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I've got the exact ones had them for about two years, used almost on a daily basis, they very very good and very well made, no hesitations in buying a new set
 
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Guest123

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Nowt wrong wi CK gear at all.

Maybe a little overpriced on screwfix though.
 
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Mark_Burgess

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How the hell did you get a screwfix link work?
Are you into some sort of black magic? That should have been blocked by the forum.
 

DaveyD

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TBH I have them Sky and also the black SWA branded ones. The SWA ones dont print a number but do crimp better - they seem matched for the crimps. Can I point out that the pre-insulated butt crimps from screwfix are terrible. I had trouble with them holding - adjusted the crimpers - no luck, called CK and they said they had loads of complaiints about the screwfix ones. I only get the SWA ones now for both crimpers.
Hope this helps.
Regards, David
 
Tool Trays-TTCP04 - Teng Tools 4 piece Ratchetting Crimping Tool set

I've used this on and of for a few years .
I like the interchangeable heads
Here's the specs:
TTCP044 piece Ratchetting Crimping Tool set
(265x142x50mm, 0.80 kilos)
Changeable ratchet crimping toolfor insulated terminals 22-10 AWG
(0.324 square mm - 5.261 square mm)
Die for non-insulated open
barrel connector, commercial type

for non-insulated open barrel connector,
commercial type 22-12 AWG
(0.324 square mm - 3.31 square mm)
Die for non-insulated terminalsfor non-insulated terminals 22-8 AWG
(0.3 square mm - 8 square mm)

The box is a bit light duty & the internal tray is crap , I filled the back of the tray with silicone to add some durability to it
I have no affiliation with the seller btw probably available for cheaper elsewhere
 
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GaryM

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I use a Facom branded crimping tool which has stainless steel dies. Not cheap at around £60 but it's excellent quality.

 
Is it ok to crimp onto solid wires? I was always under the impression (from years ago working in the defence industry, admittedly more of a precision work on electronic connectors) that crimps should only be onto stranded wires - any comments?
 
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Geordie Spark

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Is it ok to crimp onto solid wires? I was always under the impression (from years ago working in the defence industry, admittedly more of a precision work on electronic connectors) that crimps should only be onto stranded wires - any comments?
If you worked in the Defence Industry I hope you've got a tin hat ....... I think you may need it very shortly. :tank:
 

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Is it ok to crimp onto solid wires? I was always under the impression (from years ago working in the defence industry, admittedly more of a precision work on electronic connectors) that crimps should only be onto stranded wires - any comments?
I agree, and have also spent some time in defence equipment design. However there are many here who have no problem with crimps on single strand solid cable. It's probably OK provided that the crimps and tool are top quality and properly matched, which can be difficult or expensive to guarantee.
 
I bought the crimper in the OP in the end with the Electrfix discount it was £31.07 it works well but requires strong hands!
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Screwfix crimps however are rubbish as per the reviews on their website.
 
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Geordie Spark

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Why's that then?

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Why's that then?
There have previously been many debates on this board about the rights & wrongs about this very subject. It's a bit "controversial".
 
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cogsey133

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Is it ok to crimp onto solid wires? I was always under the impression (from years ago working in the defence industry, admittedly more of a precision work on electronic connectors) that crimps should only be onto stranded wires - any comments?
Having worked in the defence industry myself (ship refits in rosyth) we were in the habit of using calibrated crimping tools (my first job as an apprentice was calibrating said tools). Having left the defence sector quite a few years ago i haven't seen a calibrated tool since....lol That said good quality tool and crimps should be ok on solid cables
 
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Silly Sausage

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Looking at the rest of the stuff they sell, I wouldn't chance it!
 
I crimp components like discharge resistors, then I tin the ends in with silver solder for a better mechanical connection....there's not much I see used with solid wire outside of small controls cabinets and SELV panel gear these days, even lighting gear trays just have a big slab of a printed circuit board inside on the new ones....
 
If you are looking to spend a few coins and are wanting professional grade crimp tools, you could look at cable craft on google, they sell to the railways and power companies....
I got given a set of £60 crimpers 3 years ago by a good old sparky that I was working with....first day working beside him, he insisted that I accepted them and had a couple of sets of the same himself....I used them for a while (3 hours on the day I was given them) then some bgger stole them before the end of the day out of my toolbag...
I bought a really good unbranded set in Glasgow for £15.00 from a well known purveyor of tools for all (which has a website shop too) and they do me fine.... I have them in my tool belt...
 

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