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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...
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/h...-5063#post6119
    It works very well by the way, no complaints here as to it's performance.
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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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