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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.au/itm/271838564389?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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?

thank you

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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.com.au/5-way-crimping-tool/p/TH1828

 

But these are the ones I use most of the time.

https://www.jaycar.com.au/heavy-duty-ratchet-crimping-tool-for-insulated-terminals/p/TH1829

 

For stripping wires I have found this tool simple and reliable.

https://www.jaycar.com.au/pocket-wire-stripper/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

 

Cheers

 

PB

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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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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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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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