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#58485 - 11/10/05 06:04 PM Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
sparkync Offline
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Anyone know where the crimping tool and connectors might be purchased for connecting
large service wires? My local supply house does not carry them. I'm guessing a supply house for lineman or power companies?? I went to the Klein site but didn't see one. Thanks for the help...
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#58486 - 11/10/05 06:19 PM Re: Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
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Check Greenlee and Ilsco websites.
Andy

PS - Where are you located?
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#58487 - 11/10/05 07:10 PM Re: Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 786
Loc: Chicago, Il.
I was doing some research on 3rd rail heater splicing kits and had to find step-down uninsulated butt splices. The only place I found them was www.terminalsupplyco.com. Their HQ is in Troy Mi. and they have 6 Satellite locations. I downloaded their catalog pdfs(once I got DSL) and couldn't believe all of the odd ball stuff that they have. I'm not saying that they have what you need but they are well worth a look. I would check their terminal & maintenance catalog sections first. Good luck with your hunt.
Joe
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#58488 - 11/11/05 04:51 AM Re: Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
Tiger Offline
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Registered: 05/04/05
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Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Burndy makes a full line of crimpers...hydraulic, battery operated, with easy inspection to show that it fully crimped in the correct die. Be ready to pay the price.

Dave
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#58489 - 11/11/05 02:25 PM Re: Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
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#58490 - 11/11/05 07:10 PM Re: Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
sparkync Offline
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Registered: 10/17/02
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Redsy, thanks. I think they have exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for all the replies...
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#58491 - 11/11/05 08:04 PM Re: Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
macmikeman Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
The battery powered crimper is expensive, but it is the cats meow.
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#58492 - 11/12/05 05:50 AM Re: Crimping tool for overhead service conductors
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Registered: 03/28/01
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Loc: Bucks County PA
Ok, spark.

I use the MCT type tool and it works nice.
That link will help you locate a supplier, but be prepared to spend about $400.00.
The professional looking installation makes it worth the money.
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