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Old 03-14-2019, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hi all, I need a hand pump hydraulic crimper, mainly fir grounding. After look on this forum and ebay I narrowed down to either Burndy y35 or Thomas Betts tbm14m. On ebay, there are more tbm14m available with reasonable price, however their sies are so expensive compare to Burndy dies. My question is can I use burndy dies on tbm14m crimper?
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:33 AM   #2
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I am not sure about the interghangeability but I can say that I use a Burndy Y644M dieless for everything except high voltage. Like you say the dies are very expensivebut if you are doing grounding and using C taps you will need a Y35.
If you are not using C taps the Y644M dieless or the 2 piece version of it is a much better choice.
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I think Burndy's U dies will work. Mine came with a mixture of U and T&B dies. I think they'll work equally well, but it's one of those UL things, mixing crimpers, dies, and connectors. May find documentation to support it though.
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Hi all, I need a hand pump hydraulic crimper, mainly fir grounding. After look on this forum and ebay I narrowed down to either Burndy y35 or Thomas Betts tbm14m. On ebay, there are more tbm14m available with reasonable price, however their sies are so expensive compare to Burndy dies. My question is can I use burndy dies on tbm14m crimper?
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I think Burndy's U dies will work. Mine came with a mixture of U and T&B dies. I think they'll work equally well, but it's one of those UL things, mixing crimpers, dies, and connectors. May find documentation to support it though.
I know the connectors themselves generally have published crossover information regarding using a different brand crimper, but I have no experience in using different brands dies in a crimper.

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It was another of my Ebay purchases and it's in mint shape. Thought I might use it for direct buried secondaries, but never got around to it. The one time I had to make repairs lately, I used set screw type because I couldn't get my hands on any of the correct sized crimps.
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Thanks all. I received the Burndy Y35, it came with Burndy and T&B dies. I will post some of it works.
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