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Sniper January 16, 2009 01:57 PM

Crimp tools!
 
Anyone know if this crimp tool will work for what we need it for on computers?

The Source By Circuit City : Miscellaneous Tools - PHONE INSTALLATION TOOL

Gav January 16, 2009 02:20 PM

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I can't really tell from the picture on the CC site. Personally I use this style which I believe is the most common.

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donimo January 16, 2009 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Sniper (Post 139563)
Anyone know if this crimp tool will work for what we need it for on computers?

The Source By Circuit City : Miscellaneous Tools - PHONE INSTALLATION TOOL

also by "on computers" do you mean RJ-45? or the pins in a molex connector or????


and yeah, its hard tot ell from the picture...

chrisk January 16, 2009 02:40 PM

The description says nothing about crimping RJ-45, which is what I am assuming you want. If thats the case, this is what you want:
The Source By Circuit City : Crimping Tools - 3-IN-1 CRIMPING TOOL WITH RATCHET FUNCTION

death_hawk January 16, 2009 02:49 PM

+1 on Gav's suggestion.

And for the love of [deity] don't buy from The Source. I bought mine at NCIX for under $20.

Sniper January 16, 2009 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by donimo (Post 139577)
also by "on computers" do you mean RJ-45? or the pins in a molex connector or????


and yeah, its hard tot ell from the picture...

Yes pins & molex connectors my bad sorry.

Sniper January 16, 2009 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by death_hawk (Post 139591)
+1 on Gav's suggestion.

And for the love of [deity] don't buy from The Source. I bought mine at NCIX for under $20.

pssssst $15 at the source LOCAL no shipping waiting ect.

donimo January 16, 2009 02:56 PM

it MIGHT be right for molex, its is really hard to tell from pictures.

My Tyco crimp tool for that type was over 100 bones, so its hard to say...

if you want a good connection you have to get a ratcheting kind, if you dont really care then just use whatever and add a dab of solder to each one, not too much though as it makes the wires stiff and brittle...

Sniper January 16, 2009 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by donimo (Post 139599)
it MIGHT be right for molex, its is really hard to tell from pictures.

My Tyco crimp tool for that type was over 100 bones, so its hard to say...

if you want a good connection you have to get a ratcheting kind, if you dont really care then just use whatever and add a dab of solder to each one, not too much though as it makes the wires stiff and brittle...

Yeah Langer uses the ratchet type plus adds a dab of solder to he mentioned elsewhere. I'd get the ratchet type but for how much i'm going to use them getting them shipped in from the US just really isn't worth it imo.

donimo January 16, 2009 03:30 PM

I have heard that the only reason NOT to add the solder is if it is in a high vibration/flex application, due to the solder being stiff and brittle.

but yeah, i got mine for work, for home I used needle nose pliers and swear words.


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