I am looking at hydraulic crimping tools to build and repair air and water hoses (1" or less). I would also like to be able to crimp wire rope connectors in the future, but I suspect a separate tool may be required for that.
What should I be looking for for basic air/water hose work?
There appear to be two different kinds of tools and numerous variations on the theme. One style creates small hex crimps, the other circular 'pipe' crimps. They also appear to be measured differently, with the larger circular tools having 'smaller' numbers (diameter vs area?).