Klein Tools 1006 9-1/2" Crimping Tool 10-22 AWG
Klein 1006 9-1/2" Crimping Tool 10-22 AWG is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5
from The Best.We had a Klein rep come into one of our classes, and he explained why most all Klein products can get stiff over time.They are the only hand tools with a hand-forged pivot. All others are hot-dipped, and over time they become loose.With Klein, the was someone actually beating the pivot together and tweaking it until it fit just right. This makes for a very tight tolerance, but it also makes the joint more susceptible to dirt and rust. Like said above, keep the joint lubricated and you have the best crimps on the market.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5
by Galaxie Bill
from One received was not like picturedIt is a little thing but one feature of the Klein crimper was that one handle was coated black and one red so you could tell at a glance which side of the tool (the red side up) had the protruding lug to make a good crimp. With rolled solderless connector that lug needs to be on the seam to make a good crimp.The Klein crimper I received had both handles black.
Date published: 2011-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5
by Bill - 03288
from Only cutter/crimper for low voltage you needDay in and Day out I use these lighter weight crimpers, cutters for everything. I have had 2 pair of these in the past 10 years, and they work like chopsticks they are so nimble in the hands, not a pain or heavy like most crimp tools. If you do 12v, telecom, hobbyist type electronics, stranded conductor work, these are 100x better than the GB version IMO, which are too bulky. a bit pricey, but they're like an extension of my hands, whatever/whenever any project comes up, they're always the first tool I grab.
Date published: 2007-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5
by Jonathan - 00481
from Definatly worth $30Klein makes the best crimpers hands down. I've had mine for about 3 years, and they yet to fail me. It says 10-22AWG, but you can definitely crimp 8AWG. After a bit of use, they might get a little rough to move, but let them sit over night with some WD40 on them, and they are like new. The cutters on this are also very good. If you're going to get a set of crimpers to last, get the Klein's.
Date published: 2007-06-27