Patent Number: 6,293,004

Title: Lengthwise compliant crimping tool

Abstract: A hand-held crimping tool is characterized by having an elongated body and a lever arm which is pivoted at one end to the body to actuate a plunger having a chuck and spring-loaded biasing member movable toward and away from a seat on a die portion into which a coaxial cable end can be inserted in facing relation to the biasing member, a plurality of crimpable connectors in succession being loosely assembled on each cable end between the biasing member and seat so that when the lever arm or handle is squeezed toward the body and imparts axial movement to the plunger to force a preassembled crimping ring on each connector to radially compress each connector into sealed engagement with the cable end, the biasing member will compensate for differences in length of said connctors.

Inventors: Holliday; Randall A. (Westminster, CO)


International Classification: B25B 27/02 (20060101); B25B 27/10 (20060101); H01R 43/042 (20060101); H01R 43/04 (20060101); H01R 9/05 (20060101); H01R 043/042 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018