Updated May 16, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

The 10 Best Crimpers

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in October of 2015. Whether you are a professional electrical contractor or doing some minor DIY around the house, our selection of wire crimpers should include the perfect tool for your next job. Many of these can also double as cutters and/or offer adjustable dies for a wide range of projects. They can handle network and phone cables, as well as electrical wires. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best crimper on Amazon.

10. Coolerguys HT-225D

9. Irwin Tools Vise-Grip

8. Channellock 909

7. Signstek AWG23-10

6. Klein Tools All-in-One

5. Iwiss Hexagonal

4. Engineer PAD-11

3. Knipex Lineman

2. Titan Tools 11950

1. Thomas & Betts TBM45S

Editor's Notes

May 15, 2019:

The Thomas & Betts TBM45S is coveted by professionals for it's lifetime durability, excellent leverage and ease of the rotating die wheel that makes adjustments quick and easy. The price might be cost prohibitive for those who won't use it everyday, but it still deserves the top spot.

The Titan Tools 11950 is still a solid choice for those who want some versatility in crimper because it's 6 quick-change jaws aren't quite as convenient as the rotating die wheel, but still fairly easy to use.

We chose to include the budget-friendly Channellock 909 and the Irwin Tools Vise-Grip even though they are not professional level for users who need them for the most basic wiring tasks.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on May 16, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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