AF8 - M22520/1-01 Standard Adjustable Indent Crimp Tool

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  • 12 - 26 AWG Wire Range
  • Qualified to MIL-DTL-22520/1 and AS22520/1
  • Accommodates Daniels single and multiple position turret heads

The DMC AF8, qualified to MIL-DTL-22520/1* and AS22520/1*, has virtually limitless applications within the specified wire range of 12 through 26 AWG. Over a thousand turret heads are available to adapt the tool frame to your specific military or proprietary contact/wire combination. The 8 impression crimp, which is standard in the AF8, assures absolute maximum tensile strength with almost every closed barrel contact. Special indent configurations and gaging are available upon request.

For proper operation, the tool must be mated with one of the following optional accessories: a military standard or non-military turret head (TH-XXX Part No. Series), a military standard or non-military positioner (TP-XXX Part No. Series), or an adjustable head (Part No. UH2-5). This is done simply by orienting the head in the keyed position, and by tightening the hex socket screws provided as part of the head.

The precision ratchet controls the cycling of the tool in both directions of handle movement. This assures the same accurate crimp every time. It's like having a quality control inspector at every work station. Positive crimp depth is controlled by an 8 position selector knob conveniently located on the tool frame. The operator simply dials the desired step for the wire being used. This setting can be secured by the use of a locking pin or safety wire.

A permanent dataplate is affixed to all turret heads and positioners. This plate lists specific contact part numbers, the corresponding position color code (for 3 position turret heads), and suggested selector depth settings for the wire size being used.

The AF8 is approximately 9.75" x 2.5" x 1.25" and weighs 15 oz.

Periodic gaging is recommended to ensure accurate calibration. This can be done easily by setting the tool selector knob to position #4, and checking indenter closure with the M22520/3-1 Go/No-Go gage (DMC part no. G125).  For a complete set of non-Mil-Spec Go/No Go gages for all selector settings, see DMC part no. 88-100.

The battery-powered version of this tool is the AFE8B.

The pneumatic version of this tool is the WA27F.

The DMC1186 tool kit contains the AF8 tool frame, tool gage, and all mil-spec positioners and turret heads. 

For a complete listing of AS22520 to DMC Tooling, please click here.

Specification Value
Shipping Weight 1.25 LBS
Military Part Number M22520/1-01
National Stocking Number 5120013358571
National Stocking Number 5120001653912


Equivalent Part Number
Pneumatic WA27F


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Gregorio C.
Maysville, US
Excellent crimper!

I should have bought a crimper like this years ago. Much better than the cheap crimpers that are not made in the USA. No subsitute for the original AF8. Great for contact crimping

Yoly R.
Cupertino, US

Quality product with the name to back it up.

Luis B.
Goodyear, US
Very well constructed

Since its preset and ratcheting all I have to do is squeeze the handle and done. Takes out some of the guesswork

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