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What are crimper accessories?
Crimper accessories refer to any number of die sets that can be used in conjunction with the Ideal Crimp-master frame. Their rapid change out time and superior durability make them an obvious choice for field service and industrial applications. Think about it, there are a multitude of options when it comes to terminals and no one tool can handle them all. With crimper accessories you can literally tackle just about any terminals out there. This is achieved by switching out the die sets, or teeth, of the tool so that it can handle the terminals of a given situation. Made to handle many types of crimp connectors, these tools are perfect for industrial applications. Need to handle another set of terminals of a different size? No worries. The change out time is commonly less than one minute. Now that you understand what they are, let us look at what crimper accessories are available and what makes each type different. Depending on the electrical connector types you are working with determines the die set you need.
"you can literally tackle just about any terminals out there. This is achieved by switching out the die sets, or teeth, of the tool so that it can handle the terminals of a given situation."
Where are crimper accessories implemented?
Crimper accessories allow one tool to handle any terminal
Crimper accessories are implemented in applications the require a large number of various terminals to be crimped. Crimper accessories allow one tool to handle just about any terminal out there. Perfect for crimp connectors or other types of electrical connectors. They are ideal for use in new installations as well as when replacing parts or performing maintenance. If you have damaged crimpers or broken crimpers then these accessories are perfect for you. Rather than buying several tools, all you will need is the proper tool frame. Regardless of the electrical wire connectors you are working with our accessories can handle them. Let us take a look at what types of crimper accessories are available.
What types of crimper accessories are available?
Although we offer seven different crimper accessory die sets, they can be more easily separated into three categories. Those categories include coaxial/category (CAT) connector die sets, insulated terminal die sets, and non-insulated terminal die sets. As you can imagine, these categories cover a vast array of terminals and splices. This goes to show just how versatile crimper accessories can be when it comes to the sheer amount of terminals they can handle. Below we will go deeper into each of the three categories and look at the differences between all seven crimper accessories we offer.
Coaxial and Category (CAT) cable Crimper Accessories
The first type of crimper accessories die sets deals with coaxial connectors and category (CAT) cable connectors. These connectors often require highly specific expensive tools which cannot be used anywhere else. With crimper accessories, you are able to crimp both types of connectors quickly, easily, and with one tool. Below is a list of each type of crimper accessory that can handle coaxial and category (CAT) cable connectors. Simply click on the one you want to be taken to that page.
Insulated Terminals and Splices Crimper Accessories
When dealing with insulated terminals and splices, these are the crimper accessories that can handle nylon, vinyl, or heat shrink insulation. These die sets are designed to work with either 22 AWG – 10 AWG insulated terminals and splices, or with 22AWG – 10 AWG slide on connectors depending on which type you choose. Below is a list of each type of crimper accessory that can handle insulated terminals and splices. Simply click on the one you want to be taken to that page.
Non-insulated (bare) Terminals and Splices Crimper Accessories
Non-insulated terminals often require different tools than insulated terminals however, with a quick switch out of the crimper accessory die sets you can have both in one tool. These die sets are designed to work with 22 AWG – 8 AWG non-insulated terminals and splices as well as 22 AWG – 12 AWG open barrel non-insulated terminals. Below each type of crimper accessory that can handle non-insulated terminals and splices is listed. Simply click on the one you want to go to that page.
What tool works with these crimper accessories?
Every crimper accessory we carry is designed to work with the Ideal crimp tool frame you see pictured here. Constructed from high-grade, stamp hardened steel and put together with steel pins that will not stretch with continued use, this is built with long-term, repeated use in mind. The ideal crimp tool frame is a full cycle, compound leverage, and triple ratcheted to give exact precision to every crimp. The crimper accessories can be quickly installed using only two Phillips head screws. You read that right, only two screws. The fact that you can change out the die sets so rapidly is just one of the reasons that this tool is so popular.
How do I select the correct crimper accessory?
In order to correctly select the crimper accessory best suited to your needs you first need to decide which type of wire connectors you will be dealing with. Knowing whether you will deal with insulated terminals, non-insulated terminals, or coaxial/category connectors will go a long way in helping identify which crimper accessory to use. Once you know the type of terminals you will be dealing with, the next step is to isolate the specific range of terminals by size or style. Say you need to work with 12-10 insulated terminals, then the best choice would be the VT30-579. Let us say you intend to handle RG-59 and RG-6 coaxial cable and connectors. In this case, the VT30-582 would be the one you are looking for. It basically boils down to a simple process of elimination. Once you have the crimper accessory that is right for your job, the next question is where can you use them?
Where would I use these crimper accessories?
Crimper accessories are useful in just about any application or environment that you are likely to find electrical connections. One of the reasons crimper accessories are so popular is the fact that they are perfect for field service. This is why you will find crimper accessories in garages, repair shops, marinas, production lines, and even industrial sites. The bottom line is that crimper accessories are useful anywhere you find electrical connections.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*