Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

ftm1776ftm1776 Registered Users Posts: 3
Any suggestions on an economical crimper that does an adequate job on 10 to 4 AWG terminal connectors??

Or reference to a do-it-yourself method???

Thanks

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  • NorthGuyNorthGuy Solar Expert Posts: 1,925 ✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    This one worked well for me.
  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,338 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    Our sponsor sells a reasonable priced crimping tool. http://www.solar-electric.com/hacrtoforlal.html
  • ftm1776ftm1776 Registered Users Posts: 3
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    I've looked at the impact type crimper, but would prefer the precision and control of a "pliers" type crimper.

    Thanks for the suggestions, though.
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,135 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    then you want to go for a hydraulic crimper. I have one like this one ( not a recommendation for any specific one)

    http://www.ebay.com/bhp/hydraulic-crimping-tool

    and it works well up to 2/00. Bought mine in Canada though.
     
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  • 8n-bob8n-bob Solar Expert Posts: 35 ✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    Not endorsing it and I do not own one but just happened to see it.
    Harbor Freight has a hyd. crimping tool.
    Goes from 14awg to either 0 or 00

    BobO.
  • Blackcherry04Blackcherry04 Solar Expert Posts: 2,490 ✭✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    Any of these China hydraulic tools with a 70MM die will crimp 4/0 Welding cable with Standard Battery Lugs. They will not crimp Lugs that are called HEAVY DUTY Lugs ( thick barrel, that no one uses anyway ). Even the standard lugs are a little tricky to get in between the dies, but once figure them out it's easy to do, wiggle the post hole end in first.
  • etcmetcm Registered Users Posts: 11
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    I got mine at HarborFreight (http://www.harborfreight.com/hydraulic-wire-crimping-tool-66150.html) . One similar to the eBay link and I used a 20% off coupon when it was on sale. It says up to 0 gauge but I used it with 2/0 and with heavy duty lugs (the thick ones). It was tricky with those as I had to apply pressure at two places on the lug (but still along the same circumference line) worked great.
  • peakbaggerpeakbagger Solar Expert Posts: 341 ✭✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    I got a harbor freight hydraulic type crimper so I could crimp my splices on my grounding cables. I used Burndy splices and had to grind out one of the die heads to fit the burndys. Not exactly to code as the die is supposed to match up with the splice but in my area most electricians use split nuts (not code for ground splices) so everyone was happy that I crimped mine.
  • DMJ72DMJ72 Solar Expert Posts: 125 ✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    This hydraulic crimper works VERY well, I love it.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EA6GU9U/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • tons001tons001 Solar Expert Posts: 71 ✭✭
    Re: Need Crimper for 12 AWG to 4 AWG Wire Sizes

    This one works well for me.
    http://www.temcoindustrialpower.com/products/Crimpers/TH0006.html
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