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    Does anyone know where I can buy a crimp tool for use with standard 4mm crimp banana plugs? Are they expensive?

    Many thanks,

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    yes....qed airloc crimp tool...stone audio £293.62.....feck me backwoods...

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    - Right well that's the end of that idea then. I'll just get some regular screw type banana plugs for my new speaker cable then.

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    Just take the cables to sevenoaks they will fit those for a few quid a plug

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    What's wrong with solder?
    CD players - computer audio for dummies.

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    seasidersrock wrote:
    yes....qed airloc crimp tool...stone audio £293.62.....feck me backwoods...
    I've got one you can have for a 100

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    Surely there must be a cheaper, non QED branded version around?

    As to solder, I don't think my iron is powerful enough to get the solder to bond with the banana plug itself. Although I could use flux to aid with this I suppose...

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    Lefty, that's the one I've got.

    It's the only crimp tool with enough pressure to get the O2 out of the crimp.

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    i bought a £5 pen style blowtorch for soldering. with heavy guage cable you wont get enough heat in the cable to solder effectively.

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    JCL wrote:
    It's the only crimp tool with enough pressure to get the O2 out of the crimp.
    - I'll leave it to the dealers then.

    The new cable is only QED 79 strand @ £1/m so definitely not economical to get that crimp tool! The banana plugs cost more than the cable :green:

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    THIS will probably do it...

    Otherwise, save the effort and an extra connection by just using bare wire!

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