This tool and terminal kit include a handy tool that cuts and strips copper or aluminum 10-22 AWG solid and stranded wire, crimps coax and cuts and rethreads bolts. Kit also includes the most popular sizes and types of terminals for jobs around the house and under the hood. These quick and reliable crimp-type ring and spade terminals, female disconnects and butt splices feature vinyl insulated barrels and are color coded by wire gauge size. Terminals are cULus listed and rated at 600-Volt with a temperature rating of 167° Fahrenheit (75° Celsius). Kit includes 3 each ring and spade terminals, butt splices and female disconnects in 22-16 AWG (Red) and 3 each in 16-14 AWG (Blue) for a total of 24 terminals and one tool all packaged in a handy reusable organizing case.
Tool can cut and strip copper or aluminum 10-22 AWG solid and stranded wire
Tool can crimp co-ax and cuts and rethreads bolts
Quick and reliable crimp-type terminals feature vinyl insulated barrels
Kit includes 3 of each ring and spade terminals, butt splices and female disconnect in 22-16 AWG (Red) and 3 each in 16-14 AWG (Blue)
Terminals are cULus listed and rated at 600-Volt
Terminals offer a temperature rating of 167°F (75°C)
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.