How to select a hydraulic hose crimper for your shop.
There are two types of hydraulic hose crimpers – adjustable and non-adjustable also called "positive stop".
Examples of non-adjustable crimper brands are "parker" and "weatherhead"
This means that if you buy a parker crimper, you will have to buy parker hose and fittings for it (or a knock-off brand that matches it's crimp spec requirements.
It also means that if you buy a weatherhead crimper, you will have to buy weatherhead hose and fittings for it (or a knock-off brand that matches it's crimp spec requirements.
There are many brands of adjustable hydraulic hose crimpers:
If you have an adjustable crimpr, it means that it will usually be able to crimp fittings and hose from another brand than the crimper itself. The crimper will have to have the die range and crimp force to do a proper crimp. Call us if you have questions.
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