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RE: Crimping tools

To: "Shop-talk" <>
Subject: RE: Crimping tools
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 12:08:31 -0700
> Does anyone have any suggestions on crimping tools? I'm looking for a
> high quality tool that (perhaps with interchangeable dies) that can
> crimp both .06" and .09" pins for modular connectors and larger type
> .25" spade terminals as well. I'm tired of trying cheap tools that
> don't crimp reliably, particularly with the automotive style
> connections. Any advice on what to look for, brands, styles, etc. would
> be appreciated.

To get a reliable crimp, look for a tool that ratchets and regulates the force
applied to the die.  ISTR the ones we used had the AMP name on them, but I've
also seen them with Pomona and Amp names.


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