10 Best Crimping Tools For Engineers And Hobbyists


As per wikipedia “Crimping is joining 2 pieces of metal or other ductile material (usually a wire and a metal plate) by deforming one or both of them to hold the other. The bend or deformity is called the crimp.”  LAN operators, Network administrators and Electronic technicians use crimping tools often and it is always handy to have them around at your home. So when you consider buying one, do not go to the market without looking at our list. So check out this list of 10 best Crimping tools and let us know your favourite crimping tool.

10. Iwiss Pin Crimping Tool(23$)

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This tool has the capacity for crimping wires of 0.1-1.0mm, For 2.54mm 3.96mm KF2510 connector.Weighs at about 0.35kg and has mix reviews regarding its durability online.
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9. Zurn QCRTMH Steel Multi-Head Copper Crimp Tool(98$)

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A high-end crimping tool with very good build quality. The box contains 5 tools which can install 3/8″, 1/8″, 5/8″, and 3/4″ PEX fittings. The device also has interchangeable jaws. Downside to this tool being its hefty price.
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8. SharkBite 23251 PEX Crimp Tool, 1/2-Inch and 3/4-Inch(76.52$)

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Rugged steel construction with no loose components. The tool should be used in conjunction with PEX tubing and copper crimp rings.
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7. Astro 9477 Professional Quick Interchangeable Ratchet Crimping Tool Set, 7-Piece(80$)

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This a complete tool set with F and C jaw types. Ergonomically designed steel frame handles with contoured rubber grips allow for easy use.
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6. Titan 11477 Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper(23$)

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Titan Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper features a ratcheting mechanism design with adjustable crimping compression. It has a steel jaw with color coded wire. It has sizes red 22-18AWG-DIN 0.5-1.0 millimeter; blue 16-14AWG-DIN 1.5 millimeter-2.5 millimeter and yellow 12-10AWG-DIN 4-6 millimeter.
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5. Etekcity Multifunctional Coax Compression Connector Adjustable Tool(19$)

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One of Amazon’s best seller. There is no denying in the quality and durability of this tool. Featuring three different adapters for different types of connectors and a built-in cable cutter, this product has everything you need to get the job done. Compatible with almost all connectors this device makes creating F, BNC, and RCA cables to the desired length a breeze.
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4. S&G Tool Aid 18900 Professional Ratcheting Terminal Crimper(22$)

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One of the best Tool Aid tools. It crimps 10-22 gauge wire and has a ratcheting action which ensures a perfect crimp every time.
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3. Platinum Tools 100054C Clamshell EZ-RJPRO HD Crimp Tool(73$)

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The Platinum 100054C EZ-RJPRO HD Crimp Tool is designed for the professional installer demanding consistent, reliable and repeatable terminations, every time. This heavy duty tool is the perfect solution when working with high performance, larger wire gauges, thicker, harder insulation and pair separating splines.It’s compatible with all EZ-RJ45 and EZ-RJ12/11 Connectors as well as all standard modular plugs, except AMP.
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2. Apollo PEX Multi-Head Crimp(72$)

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This a complete set with a very durable tool. Go/No-Go crimp gauge,with an open end wrench and jaw in 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ sizes.Jaws are changeable as well.
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1. TRENDnet 8P/RJ-45 and 6P/RJ-12, RJ-11 Crimp(14$)

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This tool comes with a 1 year warranty and is one of the most popular crimping tools on amazon. At 14$ it has excellent value for money. It can strip and cut cable for 8 and 6 position modular plugs and can be used with any telephone or ethernet cable.
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