I read many of the 1 and 2 star reviews AFTER I used this crimper on various electrical connectors. From my experience, the type and quality of connector you use makes a BIG difference. I have some low dollar steel import crimp on ends and they didn't crimp very well. Some of the yellow connectors would not crimp completely. I had to put the Titan crimper in a bench vise to get it to compress fully because I didn't have enough hand strength to compress the crimpers all the way. I'm a 6'1" / 220 pound weight lifter who can shrug 495 pounds on a bar - it's not a hand strength issue.
They came in a blister pack and placed in a small box wihtout packing material, none was needed, it's a tool. I have used it for crimping insulated electrical blade connectors and the barrel connectors from the small reds to the big yellows and they have made a solid crimp each and every time. It makes a double type of crimp that is much more solid than the single crimp from the scissor type crimpers. I have used them in automotive wiring and in household electrical wiring projects and love the one handed operation and the solid feel of the resulting connection. The price was reasonable compared to other crimpers and the feel of the tool is solid making me believe it will last for years. These is no play in the working of the mechanism and it seems to have a high build quality. I am considering another purchase of this tool for my shop because I have to go to the work van to retrieve this one every time I need it at home. I am happy with this tool and will not go back to the old way of crimping with a cheap single crimp scissor type crimper.
As a retired aircraft electrician I am more than familiar with hand held crimping devices. This crimper has a smooth and efficient ratcheting mechanism and provides a uniformly even crimp area to the splices I have used it on. The handle is quite comfortable and the leverage is quite adequate to properly crimp AWG 10 splices. Overall I am very pleased with the initial quality of this tool.
This is an excellent crimper for heat shrink butt connectors. I like this set because all of the crimping jaw surfaces are rounded for protection against puncturing the insulation on connectors. Full disclosure, I use these exclusively on my own heat shrink butt connectors,
I searched all over for a crimper for uninsulated lugs that wouldn't break the bank. This one has 5 die sets including four for uninsulated lugs and one for the red, blue, yellow insulated lugs. The various die have from three to seven lug sizes. The rachet stop is adjustable so you can set it to release sooner if it crimps too tightly for your needs. I use this to crimp large and small molex pins for electric scooter batteries. Awesome price for this tool with zippered case and adjusting tool. The quality is very good for the price.
Very good tool, insulation removes perfectly
This crimp tool creates a great looking crimp that doesn't damage the jacket of the terminal connector. The wire feels more solidly crimped than any that I have ever felt before. I have tried pulling the wire out of the connector as hard as I can by hand and can't get the wire to budge. I only gave it 4 stars because I have to use both hands in order to crimp all the way in order to get the tool to release and open the jaws. Removing the connector from the open jaws is not as easy as I would like. Overall, I would really give it 4.5 stars. I am impressed.
Great tool. Ignore the reviews that state the release switch is hard to get to. If you are using the tool correctly you don't need to reach the release switch. You just squeeze until you've crimped and it automatically releases, ready for your next crimp.
I used to have problems with my old single iron cheap grade crimper, It always seemed to crack the insulation or not crimp right (loose). THEN I decided to bite the bullet and buy this, Fantastic! and even a novice can do a great job with no guesswork on the amount of pressure and a good positive dual crimp design makes it foolproof. I am kicking myself in the butt for not buying these years ago.
Super pince. Il faut vraiment serrer au complet et la pince se libère automatiquement (pour répondre aux autres commentaires). Un fois qu'on utilise ce type de pince, on ne veut plus revenir en arrière avec le style normal. Ce modèle à cliquet permet de serrer uniformément tous vos "connecteurs à crimper". Pour ceux qui font souvent des connexion (monde automobile et de camion lourds), ceci est votre nouvel ami.