This useful set includes a crimp tool and 20 crimp caps. The tool strips and crimps from 10- to 22-gauge wire, and it's ideal for connecting vehicle wiring harness adapters to aftermarket receivers. Warranty: 30 days.

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  • Light-duty crimp tool with rubber grip on the handles
  • 20 crimp caps

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Features

  • Wire stripper section for 10-22 gauge wire
  • Wire cutter section
  • Ignition terminal and coaxial crimp section
  • Wire crimp section for 10-22 gauge wire

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Works, not well, but works.

Written By JoeyT, Alexandria, VA on Monday, May 02, 2011

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This crimp tool worked for me, but is not "one-hand" friendly. Was very cheap. The stripping part worked, but still every time you squeeze, it requires quite a bit of force to reopen. I only actually crimped one connection, since I used the posi-connectors, which I highly recommend. Those things are awesome.

If you plan on crimping everything, get a better crimp tool. This thing will give your hands a lot of pain since you have to squeeze it hard to make a good connection.

Terrible tool, save your money and use channel locks

Written By easttenn, TN on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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I ordered this to connect the Crutchfield harness to the receiver harness before
I installed my radio. Unfortunately this tool is absolutely worthless. The one
I received takes two hands to open and close, the handle is very thin so trying
to exert enough pressure to actually crimp the caps is painful for your hands,
and in the end it doesn't even crimp tight enough to keep the wires from pulling
out.

I used the smallest opening and it still wouldn't close tight enough, so I
tossed it and grabbed my channel locks which did the trick perfectly. Buy the
crimp caps if you need them, but pass on this useless tool.

Dont waste your money

Written By hillbillyfromphilly, philly, pa on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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i ordered this by mistake, but not worth returning for 10 bucks, i really
expected it to be at least half way decent, but, it could not have been a
cheaper tool.

It will get your wires connected -- but barely

Written By Rob175, New Hampshire on Friday, February 04, 2011

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I have soldered wires in the past, but I do it so infrequently that I wasn't sure where my soldering gun was. :b For this price I thought I'd try crimping, and it was handy to have the tool and crimps show up with the radio. The crimper is cheaply made, and likely inconsistent in quality from one to the next. I also experienced handles that were stiff to pull apart, and the cutter incapable. The stripper worked okay, and the crimper did it's job just fine--by applying a strong grip. If you crimp infrequently and want the convenience of all the tools in the box, it's suitable. If you do a lot of crimping, go to your local hardware/electronics store and get a higher quality tool.

Absolute Requirement

Written By CindyB, Morgantown, WV on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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The crimping tool is a little hard on the hand but then again, what crimping tool isn't?
The crimp tool was well worth the $ and I used many of the caps for a quick, successful
installation.

DOES NOT STRIP WIRES

Written By Geoff, Reno, NV on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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This tool is terrible, it could not strip wires at all. Through my stereo installation process I only used this tool to crimp and it did a mediocre job at that. If you want to effectively strip wires I recommend purchasing an automatic self adjusting wire stripper.

Worked Well for a Beginner

Written By sjm461, Bayonne, NJ on Monday, November 22, 2010

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This was the first time I ever installed a car radio. The tool worked well for
me and the Crutchfield Support Staff helped with any questions. I won't think
twice about doing this again, they made it pretty EZ.
Thanks for your help!!

Really disappointed

Written By Narayan, Austin, TX on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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Even with considering the price it was for, I did not find this product worth
purchasing. The crimping-press where the only functions that was used it for.
There was so much effort required to open the tool (it was tight), that I had to
use both hands to get it opened every time. Really annoying. The wire cutting
function was barely cutting the wire and I had to twist it around to completely
get the wire to break. Really annoying. The wire splicing was not sharp enough
for any wire size and I used a double edge shaving razor to do it. Spend a few
extra dollars if you have to buy some other set.

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Written By RJ, Lynchburg, VA on Monday, October 11, 2010

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The crimp caps are fine, the tool is not -- too stiff. Fortunately, I have several similar tools which work well.

Read the reviews before you buy this!

Written By StoutClimber, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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I really wished I had read the reviews before getting this. I got caught on this one like a candy bar in the checkout aisle. The crimps did their job. I suffered through using the tool because I was too stubborn to go and buy something that actually worked. The handles were so far out of line they wouldn't even strip the wires. This is a very low quality product.

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Written By Bill, Florence, MS on Thursday, August 19, 2010

It worked OK. The handle was hard to pull apart which made it difficult to
hold the crimp caps in place with one hand and use the crimp tool in the other.
Also, the smallest stripping hole on the tool was still too big for several of
the wires I was using. I had to pull at a severe angle to strip the wire.

The crimp caps are great but the tool itself could be a lot better.

Rather Flimsy

Written By Novice_in_Indy, Indianapolis, IN on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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These wire strippers don't really do the job of stripping wires well at all. My stereo install time was probably doubled, due to the time it took to get these to actually expose the wire from the rubber. I know the kit is inexpensive, but consider spending some money on real wire strippers.

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Written By Anonymous, Florida on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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This does not work at all! It will not strip wires. A waste of money.

Strippers did not work

Written By Geoff, Chicago, IL on Thursday, June 11, 2009

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This tool was useful for crimping--though I must confess I cannot honestly rate it vis-a-vis other crimpers as this is my only experience crimping. I will say, however, that the wire strippers did not work. My particular tool is flawed as you can see two metal pieces do not come together by the handles. I had to use a razor to do my stripping instead. The wire cutters worked as I had to cut one of my harness wires down a little further due to cutting one of the copper strands off with a razor when I was attaching the harness. I suggest you see if you can find one of these somewhere else instead if you want it. This way you can be sure to see if the metal comes together towards the handles. After all, the measurments of the wire gauge are pretty important when you are stripping wires. A skewed tool will prevent stripping and take away this products utility. Finally, the crimps included eliminate the need for wire nuts unless you are using more than twenty, which I doubt. I still have ten left and I had to connect two harnesses so I doubt you need more unless you are hooking up more equipment.

good product for the use

Written By Bruce, Twin Cities, MN on Sunday, June 07, 2009

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The crimper came with 20 crimps that were more than enough for me to use. the wire cutter is sharp enough to cut wires. Wire stripper strips good. used it for 2 headunits and amp installs and its still working.

Right tools for the right job

Written By dave, Montrose, MN on Thursday, April 23, 2009

This tool ended up being very helpful and the price was right. Thanks

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Written By Phil, Thomaston, ME on Sunday, February 08, 2009

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Like many, I already have a crimp tool, but thought another one wouldn't hurt.

The crimps were invaluable, but the tool is a piece of junk. Did not crimp or strip. Not worth the trouble to send back.

A great deal

Written By Wes, Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, November 08, 2008

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I already have a crimp tool but I bought this because it was so cheap for the tool and caps together, and I figured it wouldn't hurt to have an extra. Honestly, I ended up soldering my wiring harness, but the crimp caps looked higher quality than many I've seen in the hardware store.

Looks Good

Written By Kristine, Central Jersey on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I didn't actually use this :P I saved $10 on my order so I figured I'll get this anyway (at least for future use). I'm majoring in Auto Tech so I just ended up soldering my wires in class for my new radio..

The only thing is the handle is a tad bit short. But, it's your regular handy crimp tool =P

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Written By Joe, Rhode Island on Thursday, August 14, 2008

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this tool is great it strips, cuts, and crimps wires. it is very useful for car audio installs such as new cd players and speakers.

Worth Every Penny

Written By Mike, NY,NY on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Comes with plenty of crimps to install a headunit an the crimp tools has other car an home audio uses.

A must have to install your stereo

Written By Alexander, Miami, FL on Thursday, February 15, 2007

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Its your standard crimping tool here. Use it to strip the ends of the wires and to pinch the crimp caps after twisting the wires together.

If you dont have one of these then u should definately buy one. The alternative for cheapskates is to use a sharp knife to strip the wires (will take much longer) and then needle nose pliers or your own teeth to crimp the caps.

You will need the caps though, at least 14 of them. So I recommend you just buy this unless you are a real pennypincher with alot of extra time on your hands.

Great for stripping and crimping a wire harness!

Written By Andre, Rockville, MD on Friday, April 07, 2006

I bought this along with a headunit and I must say for $6 it is amazing. Took only a few minutes to strip all the wires and crimp them together. Definately recommended to anyone.