The 5 Best A/C Hose Crimpers

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in October of 2018. If you're serious about auto repair, then you should consider investing in one of these A/C hose crimpers. They're pricier than most tools, and you're not likely to use them very often, but if they spare you a trip to the mechanic, they'll quickly pay for themselves. We've included both manual and hydraulic options, so you can decide for yourself how hard you want to work. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. MasterCool Hydra-Krimp 71500

2. Amflo 855

3. MasterCool 71550

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2019:

The biggest choice users need to make when deciding on a crimper is whether they want a manual or hydraulic option. Hydraulics are quicker and easier, making them more suitable for professional shops, but they are also more expensive. The average DIY-er should do fine with a manual model and a wrench, but we won't judge you if you opt to spend a little more for convenience's sake.

4. Kohstar Manual

5. MXbaoheng SD-7842B

Quincy Miller
Last updated by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.

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