If you assemble your own battery cables, you know how tricky it can be to get a good mechanical connection between the battery cable and the end terminal. This tool makes it almost effortless to make a reliable crimp on the first try.
Simply insert your crimp-on terminal between the striker and the cradle, then insert your prepared cable into the terminal. With the tool on a hard surface, whack the striker with a hammer. That's all there is to it!
You don't have to rely on guesswork to know if the crimp is done correctly. A depth gauge on the side of the striker lets you know instantly if the crimp was successful. If the crimp isn't deep enough, just hit it again (and make a note to use a heavier hammer next time).* Made in USA. Color may vary.
* A 3-pound sledge takes very little effort to crimp our battery ring terminals (Part Nos. 4139 through 4144). A 2-pound hammer will require a bit of a firm swing. A 1-pound hammer may take two or more fairly hard strikes.