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#1 aircobra

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:38 PM

just about to start work and getting most bits from the vintageconnectors.com

he sells a crimping tool for $35 US, but there are plenty of others on ebay

http://www.ebay.com....=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

does anyone know if will this do the job? need to do the bullets and the spades

also, will i need to lengthen each wire that i do, since chopping off the bullets loses 2 cm per wire?

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:27 PM

Hi Mate

Cheap EBAY tools are just that - CHEAP, they may work for a little while.

I have two crimping tools.
A cheap set,
https://www.jaycar.c...g-tool/p/TH1828

But these are the ones I use most of the time.
https://www.jaycar.c...minals/p/TH1829

For stripping wires I have found this tool simple and reliable.
https://www.jaycar.c...ripper/p/TH1817

For cutting I just use a quality set of side cutters.

Spend a little extra and buy good quality tools whenever you can afford them - they will last you so much longer and be better value in the long run

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:11 AM

This would be my choice, the cheap type you are looking at ends up with bad connections or broken wire, this type crimps it all the way around just as good as a solder join, then I would put a heat shrink on as well. That type of wire stripper I have had several different ones, they all broke and ended in the bin, I just use wire cutters for cutting and stripping .

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:47 AM

like this one?

 

http://www.superchea...erminals/343114



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

actually this one looks the same

http://www.ebay.com....sid=p5731.m3795



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:55 AM

They would be better than the other ones you looked at or the one from Jcar that PB posted, I have had so many of the other type break or give bad connections.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

This would be my choice, the cheap type you are looking at ends up with bad connections or broken wire, this type crimps it all the way around just as good as a solder join, then I would put a heat shrink on as well. That type of wire stripper I have had several different ones, they all broke and ended in the bin, I just use wire cutters for cutting and stripping .


I like the look of that crimping tool - will be getting one for the toolbox

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

i use a narva one. comes with different heads for insulated and non insulated and a lug crimping tool



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

i use a narva one. comes with different heads for insulated and non insulated and a lug crimping tool






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