Model # KH538

Internet #202939733

Lincoln Electric Lug/Cable Crimping Tool

Lincoln Electric

Lug/Cable Crimping Tool

$1965 /each

Product Overview

The KH538 has a durable spring-loaded mechanism that holds terminals and lugs in place. Delivers 1400-1800 lbs. (635-815 kg) pull-out resistance (terminal to cable). Deep throat for easy insertion of terminal/lug fitted on cable end. Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench.
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Product Overview

The KH538 has a durable spring-loaded mechanism that holds terminals and lugs in place. Delivers 1400-1800 lbs. (635-815 kg) pull-out resistance (terminal to cable). Deep throat for easy insertion of terminal/lug fitted on cable end. Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench.
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Double slide support for rigidity
  • Extra clearance for flanged odd configuration terminals
  • Easy to read scale on sides of punch prevents under-crimping
  • Easy -to-read scale on sides of punch prevents under crimping
  • Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench

Product Overview

Model #: KH538
Internet #: 202939733

The KH538 has a durable spring-loaded mechanism that holds terminals and lugs in place. Delivers 1400-1800 lbs. (635-815 kg) pull-out resistance (terminal to cable). Deep throat for easy insertion of terminal/lug fitted on cable end. Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench.

  • Heavy duty construction
  • Double slide support for rigidity
  • Extra clearance for flanged odd configuration terminals
  • Easy to read scale on sides of punch prevents under-crimping
  • Easy -to-read scale on sides of punch prevents under crimping
  • Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
3
Product Length (in.)
3.0
Product Width (in.)
4.5

Details

Hand Tool Type
Crimper
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 days

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
3
Product Length (in.)
3.0
Product Width (in.)
4.5

Details

Hand Tool Type
Crimper
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 days

Questions & Answers

Will this crimp #6 awg wire

I am putting batt. connectors on #6 awg wire will this tool do the job.Thank you
Asked by: Bill
Bill, I'm 95% sure it would work for #6. The barrel of the lug rests in a V to accommodate different diameter lugs and the plunger travel should stroke far enough down. Basically, you insert the stripped cable in the lug. Place them upside down in the V (the flat end of the ring terminal facing up) and smack it two or three times with a 3lb. hammer. That's all there is to it. The crimp tool and dies that my son uses at work (he's an electrician) cost $600! I just looked at the date of your post. Oops! It was 6 months ago. You're probably done by now. Owen
Answered by: Dipstick
Date published: 2015-09-26

Will this tool crimp 2/0 wire?

Asked by: Heath
The tool will not crimp 2/0 cable.
Answered by: WeldingExperts
Date published: 2017-06-26

will this crimp winch cables

will this crimp winch cables
Asked by: tom
Yes it will.
Answered by: WeldingExperts
Date published: 2016-12-06

I need to crimp 10g, 8g, and 6g lugs; do you have a crimper like the Lincoln that can do these three?

Asked by: Moot
Moot, The KH538 can crimp those size gauages. I am attaching a photo where we did a test crimping a #8 lug with a 10 gauge copper wire.
Answered by: WeldingExperts
Date published: 2015-09-26
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Customer Reviews

Lug/Cable Crimping Tool is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more out of a brand name like Lincoln Electric. Does it work as advertised? yes, for t... Expected more out of a brand name like Lincoln Electric. Does it work as advertised? yes, for the most part. Good quality crimps made easily. Spring loaded punch holds the cable ends nicely before crimping begins. It advertises some sort of "crimping gauge" on the box, but unfortunately my crimper had no such markings anywhere...other than the words "CHINA" on it. It was also horribly dirty and covered in what I thought was protective oil. Once I took it out of the plastic wrapping, it turned out to be covered in surface rust, not protective oil. It functions fine, but not what I expected at all for the money.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The crimper does what it's designed for, to crimp battery lugs. For those of us who make an occas... The crimper does what it's designed for, to crimp battery lugs. For those of us who make an occasionally this is an inexpensive option. You can hit it with a a hammer a few times it makes a solid crimp. I find it works best if you have a you have a decent bench vise open the jaws just enough to insert the crimper and tighten the jaws fully. It just seems to extend the lifespan of the tool.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from compact and easy to use in tight places compact and easy to use in tight places
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bang and crimp Pretty easy to use, you kinda have to hold both sides and then hit the pin to crimp. It works! I usually have to hit it around three times with a good swing.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and works well. I recently bought a Lincoln Welding cable crimping tool from Home Depot. It's a simple tool to use and it enabled me to easily crimp lugs onto 1/0 battery cable for my 2.5 ton Army truck. The resulting cables were able to handle the 1,700 cold cranking amps at 24 volts my batteries can deliver. An inexpensive tool that works great!
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Capable and well made You can permanently affix this one. I like that the spring provides tension to the lug. Works well.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low Cost, Sturdy, Works Well! I used this to crimp terminal ends to several 2AWG battery cables. For several, I used this tool in a bench vice. For a couple others, I used a hammer and struck the top of the tool. The tool dealt with the punishment well, and made a nice clean, sturdy crimp. No complaints! This isn't a tool I will use often, but I imagine it will provide many years of on-and-off use.
Date published: 2015-02-19
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