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Or at least be good enough?

Can anyone recommend a crimper that has dies for power pole and various coax? Bonus if it does network cable as well. I’ve looked around but am kinda confused on this.
 

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You won't find one crimper, but you can buy the crimper frame (handles) and then the individual dies for the connectors you need.

Take a look at a company like Techni-tool Techni-Tool: Industrial Supplies, Tools, Soldering & MRO and pick out what you need.
It'll be expensive, stuff from there usually is. You may find it is cheaper to buy individual crimpers for what you need.

I have a number of different models, just worked out that way. There are some pretty good kits out there that will give you a lot of capability for not too much money.
 

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That’s what I’m looking for. I’ve found some that do all the RF cables (with the proper die installed). I just think it would be nice to be able to throw a different set of dies for electrical work.
 

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This is hobbyist quality, but seems to have dies for a wide range of connectors:
I have a very similar kit to that at home. Works just fine for doing RG-58 crimp connectors.
I have a higher end kit for work stuff, but I didn't want to bring that home every time I needed it. After 10 years or so, that kit is still working fine.
 

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I have an earlier version of these that have done very well for me.

 

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So it seems like I’ll need a separate crimper for RF and electrical work then. I was really hoping someone made one that had dies for both.
 

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So it seems like I’ll need a separate crimper for RF and electrical work then. I was really hoping someone made one that had dies for both.
The crimper in the link I posted has dies for crimping, according to the description, "Anderson Powerpoles, Molex connectors, Insulated and Uninsulated terminals, PLUS Coax Connectors of all types on LMR-400, 9913, RG-8, RG-213, RG-8X, RG-58, RG-316, RG-174, and more."

Crimping modular connectors (RJ-45, etc.) is a little different since the crimper has to push down the plastic "wedge" that hold the cable and push down the 4, 6, or 8 IDC contacts that push down on the individual wires.
 

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The crimper in the link I posted has dies for crimping, according to the description, "Anderson Powerpoles, Molex connectors, Insulated and Uninsulated terminals, PLUS Coax Connectors of all types on LMR-400, 9913, RG-8, RG-213, RG-8X, RG-58, RG-316, RG-174, and more."

Crimping modular connectors (RJ-45, etc.) is a little different since the crimper has to push down the plastic "wedge" that hold the cable and push down the 4, 6, or 8 IDC contacts that push down on the individual wires.
thanks. My bad. I originally looked at the page on phone. Now that I looked again on my iPad, it looks like exactly what I need.
 
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