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4 gauge crimp tool? Where to buy?

Old 03-12-2009, 03:58 PM
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4 gauge crimp tool? Where to buy?

Title says it all, where do I buy a 4 gauge crimp tool in Toronto? Is there any way to crimp without such a tool? Called homedepot/canadian tire, they don't have it!

Doing my install on sat, so I need it before then, otherwise I'd order online...

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Old 03-12-2009, 04:03 PM
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Vice, hammer and chisel, hammer, auto electric shop,....vice and solder have always worked for me.
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I just use a hammer and a floor(concrete) has yet to let me down!! screw the crimp tool, money not so well wasted
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:42 PM
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hammer? you should be able to crimp it with plyers.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:54 PM
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Yuli, im surprised you didn't say your bare hands!! lol jk
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:15 PM
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princess auto has some if i remember right. aint cheap for 4g down to 0guage. over 100 i beleive it was

a vice and hammer is good enough or a floor and hammer
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try it with your bare hands. i do it.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:14 PM
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Wow, thanks for all of the reply's guys. It really does seem like a waste to spend $50 to crimp like 6 connections...

How do you use a vise and hammer? Can someone elaborate? I've used plyers before, but they don't exert enough force for bigger terminals.

Can you use a vise to close the wire all together?

I don't have a vice, maybe a small clamp one, will that do the job?

Thanks for the tips guys, saving me a bundle!
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I use my teeth! I've been brushing with that enamel hardening tooth paste for 40 years now...it works!
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