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#66233 - 05/27/06 02:06 PM Crimpers
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Hi to everybody and hope that you are having a great memorial day weekend.My question is what name brand and type of crimpers you guys have for your residential service connection?
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#66234 - 05/27/06 03:19 PM Re: Crimpers
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Greenlee Gator Pro Eccx, with H-tap die...

Dnk..
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#66235 - 05/27/06 03:50 PM Re: Crimpers
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OK, another 'Jersey Guy' pops up. WELCOME to the ECN forums.

I have a Penn dieless crimper. Hydraulic, no dies, with Illsco. or generic crimps.

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#66236 - 05/27/06 05:32 PM Re: Crimpers
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Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Edmonton Alberta Canada
I'm with Dnk. Same Greenlee Gator Pro .....

It works great and has for a long time now.
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#66237 - 05/27/06 06:36 PM Re: Crimpers
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Registered: 04/30/01
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Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
I have a set of Blackburns with curved hickory handles, 5/8 fixed nose die and die cavity for my O, D and 840 diesets. Those are the dies I use the most. A friend has a complete set I borrow from if I need something odd. The tool is not too expensive @ around $300.00 but the diesets are better than $50.00 a set. It can get real pricey if you need all of them. A dieless hydraulic would probably be more cost effective. The Greenlee Gator is awesome. One-handed crimping or crimping in a narrow ditch is a breeze. Too expensive for me no more than I need to crimp H-Taps.
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#66238 - 05/27/06 06:37 PM Re: Crimpers
Larry Fine Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 693
Loc: Richmond, VA
We never need them. The lugs are either lay-in, or the POCO does the crimping.

We also can't land the driven GEC in the meter base, which I think sucks.

[This message has been edited by Larry Fine (edited 05-27-2006).]
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#66239 - 05/27/06 07:15 PM Re: Crimpers
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5316
Loc: Blue Collar Country
Similar here, Larry- we are required to use PoCo supplied parallel groove connectors, which tighten with a wrench.

Though, on jobs where I do use crimp connectors, I use the crimper provided by the parts house.

[This message has been edited by renosteinke (edited 05-27-2006).]
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