Large Gauge Crimp Tools


DMC provides an extensive line of large gauge crimp tools for high reliability wiring systems. 


Many die configurations for crimping terminals and splices are required for OEM and maintenance operations. AWG size is one determining factor, but each die configuration has a designated tool series. The hand tool is the basis of each tool series and suitable for the low volume of prototype or repair work. For higher volume production and intermediate/depot maintenance, a tool series might include pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools, battery hydraulic tools, or electric hydraulic tools.

23 Series Indent Crimp Tools


The 23 Series tools include the HDE23C, WA23 (M22520/23), and HD23.


The WA23 large gauge pneumatic crimp tool functions with the push of a button for operator ease. This heavy duty crimp tool accommodates large size contacts 8 through 0000 (AWG) and operates on standard 90–120 psi (5.4–8.16 BAR) shop air sources. 


The standard die assembly and locator are easily interchangeable with no special tool required. Custom dies and locators may be designed to specific requirements. An optional foot valve is available upon request.


DMC also offers a Hydraulic version HD23 and the Battery Powered version HDE23C


**DMC's WA23 is Comparable to Pico 400 Crimp Tool or Rennsteig 400 Series.

23 Series Dies & Pico/Rennsteig Cross-Reference

51 Series Form Crimp Tools


The 51 Series tools include the XHD51, HDE51C, and the HD51.


The HD51 Medium Duty Hydraulic Crimper is the most popular hand operated hydraulic crimper.


The HD51 is still lightweight at 4.6 pounds, but the 5.5 tons of die force and the larger die configuration extends the range of crimping capabilities to 2/0 AWG* conductors in many applications.


DMC also offers a Battery Powered version HDE51C and a Remote Hydraulic Head XHD51

120 Series Large Gauge Hydraulic Crimp Tools


The 120 Series tools include the TBHD1M, HDE120C, and the HD120.


The HD120 (M5259/3-01*) is a hand actuated hydraulic crimp tool designed to use interchangeable MS23002-XX dies (for insulated lugs), MS90485-XX dies (for un-insulated lugs) and MS25442-XX dies (for aluminum lugs). It has a two stage hydraulic system with automatic pressure relief to prevent over compression, and automatic die retraction after the crimp cycle. It has a crimp force of 12 tons.


This tool is a hand operated hydraulic equivalent to DMC tool part number TBHD1M (MS25441-1) 12 ton Remote Hydraulic Head. 


DMC also offers a Battery Powered version HDE120C.


Dies and locators are interchangeable between power types.


*QPL in progress

 136 Series Dieless 4-Indent Hydraulic Crimp Tools 


The 136 Series tools include the XHC136C,  XHC136, HCE136C, and the HC136.


DMC’s HC136  dieless four-indent crimpers provide a symmetrical four-sided crimp (at 90º intervals) intended to crimp copper and aluminum lug terminals & splices. All of these tools have 6.2 tons of crimp force. The crimp pressure against the resistance of the metal conductor assembly will cause the tool to crimp to a depth where there is metal to metal bottoming (gas tight crimp joint on aluminum and soft copper).


The HC136 produces 6.2 tons of crimp force. The range of crimping capabilities starts with small conductors (around 1⁄4 inch in diameter) to 4/0 AWG conductors on copper, and 750 MCM applications on aluminum.


DMC also offers a battery powered version HCE136C and a remote hydraulic heads XHC136C and XHC136. The XHC136C is an open frame version.


Triangle indenter shape is standard. Optional indent designs are available. Consult DMC.