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Automotive electrical work.

How many people ran for cover? Even among tech-savvy Toolmongers, electrical work can be a big, hairy monster, partially due to the confusing nature of electrical diagnosis, and partially due to the wide variety of tools needed to do the work properly. Fortunately, one of the most common styles is pretty cheap.

Mac Tools retails a crimper designed to properly attach Weatherpack connectors, but there’s a nice bonus. Many different terminals can be secured with this crimper, even if they aren’t designed for it. Deutsch and Yazaki terminals work nicely in Weatherpack jaws, which isn’t a bad trifecta for $35. Unless you’re a pretty neurotic type-A personality, this will do nicely for occasional repairs. Anyone who’s used one of these before will probably note that this plier-style crimper isn’t as precise as a torque-sensing type, but careful use will navigate nicely around those issues.

Weatherpack Crimper [Mac Tools]

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6 Responses to Weatherpack Crimper

  1. Toolhearty says:

    I’m going to have to try a pair of these for work. The “low volume production” tool from Waldom/Molex is an expensive, stamped piece of crap (though it does work, mostly).

  2. Shopmonger says:

    I will stick to my old fashion multi-crimps…… Nothing like dancing with whom brought you….


  3. Lance says:

    Not sure the big fuss is on these…been around for a while, overpriced on the mac trucks but can be found at at AutoZone, NAPA at half the price…
    Besides, MAC is about to go complete under with the recent corporate shake up and acquisition from Vidmar and S3

  4. Wrecker says:

    Hey…the local mac man had his truck up at the county flea market this weekend. Selling everything cash and carry at 35% off list! He said he’s going out of business because mac was making big changes!

  5. Drew says:

    How interesting…our mac guy, after ten faithful years, recently had a clearance sale on his truck. He said very much the same, that Mac was taken over by Stanley Vidmar and they’re dissolving the mobile tool trucks in favor of another division that will cater to big industry and military. Changing times I guess…

  6. Darren says:

    Wow…i thought mac was doing fine but our mac guy just folded after 12 years. He said the company has lost sight of the mobile tool business and would rater sell to large industry. He admitted that most of their tools are made in the same Proto tool plant in Dallas or by other company. They make some tool boxes but most of their manufacturing is contracted out. We’ll miss him – all that is left is Snappy and he’s a ripoff. hardly anyone will deal with him.

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