Wire Stripper, Crimper and Heat Shrink Connection Torch Recommendations

Prdlobster

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What are some good wire strippers, crimpers and heat shrink connection torches? Looking for individual tools not the combos. Basic, no frills is fine.
 

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1605778919203.png I used to really like this "STYLE" with the crimper above the joint. However I forget if it was Klein or the SK one I bought would actually start to roll over on the 14-16 which pissed me off. T&K Or something used to make a nice model of this but it was like $60.

For Stripper I do like this version and usually have both on the boat.

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For little torches, I sort of switch to battery powered heat gun recently, not sure how I like it, havent used it enough. Little butane guy works fine but I have some reservations about using them sometimes.
 

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heat gun for stripping paint is what I use for shrink fittings/tubing.

I've used the cheapo auto strippers before. They work good, till they break.

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I use an old set of Radio Shack strippers like the vise grips pictured above. They are perfect for trying to get a bunch of wires stripped with consistent bare ends. Something I've been using off the boat lately has been the Wago (and not the knock off brand) lever. 221 sample order | WAGO USA Some seem to think they meet ABYC or other standards, but not sure how I feel about them on a boat. I'm now down to heat shrink and solder or the lever nuts, including on our ATV.
 
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