When it comes to crimping tools for professional electricians Greenlee has been one of the industry leaders also since the process was invented. They have a wide range of manual and hydraulic tools but more recently the trend has been moving toward cordless tools (technically these are still hydraulic tools but powered by a battery).
Another trend we are seeing more often is dieless crimping tools which don’t require carrying a case with various sized dies which can easily get lost. The dieless system offers some advantages as well as some disadvantages and has not been fully accepted in the industry. To take a closer look at two of Greenlee’s most popular cordless crimping tools we asked Blake from Greenlee Tools to stop in and help shed some additional light on the subject. The first is the die crimp tool EK628L11 ($1639) which doesn’t include any dies as well as the EK06FTL11 ($3699) for dieless crimps.
Greenlee GATOR® EK628 18V Die Crimping Tool
Greenlee Gator® EK06FTL 18V Die-Less Crimping Tool
For additional information on any Greenlee Tools or the Makita 18V LXT battery platform that powers them contact the pros at Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 and they would be happy to help you find the right tool for the job.