Portable Crimp Tools for all Your Needs
TE Connectivity (TE) provides a wide variety of portable crimp tools. Whether you need manual tooling or something with more power, TE has the tool for you. Our SDE dies can be used across platforms from manual to pneumatic to battery-powered as your needs change. We also carry tools for insertion and extraction, IDC, networking applications and so much more.
Most people think they can use any tool to crimp a terminal. If after a brief visual inspection, the terminal looks good, they assume the connection is secure. However, crimping solderless terminals is a carefully engineered solution, and looks can be deceiving. Read more...
Certified Crimp Tools
Certified crimp tools include the appropriate crimp die configuration, integral locating, and integral straightening features that permit terminals or contacts crimped in these tools to meet all feature requirements in applicable TEC application (114-) specifications. Most certified crimp tools include an adjustable insulation crimp height feature and the CERTI-CRIMP ratcheting feature, set at the factory, which prevents the ratchet from releasing until the wire crimp jaws bottom within .001. This helps provide consistent repeatability of the crimp. Certified crimp tools require the least amount of user dexterity.
Commercial Crimp Tools
Commercial die assemblies are designed to meet the wire crimp height requirements per the applicable TEC application (114-) specifications. Other feature requirements may or may not be met. Commercial handle assemblies permit the interchange of die assemblies and an adjustable ratcheting feature. Users are responsible for adjusting the ratchet to obtain the correct crimp height. Commercial tools require a greater amount of user dexterity than premium crimp tools.
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