then.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:14 AM   #7
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Re: What type of crimpers for wiring harness?

Excellent. That looks like exactly what I need. I will call them Monday.

Thanks you guys for all of your help so far.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:29 AM   #8
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Re: What type of crimpers for wiring harness?

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Excellent. That looks like exactly what I need. I will call them Monday.

Thanks you guys for all of your help so far.
No need to call--you can order the same type tool from Amazon today.

https://www.amazon.com/Delphi-Packar...HA2749JHXS8R99

https://www.amazon.com/Stripper-Crim...17HP5E8SE2Z78E
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:16 PM   #9
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Yeah I got to looking around, and saw that Amazon had the blue one. I couldnít find the red one, for different size terminals. And they might be cheaper on Amazon too. I believe I paid more than that, 20 or so years ago. I donít believe Amazon was around back then, but Iím glad they are now!!
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