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#57175 - 10/06/05 08:23 AM power crimper
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Registered: 11/01/04
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Loc: Belle Chasse, La. USA
I'm doing lots of service work now and I'm looking for a battery powered crimper. I've seen the in the past but don't remember the brand or even who was using it. I think this would be a handy tool aside from the old manual crimpers. Any help would be great. Thanks, Bert

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#57176 - 10/06/05 09:42 AM Re: power crimper
Dnkldorf Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
I have the greenlee gator CCX.

It's like a cordless drill crimper.

Expensive, not sure if it is worth it if all you do are residential H-taps.

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#57177 - 10/06/05 06:46 PM Re: power crimper
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
As I see it, you have two options, based upon your work.

Greenlee has a model with replaceable heads- so the same tool can be used for crimping, cutting (even ACSR), and driving knock-out punches.

If all you do is crimp, I would suggest a model that does not use interchangeable dies. This will save you the trouble of sorting through siffering pieces all the time.

Some parts houses will allow you to "lease" them; that is, pay for them over time.

Other parts houses will lend you a set to use, as needed.

Finally- the obvious- make sure the model you buy is compatable with what your parts house stocks!

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#57178 - 10/06/05 08:04 PM Re: power crimper
hypress Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 132
Loc: Charleston WV
We have a battery operated version of a Burndy Y644M dieless crimper and it does an exelent job. I think it cost about 3000.00

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#57179 - 10/07/05 03:27 AM Re: power crimper
iwire Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
The company has at least one Burndy cordless, dieless crimper and it works great.


I do not know what they cost.

They also have the Greenlee Gator equipped with the large cutting head.

I will gladly use it over hand cutters , it is able to cut three 600 CUs at one time. That is handy when doing demo.


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#57180 - 10/08/05 09:12 AM Re: power crimper
sparky970 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Longview, Wa.
Working construction at a pulp mill for the past 8 yrs, we aquired two Greenlee Gator crimpers and one cutter. They have a high initial cost, but over the last 5 years that we've used them, they have more than paid for themselves. It really makes working with 4/0 and larger much easier and faster. The batteries hold up really well. 75 individual crimps on 500 MCM. They are also very durable, except, avoid getting sand on them.

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