After nearly three years of testing, 63 tools in total both domestic & imported, I have finally developed an excellent quality controlled cycle parallel action ratcheting double-crimp tool & double crimp die. The dies in this tool are as close to the AMP tools as could be sourced without jumping up $200.00 in price.
The machining and tolerances are excellent and this tool represents a tremendous value in a double-crimping tool. I make a small margin, for the web site, on this tool and pass it onto my readers at a very competitive price. Every little bit helps keep MarineHowTo.com a FREE site.
Some US companies also import this crimp frame, with their logo & dies & sell it for $265.00 - $440.00. I sell it readers of www.MarineHowTo.com for $69.70 and have done all the leg work to ensure you are getting a tool that actually makes a good crimp for yellow red and blue insulated terminals.
Please don't be fooled by mainland Chinese look-a-like knock offs, with horribly sloppy dies. They will not perform the same as this tool does. Yes, this tool is imported, at the value I desired, it has to be. This tool is made in Taiwan not made in mainland China like the cheaper poor crimping tools do. You'll not find a better double crimping tool for the money and certainly won't find a quality vertical-action tool at this price or quality point, I know I bought & tested 63 of them...