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Offline Razor ConceptsTopic starter

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Cheap pin crimper?
« on: November 04, 2008, 04:29:49 PM »
I'm looking into a pin crimper, but I don't think it's worth spending $50+ on one. Will this one do?
http://cgi.ebay.com/D-sub-DB-dsub-Cable-Pin-Crimper-Crimping-Crimp-Tool_W0QQitemZ290272637530QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

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Re: Cheap pin crimper?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 05:46:24 PM »
seriously search the forum for this one.


curiousinventor.com sells a cheap one...i use it...

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Re: Cheap pin crimper?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 07:24:08 PM »
Or do what I do.  Squeeze it down with needle-nose pliers, if necessary, and then solder it.

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Re: Cheap pin crimper?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 05:20:51 PM »
Thanks, ordered the curiousinventor crimper with some crimp housings and pins.

Searching "pin crimper" only yeilds two other results, neither of which mention the curious inventor pin crimper  ;D

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Re: Cheap pin crimper?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 09:35:02 PM »
Or do what I do.  Squeeze it down with needle-nose pliers, if necessary, and then solder it.

Thats what I do too.

Got two cheap 'crimping tools' siting in the toolbox - but still reach for the pliers

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Re: Cheap pin crimper?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 09:36:56 PM »
I bought an expensive crimper ( it was like $180) . Well worth the investment. Crimps pins in seconds.
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Re: Cheap pin crimper?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 05:30:16 PM »
I bought a pair of crimps from servo city for $20, and they are EXCELLENT.  They work well with hitec pins, and also the ones Admin recommends from digikey.  The servo city crimps are great because they are ratchet driven.

here they are

http://www.servocity.com/html/pin_crimpers.html

   

 


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