Crimping pliers in drywall: How to use them correctly

Crimping is a combination of materials and materials by plastic deformation of both parts. Crimping is used in electrics but also in drywall construction. What makes a Krimperzange there, and what it is used, learn in this post.

Crimping and crimping

Crimping means deforming two materials in such a way that they form a permanent and, above all, form-fitting connection with each other. In the electrical system, cable lugs are permanently attached permanently to cables, while in drywall, on the other hand, studs are firmly connected to the crimper.

In the case of a metal framework, the crimping pliers are used to join profiles together. This is mainly used when installing doors in Rigips partitions. The lintel profiles are crimped there with the stand profiles to secure them securely.

Connections in the stud frame can also be riveted, but creasing is much easier and faster. As a rule, it is therefore crimped instead of riveted.

Buy Crimping Pliers

So-called Trockenbauzangen or Krimperzangen you get in the trade from around 20 - 30 euros. The composite pliers can have different shapes, and are usually available in different sizes.

In the professional field, sets are usually purchased that consist of three differently shaped and differently sized pliers. As a rule, such a set includes:

  • Compound pliers for ceiling profiles for sheet thicknesses up to approx. 1 mm
  • Universal composite pliers up to 0.8 mm sheet thickness
  • One-hand pliers with special power transmission (power amplification), so that they can be operated with one hand (sheet thicknesses of up to 0.6 mm possible)

Such a professional set usually costs about 100 EUR. If you only need to crimp a few profiles, you will generally be able to cope with a pair of pliers for ceiling profiles.

Tips & Tricks

When connecting ceiling profiles (ceiling U) with the CW profiles (stud frame), according to DIN, the crosstalk is not considered a "rigid connection". It can also be used where rigid connections are not allowed.

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