A crimp tool is a tool that is used to join or connect two pieces of material by using compression to form a connecting bond. This type of hand tool is set to the desired pressure needed to effectively join two subjects together for a secure seal that allows a connection is made. Some crimp tools have pre-set dies for the terminal to ensure a precise seal. You can learn more in our complete guide to crimp tools. A crimp tool can be used for a variety of different tasks and depends on what type of crimp tool you are using. They are generally used for electrics and cabling, e.g., adding electrical connectors on to a wire or cable. Some crimpers also have cutters or wire stripper’s built-in as a multi-purpose tool which allows additional versatility across a range of applications.