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    Battery Cable Crimp tool

    Guys,
    I'm a long time DIY, building tools, contraptions, and whatever else I need to make fabrication go as planned..........

    For my current project, I am looking to make a battery cable / welding cable lug crimp tool........preferably one that provides a hexagonal crimp vs the "hammered" V shaped crimp. I wish to crimp some 1/0 and 4 gauge cable lugs. Looking to see what others have come up with.

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    Hi Spokerider - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    Good question. Here's a link for ideas: Homemade Tools: crimper - HomemadeTools.net

    And, I'm going to move your question into our Tools in Progress subforum so you can get more ideas.

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    Spokerider,
    Take a look at using a small pair of bolt cutters and modifying the jaws. That would give you the force required.

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    I got a hydraulic crimper off eBay. Around 40 bucks shipped... Here is my thread on modifying it to make it easier to use...
    Hydraulic Crimper Mounting Plate
    It works very well by the way, no complaints here as to it's performance.
    Mark

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    I ended up buying a hydraulic crimper from Harbor Freight. It contains a decent sized set of dies and they are hexagon shaped crimps. Works as intended and allowed me to reach my goal of professional looking battery and ground cable crimps.


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