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Factory Crimping vs Hand Crimping

Posted by Miami Stainless on 06-Apr-2017 10:00:00

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The decision between whether to use factory or hand crimping can be dependent on a number of factors.  We have put together a list of pros and cons for each method to help you make the right decision for your project.



Factory Crimping


  • Quicker installation 
  • No swaging tools required
  • Sleeker finish
  • Stronger swage
  • Extremely DIY Friendly


  • Extra cost
  • Project posts need to be installed before wires can be ordered


Factory crimping produces a neat, professional and strong swage without the hassle of doing it yourself. Our dedicated in-house team can stainless fittings such as bottlescrews and swage terminals.




Hand Crimping


  • Can measure & swage on site
  • Easy for DIY Installers


  • Special tools required
  • Longer install time
  • Not as many options for fittings
  • Not as streamline 




For those wanting to give a DIY job a go we offer instructions booklets, instructional videos and over the phone advice.  We also have crimping tools for sale and hire.


If you need to cost our a job use our online balustrade calculator which will quote up your job for you and you can add all the components to your shopping cart with one click.


Click Here To Start Balustrade Quote


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