Cable crimper goes easy on hands

Thomas and Betts has redesigned its Sta-Kon Comfort Grip to require 25 percent less handle force than before.

The redesigned Sta-Kon Comfort Grip cable crimper from Thomas & Betts requires 25 percent less handle force to complete a crimp than earlier versions. T&B says the new version requires as much as 75 percent less handle force than similar tools on the market. The redesigned cable crimper also includes ergonomic features including overmolded handles that naturally place the hands in a safe, strain-reducing position. A new feature, the Crimp-Assist foot, stabilizes the tool when it is placed on a work surface for additional leverage when crimping large connectors.

The crimper's Shure-Stake mechanism ensures a crimp cycle is completed before it releases to the open position.

The Sta-Kon line of tools is UL-listed for use with Sta-Kon connectors, T&B says, adding that similar tools in the line are available for terminals, flags, ferrules and disconnects ranging from 6 to 22 AWG with both insulated and non-insulated jackets.

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