We like tools a lot here at Bikerumor, especially tools which help to make working on bikes as pro as possible – even if it’s something as simple as crimping a cable. Jagwire’s new Pro Cable Cutter and Crimper does just that in the pro manner you would expect. In addition to having a high quality cutting edge for snipping cables to the right length, the Cutter also features a little pocket in the center of the tool for a cable crimp. Place the crimp in the hole, insert the cable into the crimp, squeeze the handles, and the crimping head squeezes down from three sides at once leaving you with the perfectly crimped cable. The position and size of the tool makes us think it would be a lot easier to squeeze into tight spaces on a bike, especially since you no longer have to hold the crimp in place until you squeeze it. Added bonus – need to reuse that cable in a pinch? Use the hook built in to the inside of the tool to pull the old crimp off the cable leaving you with a cable end that you might be able to re-insert into the housing – if you’re lucky.
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