12 - 26 AWG
Standard Adjustable Indent Crimp Tool
The DMC AF8, qualified to MIL-DTL-22520/1* and AS22520/1*, has virtually limitless application within the specified wire range of 12 through 26 AWG. Over a thousand turret heads are available to adapt the tool frame to your specific military or proprietary contact/wire combination. The 8 impression crimp, which is standard in the AF8, assures absolute maximum tensile strength with almost every closed barrel contact. Special indent configurations and gaging are available upon request.
For proper operation, the tool must be mated with one of the following optional accessories: a military standard or non-military turret head (TH-XXX Part No. Series), a military standard or non-military positioner (TP-XXX Part No. Series), or an adjustable head (Part No. UH2-5). This is done simply by orienting the head in the keyed position, and by tightening the hex socket screws provided as part of the head.
The precision ratchet controls cycling of the tool in both directions of handle movement. This assures the same accurate crimp every time. It's like having a quality control inspector at every work station.
Positive crimp depth is controlled by an 8 position selector knob conveniently located on the tool frame. The operator simply dials the desired step for the wire being used. This setting can be secured by use of a locking pin or safety wire.
The carefully engineered design achieves the absolute maximum mechanical advantage and the tool's light weight helps minimize operator fatigue.