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    So I got some new wire and lugs. Iím trying to avoid paying for a expensive crimper. Iíve called a few auto shops to see if they would crimp them and seems no one ever crimps wire. One place I called the guy said heís been soldering them for 25 yrs no problem. Iíd prefer crimp and shrink wrap. Question is would soldering be ok? From what I read a lot people are agains just soldering it seems. He told me to put it in a vise and get the solder hot then stick the wire in.


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    Where are you located?

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    My dad used to just put the lug on the wire and take vise grips and crimp them! He would readjust a little each time until he had them crimped! If you have the room, a chisel and a hammer will do it as well! Just make sure the chisel is blunt.


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    If you have a harbor freight close they have a hydraulic crimper for $70.00, amazon has some for $50.00

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    IMOHO if done right soldering is far superior to crimping
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    Do you have a Farm Supply Co-Op near? Or a Hydraulic Hose supplier?
    Some Commercial Welding Supply houses will crimp lugs.

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    Try getting an electrician to crimp it?

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    I have one,where you located?

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    I live in Dixon, Missouri. Iím in construction and Iíve thought about asking a electrician, I just havenít seen one this week. Usually they are up my butt, but nowhere to be found when you need one. I have a few places to try today, thanks for the help guys


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    A vice will crimp them just fine.
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