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#66233 - 05/27/06 05:06 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 06:19 PM Re: Crimpers  
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Greenlee Gator Pro Eccx, with H-tap die...

Dnk..


#66235 - 05/27/06 06:50 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.

John


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#66236 - 05/27/06 08:32 PM Re: Crimpers  
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I'm with Dnk. Same Greenlee Gator Pro .....

It works great and has for a long time now.


#66237 - 05/27/06 09:36 PM Re: Crimpers  
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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.


#66238 - 05/27/06 09:37 PM Re: Crimpers  
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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 10:15 PM Re: Crimpers  
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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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