Best Crimping Tool UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best crimping tools that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.

If you have done any work with electrics then you have probably had to use a wire crimper many times. In precision work like this, good  tools are essential as you want to be quick, precise and you don't want to be worried about not getting a good connection.

There are so many of these crimpers and kits on the market that its really hard to know whats good and whats not. Some of these will last for a lifetime and some, frankly are just rubbish. Its even hard to tell by price these days as there are many cheap tools posing as good quality,

Our reviews look at all that's out there so that you find out the pros and the cons of a tool before you actually buy it.

Crimping tool kit

Just below you will see our top 5 list of crimping tools. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Preciva Crimper Plier Set 

Best Crimping Tool by Buyer Rating

The top 5 are as follows:

Rank

Product

Satisfaction

1

Preciva Crimper Plier Set

96%

2

Preciva Insulated Ratcheting Wire Terminals Crimping Tool Kit

95%

3

Draper Expert 35574 Ratchet-Action Terminal Crimping Tool

92%

4

Preciva Cable Ratchet Crimping Plier Kit

90%

5

Crimping Tool for Insulated Electrical Connectors

88%

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Preciva Crimper Plier Set Summary Review

  • 96% customer satisfaction with 88% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
  • Perfect Design and Quality Manufacture
  • Ratchet Design for easy handling in tight spaces.
  • Suitable for insulated and uninsulated terminals bits from 0.25 to 10 mm²
  • 1200 assorted terminals in the kit
  • Easily the best crimping tool we could find for value and quality

No 2 - Preciva Insulated Ratcheting Wire Terminals Crimping Tool Kit Summary Review

  • 95% Customer Satisfaction with 84% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
  • High quality Alloy steel
  • Ratcheting mechanism for one handed use
  • Crimping size range from AWG22-10
  • 700pcs- 27 types of wire terminals connectors
  • Again an excellent tool and kit, just a bit more expensive and has less connectors

No 3 - Draper Expert 35574 Ratchet-Action Terminal Crimping Tool Summary Review

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating with 74% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
  • pvc hand grips
  • carbon steel, hardened & tempered jaws
  • Suitable for crimping insulated terminals as follows- red channel-0.5-1.00mm², blue channel-1.5-2.5mm² and yellow channel- 4.0-6.0mm²
  • Continuous crimping at preset tension

No 4 - Preciva Cable Ratchet Crimping Plier Kit Summary Review

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating with 74% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
  • Carbon steel
  • Crimping Range: AWG 22-16 0.5-1.5mm
  • 600 terminal connectors
  • Fully adjustable
  • Good value

No 5 - Crimping Tool for Insulated Electrical Connectors Summary Review

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating
  • The tool has a star wheel that allows to adjust crimping height
  • Clamps tightly first time every time
  • Professional grade crimping die
  • Works better with insulated terminals
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY

Crimping Tool Buying Tips

  1. Electricians will be very particular about the exact type of crimper they want to own and use
  2. Home owners simply need a good quality basic crimper set that allows them to be flexible for doing slightly different jobs
  3. You will want to  buy a crimper that's easy to use, probably one handed. So you will need a ratcheted model
  4. You will also want a strong tool that wont break and will stand the test of time
  5. Make sure they will cover various different sizes of connectors
  6. Always go for a quality tool for this type of job as you don't want to spend time going over all your connections checking them
  7. You want a good solid connection first time,  every time!

The bottom line is that if you are planning on doing any electrical work, then a good quality crimper set is a very sound investment.

There are plenty of cheap sets on the market, and we have seen them as low as £2-3 for a set in certain well known pound stores. Run a million miles from those as all they will do is make a straightforward job a nightmare.

The better sets will be around £30, or £20 for the tool without the connections. I can assure you that this is the minimum price you need to pay and you wont regret it.

After that it really is all about the quality of the connection and if you do 50 of them and one isn't good, you just give yourself a whole lot more work!

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