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Old 24-06-2010, 20:35   #1
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New Dies for a Heavy-Duty Crimper ?

When I re-did Beausoleil's plumbing system, I used 1/2" PEX tubing. Since it was a pretty big job, I bought a heavy-duty Zurn PEX crimper:



Now I have some electrical cabling to do (6 and 4AWG). I've tried to find out what "style" the crimper is, and whether I can get some dies which will fit the PEX crimper. I remember seeing something in the past, but tonight I searched McMaster-Carr, but came up empty. Any ideas? I just don't trust my cheapie hammer crimper...
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Old 27-06-2010, 14:14   #2
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I bought this 8 ton hydraulic crimper off of eBay about four months ago and it paid for itself on the first job. As my Brit friends say; "It works a treat!" Dies are not true to size but a little trial and error sorts that issue.
8 TON HYDRAULIC ELECTRIC WIRE CABLE CRIMPING CRIMPER - eBay (item 250506888778 end time Jun-27-10 16:54:52 PDT)

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That sounds a lot like the hydraulic crimper offered by Harbor Freight. The common complaint witt that one is the the dies are mislabeled - you're lucky to crimp 6AWG with the 2/0 die...
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