Sea Striker CH18 Heavy Duty Hand Crimper

Sea Striker CH18 Heavy Duty Hand Crimper

Price: $140.99
TD Code
Professional Heavy Duty Hand Crimper
- Crimps from 1.0mm to 4.2mm with ease
- Length: 16 inches; weight: 4.2 lbs.
- Non-slip grips
- Crimping head has five fixed positions
- Easy adjustment and good leverage action
$140.99 USD
Sea Striker Professional Heavy Duty Hand Crimper - Crimps from 1.0mm to 4.2mm with ease - Length: 16 inches; weight: 4.2 lbs. - Non-slip grips - Crimping head has five fixed positions - Easy adjustment and good leverage action

Model CH18 Specifications

1/32 2.5mm 1.0mm - 1.5mm
3/64 3.5mm 1.5mm - 2.0mm
1/16 4.6mm 2.0mm - 2.2mm
3/32 6.1mm 3.0mm - 3.5mm
1/8 8.0mm 3.5mm - 4.2mm
3.5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By Chris
myrtle beach s.c.
January 27, 2015
They work just as expexcted
Prosvery functional
By Pete
Tampa, Florida
Harbor Freight Precision
September 8, 2014
I just unboxed these and perhaps they can be adjusted, but when I pay top dollar for a product I do not expect it to require mundane tuning. Upon initial inspection there are three show-stoppers:

1. the crimp holes are out of alignment by about 1/128 inch. The right jaw is slightly lower than the left. The misalignment extends from the tip of the jaws down to where the compounding assembly is press fitted into the handle. The press fit has a corresponding gap in the left handle which explains the mismatch. This is non-adjustable.

2. The casting of the upgraded jaws is fair at best. There are 4 prominent voids (the largest is 1/4 inch wide and 1/32 inch deep) where the cast was not filled with molten metal, or that metal separated upon extraction from the mould. Again, ok for a low-budget tool but not for what is sold as the top-of-the-line crimper.

3. The stop point on the compounding assembly is asymetrical to an large degree. The touch point is not a flat surface as pictured,but merely a small point on the right jaw. This will flatten with usage and throw off the geomety of future crimps. This is also non-adjustable.xs

The tool was manufactured and assembled in China with a lack of attention to detail. The tool in its present state cannot execute a clean crimp. If the die were altered to cutters it could easily slice through a large bolt, but that has no value when performing the task for which the tool is being sold.
By Stacy
New Franklin, OH
Swaging tool
July 16, 2014
I used this as soon as I received it. Making all my shark leaders it crimped the sleeves just beautiful. Smooth action from open to close. And i believe you can crimp all size sleeves with it. Very happy with the product.
ProsSmooth through the entire crimp. Has an easier squeeze than past tools I have used.
ConsHeavy not one that you want to lug around, but that's why you make them ahead of time.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Cain Garrett
from florida asked:
March 10, 2020
what hole would i use for 2.5mm ?
1 Answer
Here is a link for more information on the CH-18 crimper depending on whether that is your crimp or monofilament size:

Submitted by: Brian on March 13, 2020

from Auke Bay, AK asked:
April 15, 2015
Are these stainless steel? Worried about rust in the salt water environment.
1 Answer
Katy, these are not Stainless steel. As long as they are not left out and cleaned after use in salt water they will be fine.
Submitted by: Frank on April 15, 2015

cliff dillinger
from florida asked:
April 29, 2014
can you crimp a double barrel crimp with these?
1 Answer
Yes Cliff. You can do a double barrel crimp with these.
Submitted by: Customer Service on April 29, 2014


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