The C501 open frame series of crimping tool features a system of interchangeable dies which eliminate the need for separate fixed die crimp tools for each and every different application. The crimping dies to
snap into the tool frame and is retained in place by internal spring clips. The tool frames are equipped with a positive ratchet assembly which controls complete handle movement in both directions. Dies are available in a variety of combinations having single & double cavity design. These dies to accommodate most coaxial and biaxial connectors and contacts conforming to MIL-C-39012, MIL-C- 39029 and numerous proprietary configurations.