The professional quality crimping tool. This versatile hand tool has crimping dies for insulated an uninsulated terminals and splices in wire sizes No. 22 to No. 10 AWG. It has a terminal locator to position insulated terminals during crimping and an in-nose cutter for tight locations. This tool is a wire stripper and has a built-in heavy duty bolt cutter. Color coded dies in tool nose correspond to color on terminal insulation sleeve to insure die selection. A stud gauge and wire stripping gauge are important on the tool body. Cushioned handles. Made in the U.S.A.
With a few minor design improvements, this was an exact replacement for the primary tool I used every day as an automotive electrician back in the 60s and 70s. Lending the old one was a mistake because it was returned damaged, so finding this one was a relief. Light duty these days rewiring my 63 Galaxie 500, but a better tool you couldnt find.
Not quite as good quality wise, as the version of this I had back in 1985, and lasted up until a month ago. But, all things considered, it will do....
As a crimper its okay in a pinch but not great. As strippers, it did not work at all on 22 ga wire. The handles tend to twist on you. I bought these because I thought theyd be better quality than the $5 import warehouse set I have but honestly theyre about the same.