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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:30 am    Post subject: Harbor Freight hydraulic crimper messaroundary Reply with quote

At 08:05 AM 9/4/2019, you wrote:


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On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 1:12 AM fidot <web(at)79ft.net (web(at)79ft.net)> wrote:
--> AeroElectric-List message posted by: "fidot" <web(at)79ft.net (web(at)79ft.net)>

Well folks,

Will soon need to¬ crimp a number of large AMP terminals to some large wires, and been playing around with a Harbor Freight hydraulic crimper I had for a while.

I decided to write this report part to contribute, part to solicit thoughts and feedback.

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Somewhat of a shock to discover that the USA ain't the center of the universe, like we've always thought. Wink

Charlie

Thanks for sharing your experience and
observations with this tool. I purchased
one about 10 years ago with similarly
high expectations. I found that the die
markings bore no real relevance to
the real world.

I too accomplished a few crimps onto
various un-insulated terminals and
found that with a little fiddling,
a FEW combinations of terminals and
wire could be artfully accommodated.

Wound up taking the tool back 'cause
it would NOT do the crimps most
needed (4 and 2AWG). Too bad. The
hydraulics were fine but the die
set was essentially useless.

I considered making new die sets
but unless I was going to seek a market
for production, return on investment
was poor.

In answer to Rich's suggestion, YES . . .
soldering is a perfectly reasonable
alternative . . . but without vice grips.

http://aeroelectric.com/articles/big_term.pdf



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Harbor Freight hydraulic crimper messaroundary Reply with quote

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Excellent solution here in my limited experience. I soldered up all my fat wires on a Z-14 RV-10 (plenty of fat wires there) about 10-12 years ago. 1200 hours later, all good. The wedges are the key.

One might solder or crimp, but I can see why one might want to avoid doing both.

Correct!!!! They are functionally interchangeable differing
only in tools and techniques.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Harbor Freight hydraulic crimper messaroundary Reply with quote

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Excellent solution here in my limited experience. I soldered up all my fat wires on a Z-14 RV-10 (plenty of fat wires there) about 10-12 years ago. 1200 hours later, all good. The wedges are the key.

One might solder or crimp, but I can see why one might want to avoid doing both.

Correct!!!! They are functionally interchangeable differing
only in tools and techniques.


Bob . . .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Harbor Freight hydraulic crimper messaroundary Reply with quote

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Excellent solution here in my limited experience. I soldered up all my fat wires on a Z-14 RV-10 (plenty of fat wires there) about 10-12 years ago. 1200 hours later, all good. The wedges are the key.

One might solder or crimp, but I can see why one might want to avoid doing both.

Correct!!!! They are functionally interchangeable differing
only in tools and techniques.


Bob . . .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Harbor Freight hydraulic crimper messaroundary Reply with quote

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Excellent solution here in my limited experience. I soldered up all my fat wires on a Z-14 RV-10 (plenty of fat wires there) about 10-12 years ago. 1200 hours later, all good. The wedges are the key.

One might solder or crimp, but I can see why one might want to avoid doing both.

Correct!!!! They are functionally interchangeable differing
only in tools and techniques.


Bob . . .


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