Review Summary
70 Reviews
84% (59)
11% (8)
3% (2)
1% (1)
0% (0)
97% Recommend this product (68 of 70 responses)
By Attention d.
People?s Republic of California
Heavier Gauge Jinkai Crimper
October 20, 2022
This crimper is for slightly larger gauge crimps than what the green handle crimper does. Slightly larger in length and also has a cutter with precise machining of the slots. Makes perfect crimps on Jinkai crimp and leaders so if you use Jinkai leader and crimp material it’s a must have tool.
ProsWell machined tool Precise crimper Side cutter
By Attention d.
People?s Republic of California
Small Crimper but precise crimps
October 20, 2022
This is a well machined crimper designed for Jinkai crimps. Very precise crimps on the smaller end of the crimp spectrum. If you use jinkai leader and crimps I highly recommend you get a set of these
ProsPrecise and well machined Good price
ConsNo cutter
By Carl
Land O Lakes, FL
Jinkai SC-2C Crimping Tool
October 5, 2022
Very strong. Excellent (but not complete) saltwater resistance. Makes perfect crimps if you do your part.
Pros* Excellent corrosion proofing * Well made and very strong * Very economical for what you get
Cons* Should rinse well after a days fishing. Will not corrode with normal maintenance.
Cotuit, MA
Great Crimping Tool
August 23, 2022
I keep one pair on the boat for repairs and one for building terminal tackle/lures. Great crimping tool and pretty intuitive on crimp size with the 3 slots. Useful on smaller crimps, but would recommend a larger tool for 1.56mm and larger crimps.
ProsVery easy to use with consistent crimping
ConsWould be nice to have Jinkai crimp sizes etched into the slots of the tool for crimping
By Andrew
Crofton, MD
The best
July 22, 2022
The ONLY pair of crimpers I will always use. I own three and wish I had three more. Take care of them and they will last you a lifetime.
By Billy
Love it
May 18, 2022
I like my 2C it can crimp 50lb or less up to the bigger stuff like 200 or was it 250ib capacity. Way more than I need. Definitely recommend
By william
NY - New York
pretty strong
April 20, 2022
they crimp well just wish the slots were numbered
By Mark L.
Whakatane New Zealand
JinkaiSC-3C Crimping tool
April 7, 2022
Absolutely love this crimping tool, it is quality built from tip to toe. It is pure precision, you would probably not find a better crimper how ever hard you tried. I highly recommend this product especially to the person who is just starting crimping, because you will not be wasting your money buying inferior products. I also highly recommend this to the experienced crimper who has already wasted money on inferior products.
Tool seems well made.
March 30, 2022
Worked perfect with Jankai sleeves.
By Joro
Great tool
March 29, 2022
Best crimper I have owned so far. Easy to use. Does a great job. High quality tool
By Kirk
Mobile, AL
My second pair
January 6, 2022
These crimpers are great. I keep one on my boat and purchased a second pair to keep in my shop for rigging.
ProsQuality and price
By jared
cornwall, PA
November 18, 2021
Small and compact but works great.
ProsSmall good crimps
By Huff
Cabo San Lucas
Best all around crimpers.
October 5, 2021
Very versatile and good power for the large sizes too.
By Alan B.
Oregon coast
Works well
September 15, 2021
Used with Jinkai aluminum crimps. Tool functioned perfect with no problems. Like the lock system on the smaller tool better than the button slide. Keep locking it when I’m trying to use it but not a big deal. Would buy again but don’t see this one wearing out soon.
ConsDon?t like the way it locks.
By Kawishiwi
Perfect crimps on smallest sleeves
July 9, 2021
So much better on jinkai sleeves than budget crimper.
By Anonymous
Southern California
I'm not sure this is an actual jinkai brand crimper
June 14, 2021
Ordered this because it is advertised as a jinkai crimper. But once I got it and looked at the logo it reads 3 peaks stamped on the tool. So I'm not really sure what brand it actually is. It works of course but I think if paid more for it based on the brand jinkai
By Leroy
Ukiah CA
generates good crimps
May 31, 2021
This crimper provide very uniform crimps. If feels good and should last me a long time
By Eric
East Meadow, NY
Excellent crimper
April 3, 2021
Great tool to keep on the boat w/o taking up too much room
By Alan
Jinkai sc-2c
March 30, 2021
Better built than any hand held tool I’ve used so far.
ProsWell built
ConsOnly for smaller sizes
By Scott
Ambler, PA
Great small crimper
March 24, 2021
Great for Jinkai's mini crimps and nice and small fits great in your tackle bag
ConsDoes not do the larger crimps
By Drew
Out of alignment
March 24, 2021
I used jinkai crimps and after about 30 crimps they were out of alignment. The crimps don’t bite well and sample pulls show about half let go below the test strength. The larger version are worth the increased price.
By Anonymous
Great Product
March 5, 2021
Great quality. Priced alittle too much..
By Anonymous
Nags head
March 1, 2021
This is my 3rd different set of hand crumpets, by far superior to the others
By Pete
Must have tool for making your own rigs
February 20, 2021
Just received my SC-3C crimp tool. I made five 80 lbs. crimps to test the strength. every time the line itself broke, the matching Jinkai sleeves never failed! Easy to use, light and fits in one hand.
ProsCompact and Light
By Anthony
Marathon, Florida
Great Crimpers
February 14, 2021
Easy to use. Precise secure crimps on Jinkai sleeves
By Tommy
Aurora, NC
Solid made crimper
January 1, 2021
Jaws align properly and good release once crimp is made.
ProsSolid build
December 15, 2020
Bought these so I could stop spending crazy money on fluorocarbon leaders. Makes very professional crimps on double barrel sleeves. The jaws line up nice. Probably crimped a hundred sleeves now and not a single issue. Glad I spent the lil extra on one of these over the other cheaper brands with quality control issues.
By Mike
Read the description!
December 13, 2020
Nice tool, well made. Description says Jinkai sleeves 250# or smaller. Well, if you have other brands of sleeves, especially not aluminum, then this tool will not work with the smaller sleeves (#2 or smaller). My bad for assuming all sleeves are the same!
By Ross
South Texas
great crimpers
June 21, 2020
I bought these crimpers for smaller diameter leaders. I have used the blue jinkai crimpers for years and believe they are the best. These certainly did not disappoint. Great product
By aaron
a great tool.
June 8, 2020
I was impressed withe the quality and size(smaller then I imagine). I was able to make my own heavy duty bottom rigs easily..
Proscraftsmanship and ease of use.
By Joe W.
Brigantine, NJ
Good Quality Crimpers
May 8, 2020
We use them for all of our offshore rigging. We only use Jinkai aluminum crimps and Jinkai line with these crimpers and never had a connection failure. Only issue we experienced is with rusting, they seem to rust up pretty quickly so keep them clean and well stored while on the boat.
ConsRust easily
By Matt
Best hand crimper on the market
April 1, 2020
Well worth the money. Clean crimps, nice quality. I've tried others on the market and nothing compares to these
By Corey
Quality Crimpers
March 27, 2020
Works as expected - consistent solid crimps and a good price.
By Luke
Panama City, FL
Works great but...
November 1, 2019
So these things worked great but they are raw steel and rust like crazy. I know that’s a usual thing around saltwater but if you want them to last at all you better make your rigs at the house and leave this at home.
ConsRust easily and very quickly
By bumknee
southern ca
gets the job done
October 10, 2019
gets the job done. good looking crimps for recreational use.
By Douglas
Port aransas, TX
The best
June 20, 2019
Very nice even crimp
By David H.
Quality tool
May 17, 2019
These are perfect for the shorter Jinkai crimps (H, I, J, K).
ProsPre-drilled hole on plate in handle for use of a set screw Reasonable price
ConsPre drilled hole not threaded. Tool is riveted together so taking it apart to tap the hole is impossible.
By Carlos
Orlando, Florida
Great Crimper
May 8, 2019
Great size, smaller than other crimpers but still works great on lines up to 300lbs
ProsComfortable, smooth.
By Brian
Snug Harbor RI
Tight crimps
February 20, 2019
I was looking for the best when shopping around, and was not disappointed. Ran a couple crimps to test and line broke before crimp let go which is what you want.
By Robert N.
Great set of crimps.
February 18, 2019
Very heavy duty well worth the price.
By Steven
Houston, TX
Well Made Tool!
November 22, 2018
Tool is well made. Haven't had a chance to try on real fish yet. Looking to test out Jinkai Sleeves in the next offshore trip.
By Magdiel R.
Miami, FL
Solid crimper
November 18, 2018
Great crimper. The heads align when closed. There was no gap either. They feel solid when applying pressure. Can’t go wrong with these.
By Russell
Miami, Fla
Works as described
November 15, 2018
I have used other crimping tools about the same size but this tool is far superior. Very smooth operation when closing down on the crimp. You get what you pay for and I am glad I spent the money for this excellent tool.
ProsSmooth compression when crimping.
ConsNone observed thus far
By SteveZ307
Scottsdale, Arizona
Size up a step
November 8, 2018
nice consistent crimps but you're better off stepping up to the SC-3 crimper (which also has the capability to crimp size F and G sleeves as well as the size H-K of the SC-2C) for the same cost. Good tool though for the job.
By allan
Must have big game tool !!!!!!
October 19, 2018
Need these if your going after the big boys. Always carry a pair with me when I'm sharking now, and they are fantastic. You always need a good swage sleeve crimper with you if you plan on repairs out on the water.
Prosok price. very useful to repair or make rigs when on the water.
By Bill
New Jersey
Excellent crimper
July 8, 2018
Much smaller than other crumpets but strong enough and easy to make a precise and well formed crimp!
Prescott, Az
SC-3 Crimper
June 6, 2018
Just what the doctor ordered! I crimped my 130 pound leaders for blue fin next month. Easy to use and made good crimps.
May 20, 2018
By Patrick
Manassas, VA
Top Notch
May 14, 2018
Great crimper!
Perfect crimps
April 24, 2018
Great crimp each time.
ProsWell built tool

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