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    3/8" air hose ferrule crimper

     



    Hi all.

    I'm looking for a good crimper for the ferrules on 3/8" air line. We have a crimp kit for 3/16" and 1/4", it has modified vice grips for the tool. I'm not incredibly confident with the tool. I'd prefer something hydraulic.
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    I'll see what kind of crimper/ crimps we have at the shop. The crimper is like a long press and it locks down hard. Works well. I know we got it from Myers tire supply but I don't think they sell to the public
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    This looks like a good one - I have not used it, but have several other Milton tools that are very good - especially for the price.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07528JV8L...detail_5?psc=1
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    I usually just come here to read and look at hot rod projects but occasionally I try to make a contribution.
    When I was young I worked for a service station supply and maintenance company. We made air hoses right off a roll we carried on the truck. We used a simple tool that you smack with a BFH. It can be used in a vice also.
    It was one like this;
    https://www.amazon.com/Western-Enter.../dp/B002FCJF8O
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    hose ferrell crimper

     



    oops double post
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    In the shop, vise, on the road, BFH... hahaha
    Once crimped, rotate to crimp again 4 equal crimps...

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    Battery cable crimpers work on air hoses also------
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    That was my thoughts also, why can't a cable crimped do double duty? I pulled the trigger on a hydraulic electrical crimper (metric) with ten dies. They are hexagonal crimps, and if it won't work out for the air hoses, at least I'll have a quality crimper for large lugs.
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    I recently had a bubble forming on my air hose at the crimped end of the hose. I took a Push-lock gas line fitting with a AN on one end and pipe thread on the other and put everything back together. Those push locks really bite in the hose and there are no leaks and it's back together.

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    My hydraulic electrical crimper came in. It does a fair job on the crimp. Because the dies are so narrow, I have to make two crimps to accommodate the length of the ferrules.

    Now I a. Going through the plant fixing air lines and getting the worm gear clamps off the hose ends.
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