On the last order some slight changes were made to the DIY-HST tool. These changes were made in order to further differentiate the CMI tool from a knock-off tool. We went all the way back to the drawing board and used the AMP/TE Connectivity specifications for the crimp nests.
Sadly, in the last year, we had two individuals try & return or exchange "look-a-like tools" claiming they "did not perform correctly". In neither of these cases were the tools purchased from Compass Marine Inc.. Some of the changes are only for us to know about, and other small tweaks customers may spot. With this large OEM order CMI was also able to meet and attain an OEM level discount thus reducing the price of this tool by over $4.00.
The Compass Marine DIY-HST Heat Shrink Terminal Crimp Tool:
This is an excellent quality DIY level controlled cycle ratcheting crimp tool specifically designed for: FTZ Crimp'N Seal, Burndy, AMP/TE Connectivity, Ancor or Molex terminals only. Any terminals purchased via eBay or Amazon, which are often counterfeits, is not supported.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT CRIMP STANDARD INSULATED TERMINALS WITH THIS TOOL. HEAT SHRINK TERMINALS ONLY!
Some retailers are selling a similar looking tool for $65.00 to $159.00. Please don't be fooled by imitation mainland Chinese look-a-like knock-offs that don't perform the same as the DIY-HST tool does. The DIY-HST is made in Taiwan, not made in mainland China like the cheaper knock-off tools. Certainly an excellent value at well under $40.00.