You pay a ton of money for a good crimper and it’ll only crimp one style of connector. Knipex feels your pain, so with their MultiCrimp crimping pliers you get either three or five common, interchangeable crimping dies in a quick-change magazine.
Knipex makes all the stressed parts from a special steel, then oil-hardens and tempers them. They calibrate each tool precisely in the factory so you’ll get repeatable, high-quality crimps each time. Dual-color ergonomic handles let you crimp with either one or two hands.
You can quickly change dies without tools. A round magazine securely holds the extra dies, keeps them free of dirt, and sports a belt clip so you can keep the extras close at hand.
Knipex’s MultiCrimp with three dies runs about $260 while the version with five dies runs about $340.