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  1. 8UP4 FOWL

    8UP4 FOWL Senior Refuge Member

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    Is a crimping tool all that necessary to close the crimps? I see SNL sells one in a kit but I don't want to waste the money if a hammer or regular pliers is just as effective.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Cocklebur

    Cocklebur Senior Refuge Member

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    I have used regular pliers before, they work fine. However a crimp tool will give you a nice clean close and won't gnarl up the crimp as bad as pliers
     
  3. DoubleD

    DoubleD Senior Refuge Member

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    I use my work bench vise. Squeezes evenly and as tight as you want
     
  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Using regular pliers on crimps can cause the crimp to cut into the line a bit if you aren't very careful.
     
  5. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    You don't need the crimping tool.
     
  6. Bullet21XD

    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    I use vice grips. Anything will work.
     
  7. CamoHunter870

    CamoHunter870 Elite Refuge Member

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    If you have a wiring crimper tool, they work just fine has that's what I've been using the past few years.
     
  8. ksgoosekilr

    ksgoosekilr Elite Refuge Member

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  9. jrode237

    jrode237 Elite Refuge Member

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    Lineman Pliers on 15 dozen-ish. No problems at all other then sore hands for a day or 2.
     
  10. bigrick_2u

    bigrick_2u New Member

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    If you do buy crimpers, make sure you get the right size! Bought a huge pair once and they are good for almost nothing since I don't build bridges for a living.
     

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