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Old 05-20-2021, 06:00 AM
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I got a 10 ton of similar design off of eBay and it was adequate. The die numbers are not accurate but this one had dies large enough. The hex dies are not pretty precision, but do a good looking job. It has been used for making battery cables for several other projects too. Just make sure it ships from USA and can be returned. Lower cost tool too.

Be sure you search/find a table for pull force tests of wire crimps. The #2 is ~500 lbs IIRC. I tested with a lever and a biped hanging weight and was satisfied the crimps were sufficient to meet industry specifications.

I do crimp twice, 90 deg apart to ensure the parting line extrusion is eliminated.

Battery Cables USA for non aircraft, offers good cables, closed/welded terminals, heavy shrink tubing, premade parts at very reasonable prices and shipping. Very fast shipper. I am a very satisfied customer.
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Old 05-20-2021, 06:11 AM
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that is what I used. NO way I would spend 100's of dollars to crimp a few connectors.

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Old 05-20-2021, 10:54 AM
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I have many 2 and 6 gauge wires (dual bus system) and use this for crimping those: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZA2P3XM/

It's very nice being able to do it right there in place and I've already redone a couple things as I've progressed. I've also used it on my car (had a battery terminal break).
I got a similar one from AS: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...?clickkey=7268. It needed a small modification to properly fit some of the lugs, but overall worked adequately.

Definitely better than the crimps I removed for the upgrade - those pulled apart with just a firm tug. 10 years in service...
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Old 05-20-2021, 11:08 AM
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Well Larry said big cables, so we use this----yeah kinda overkill but if you have it, might as well use it

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Old 05-20-2021, 11:15 AM
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Probably new in the 1930's.
I think I'm getting more use of these tools than my Grandfather did.
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Old 05-20-2021, 12:50 PM
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Thanks everyone. All good advise.
The auto shop or borrowing are great but, I like having the tool on hand when I need it. Who know what I may need later. This isn't terribly expensive.
I think the Amazon model is the one.
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Old 05-20-2021, 01:10 PM
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West Marine has them in the store to use. Might check similar in your area.
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Old 05-20-2021, 01:44 PM
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This worked well for me:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-20-2021, 02:23 PM
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Larry,

I'm like you, I prefer to have to the tool. I bought this one off of EBAY.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/20328978517...temCondition=3


Just in case you need a source for AWG2 Tefzel wire I found this source on EBAY. https://www.ebay.com/itm/392296063002
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Larry,

I'm like you, I prefer to have to the tool. I bought this one off of EBAY.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/20328978517...temCondition=3


Just in case you need a source for AWG2 Tefzel wire I found this source on EBAY. https://www.ebay.com/itm/392296063002
Thanks
The one on Amazon is 16 Ton for not much more.
I have all the wire. Using Welding wire North of the Firewall. #2, #4 & #6.
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