Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WarrenJim Nice lightweight unit.
I was granted the opportunity of checking out the Gardner/Bender Tool & Terminal Kit, which consists of one crimper tool and 24 assorted terminals.
The tool can cut and rethread bolts, crimp terminals, crimp coax, cut wire, and strip wire. Cutting larger bolts is a bit of a task for the tool - I got it to work but would want something stronger if I had to use it frequently for that task. Crimping and stripping wires has been no problem.
My usage is to have it in my "go to" tool tote, the one that I grab when doing odd jobs around the house or garage. I have a dedicated electrical repair kit with a somewhat larger set of crimpers but this unit is smaller and lighter and just the sort of thing I want to have at hand if I run into an issue and don't want to haul out the electrical kit.
The handles are plastic dipped for comfort, but are not shockproof. You'd want to have the power off before using this tool on a circuit.
The tool is 8" long and has a nice balance. However the unit I received was exceedingly tight. I put a few drops of light machine oil on the pivot point and the surfaces that slide against each other. After wiping off the excess oil the crimper was easy to operate. If you have a set that is too tight, give a little 3-in-1 oil a try.
Those working in the industry as a professional would probably want something more robust, but at the market price for the tool and terminals I think it's a good value for the casual user or those on a budget or assembling a general use tool kit. Nice to have in the car trunk tool kit or the garage because of its size, weight, and versatility.
October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 20paws You get what you pay for...NOT
Bought this kit to replace a very old wire stripper and add some terminal bits. The tool is low-grade and was difficult to use when stripping wires, but the worst feature was the plastic covers for the handles kept coming off when I used the tool to strip wires. After 5 tries, I gave up, kept the terminals, and gave the stripper/crimper to a local thrift store. I've been shopping at Home Depot since 1985, and this is the first tool I've bought there that positively was a waste of money. Try a better grade stripping/crimping tool -- this one is a piece of junk.
June 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by alex8214997 review
I have tried to use this product to strip wire and crimp connector, and i have a difficult time in striping wire, but it worked fine in crimping connector. Now I decided to buy a better one.
January 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff1234 Good Value
Just needed to do some minor electrical work. I paid around $5 for the tool with the electrical connectors. The tool worked better than I thought it would. If you are looking to do only minor electrical work from time to time, this is a nice tool. If you do a lot of electrical work, then you would probably upgrade to a better tool.
June 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DalTXJim Had to return
The crimping tool may have been a good product, but was extremely hard to open/close, rendering it useless. Had to return and purchase a higher quality crimping tool.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JOHNE Excellent all in one cutter, stripper & crimper.
Made repairing a cut electrical wire a snap. It was fixed in less than 5 minutes.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vic83 Excellent deal! Great price!
Could not beat the price! Exactly what I needed to re-wire my trimmer.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johnnie Great for everything
I like this it is good for everything that you need it for
May 27, 2014