The Platinum Tools 16003C 8" Crimp Tool & Die features comfortable, ergonomically designed handle grips with a smaller handle spread. The tool is lightweight and has a compact design. It is perfectly suited for hard to handle open barrel contacts and fiber optic connectors. The crimp release lever improves throughput by eliminating rejected terminations resulting from improper connector positioning. It accepts crimp die sets from a wide variety of manufacturers, and these dies are easily interchangeable.