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Offline Eco19RTopic starter

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Crimper Question
« on: June 05, 2007, 08:21:28 PM »
Hey I am not sure if I should be posting this question in this area but its worth a shot -

I am looking to buy a moderate quality crimper for molex connectors, Jamecos warehouses are right next to where I live so it only takes a day to get to my house - I would like to purchase one from them,

here is there list of crimper's they offer 

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&categoryId=601020

I was wondering if someone could suggest one of them, due to the fact that I have no real idea as to what makes a crimper bad or good.

Thanks.

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Re: Crimper Question
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 07:04:34 AM »
I got mine from digikey, part # A25448-ND
http://rocky.digikey.com/WebLib/Amp/Web%20Data/58514-1.pdf
(but at $180, its way over budget for most people)

So when choosing your crimpers, make sure it has the desired AWG rating. You probably want at least 18, 20, 22, and 24 . . . if it doesnt list AWG, dont buy it.

In the link you posted, only two of the tools listed AWG, and I wouldnt recommend either.

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Re: Crimper Question
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 11:42:44 AM »
I don't think it is a question of "good or bad" as it is a question of what you want to crimp.  The Jameco page that you referenced, for example, shows lots of crimpers, but many are designed specifically for certain components.  For example, Jameco#: 99442 can only be used for crimping the following connectors: 100765, 78318, 42649, 42729, 43377, 43369,or 104774.

The crimpers that Jameco (and other electronic parts stores) sells are all of good quality and will certainly last a lifetime of any hobbyist if they are treated with care and respect (i.e. don't use them to bang nails into walls, as plyers, etc.)

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Re: Crimper Question
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 08:42:34 PM »
Thanks - I actually purchased two from them, one with replaceable dyes? and another that was the correct size for what I was looking to crimp.

as a side note - anyone know  a place where I can buy cheap CDS cells? the ones from jameco are about 1$ each.

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Re: Crimper Question
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 10:53:24 PM »
can't you improvise and use needlenose pliers or crimping tools for automotive wiring?
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Re: Crimper Question
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 12:49:57 AM »
I tried a needle nose pliers - it didn't work well, actually it didn't work at all >:(

I wanted to order some more connectors and wire from them also so I did a large purchase - they got a 100% return policy so if

they it doesn't work I can always send them back.

 


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