saylors review - sanuke hx 50b terminal lug wire crimper

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  1. saylor

    saylor Senior Member

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    Hi forum! today i test out the sanuke lug crimping tool for your viewing pleasure. it was a blamazon purchase. came with like 10 lugs to start you off with.
    this thing:
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    saylor Senior Member

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    lets start with the on-the-box description:

    COPPER TUBE TERMINAL CRIMPING (copper tube??)

    FOR

    TERMINATING CABLE LGUS (what the hell is a lgus???)

    FROM HEXAGON CRIMPING (ok i guess...)

    WITHMOV EABLE AND (holy crap ya got me there)

    REVOL VINGDIES (im gonna revol my vingdies?)

    50 mm 2 (canadian stuff)

    HAND CRIMPING TOOLS
     
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    saylor Senior Member

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    ok - now there are no paper instructions, and i have never operated one of these before. tbh i went and DDGd up a how to video from someone. you push down the spring pins in the head and change the die around to the size you need. then open the jaw, put the lug in, close jaw until it has ahold of the lug. put your wire in the end of the lug. compress.

    anyways - back to the instructions. there is a sticker on the handle. lets read it so we dont pinch our finger or anything:

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    OPERATION GUIDE

    1. The pressure meet terminal must select and use appropriate terminal specifications first being put into use coordinating the correct implement again when being put into use

    2. Revolution retinue pressure model arrives at correct location

    3. retinue pressure model specification must be going to identical to need Pinggl who plasec

    4. Pay attention to the original place placing the latch be obliged to can be put into use just now

    5.) Do not fall again please
     
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    saylor Senior Member

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    here is the first finished crimp on 4 AWG wire with one of the lug ends that came with the kit.
    it kind of pinches up the top and smushes the bottom sorta. this wire has 2 crimps i turned the wire 180 over and crimped again:
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    Joseph James Well-Known Member

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    I’m guessing that lgus is Chinglish. Be glad they didn’t say it was for rugs.
     
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    saylor Senior Member

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    so i get out there today to do some crimps, and i notice
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    lookit the right side crimper. the spring and c clip are not there. at some point during the night it shot off there into space. somewhere in my garage. no idea where. could be anywhere hope i dont step on it. ill be sending it back and getting the IWISS i guess...
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Only one size dies with it?
     
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    The good ones by someone like Greenlee are expensive.
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Did it say on the box "Made in China"?

    Dave
     
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    Cheap tools break while you need them! All of the electrical tools I have ever bought were USA or German made. Not going to bet my life on an insulated screwdriver made in China.

    I worked with an older electrician who should know better but he bought a big clamp meter at Harbor Freight. Rated 750 VAC. First time he tried to check voltage on a 480 volt circuit the meter went up in smoke.
     
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    this box would have said "Maed in Chnia." i'll stake 'em with a straight chisel, but i solder and heat shrink as well.
     
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    saylor Senior Member

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    the dies in the head of it spin and it has like 5 or 6 sizes.

    i figured with this thick of wire and these kinds of power i should at least attempt to use the correct tool to crimp them

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    I agree with you. A lot of electrical work that isn’t correctly done will last for a while and then it goes up in smoke.

    Not sure what you are mounting to, but you can get lugs that mount with a stud.
     
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    holy bat-poop... I'd just go back to a stock sound system :poke::lol:
     
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    Since it hasn't been said yet I'll say it:

    try not to die.
     
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    4 awg wire is not equal 50 mm crimp . to crimp a 4 awg wire in MM it is equal to 25 MM Crimp thats way you have the big ears from the crimp and that is no good
     
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    i appreciate the comment. the tool has adjustable dies in the head 6mm, 10,, 16,, 25,,35,, 50mm.
     
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    blamazon replaced mine same item exchange so im keepin the sanuke brand and not getting the iwiss brand.
     
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    that was my next question does the dies turn for different sizes when you are crimping a lug you don't have to turn it 180 degrees make sure your first crimp is on the opening of the lug where the wire go's in because when you crimp it the copper is going to expand so when you crimp the second crimp which will be in the middle of the lug it will help fill the lug with the expanding copper and you will have a good connection as long as you use the right size wire and lug