A few weeks ago I bought a welder, here you see my first little job. Welded the “ring” into the two sides of the cutter and then cut it open with a hack saw. After my first crimp, I made a little adjustment so it crimped a bit tighter.
All work’s really well. After I crimp the sleeve on an angle, I can finish the job with a normal crimp tool from the side and crimp it to the final correct size. Looks great !!! see below 🙂