Crimp tools can be used for many different applications across a range of industries and environments. Here are some additional types of crimp tool:
Bootlace Crimp Tools
As the name suggests, bootlace crimp tools are specifically designed to work with bootlace ferrules, which require a different form of crimping to standard cabling. Precision must be combined with force to ensure a strong indent crimp.
Most bootlace crimping tools are electrically insulated and feature ratchets to ensure the dies are not released until a firm connection has been made. Also, look for crimpers with ergonomic handles for comfort during use.
Bootlace lugs are ferrules in a bracket or angled design and require crimping tools with a clamping facility compatible with this shape.
Auto Electrical Crimping Tools
Automotive electrical crimping tools are designed to provide sturdy joins for the multiple electrical connectors and cables within car engines. These include non-insulated, pre-insulated, battery and ignition terminals, with different tools available for each, all in standard plier designs.
Mini Crimp Tools
Mini crimp pins are manufactured for use with thinner wiring widths. Close-up precision is required, as well as flexibility within tight operating spaces. Some models feature rotatable flip-top heads, making them ideal for use within very confined areas.
PEX Crimp Tools
PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), is a form of flexible plastic that is increasingly used to make water pipes instead of the traditional copper or steel.
It is considerably easier to install and join lengths of plastic than copper or steel tubing. No welding is required, just specialised PEX crimping tools designed to grip the piping firmly and apply the appropriate pressure. Typically used in conjunction with steel clamps, most such tools are accessible to DIY enthusiasts as well as professionals.
Amp Crimp Tools
Amp connectors are multi-pin devices typically fitted within plastic housing. Specialist amp crimpers apply the precise force required to form a strong connection with suitable cabling.
RJ45 Crimping Tool
The RJ45 crimping tool is a flexible and powerful handheld crimper, compatible with CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6A and CAT7 terminals.
RJ9 Crimp Tool
The RJ9 is a widely used handheld crimp tool fitted with three dies (crimping heads) compatible with the standard connector types RJ45, RJ11 and RJ12. This adaptability means engineers require fewer items in their crimp toolsets when conducting repairs or installations.