T185 Compound Crimping Tool This four-nested precision crimping tool gives compound leverage of at least 15-1. Crimped properly, it will give full strength on copper and aluminum loop sleeve fittings 7020, 7025, 7030, 7047, and 7062. On ball end plug part nos. 401, 403, 405, and 410 and on threaded plug part nos. 455B, 458B, 460B, 465B, and 468B, it will give approximately 50% of rated cable strength when swaged over the nylon. Strip nylon for best swaging bond. This tool is designed for use on 7x7 or 7x19 construction cables. The scissor-action plier-type tool has jaws which are made of a tough chrome alloy steel. All component parts of the tool are hardened and tempered. The handles have nonslip plastic grips. Easy to use. Overall length 8-1/2˝. Shipping weight: 1 lb.
T188 Compound Crimping Tool T188 is a six-cavity multiple-sleeve crimping tool and is made of high carbon steel, heat treated and hardened with centerless ground shoulder bolts. It is used on loop sleeves and stop sleeves from 3/64-3/16˝ as indicated here. It covers a range of cable strengths from 270 lbs. to 4200 lbs. in both galvanized and stainless steel cables. Each tool is clearly size-coded, is shipped with full instructions and includes a “go” gauge for after crimping. Tool length: 20˝. Shipping weight: 5 lbs.
NOTE: We have determined through testing that the copper, aluminum, and stainless steel loop sleeves will hold in excess of 90% of nominal strength of galvanized or stainless steel cables manufactured to the fabrication requirements of MIL-DTL-83420 for 7x7 or 7x19 cables. Click here for strengths of stop sleeves. The holding power of sleeves on your cable should be checked by pull testing since the diameter and fabrication can vary from cable to cable. For cables of 1x7 or 1x19 construction, the use of two sleeves is recommended as well as thorough testing.
The T185/T188 tool is designed primarily for prototype or short-run applications. The strength of the crimp depends mainly upon the amount of pressure applied to the handles. For consistency, the same pressure should be applied when making more than one assembly. We recommend that all assemblies made with the T185/T188 be tested before use.
*NOTE: Select tool or cutter carefully; follow recommendations indicated. Consult factory if in doubt.
Tools and cutters are not returnable. Strength of joint is a responsibility of the tool user.
A cable, when crushed or deformed in cutting, is difficult to use with fittings. These Swiss made, precision cable cutters, with unique triangular jaws, are designed to prevent frayed ends.