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Affordable Wire crimp tool?

  1. Jul 27, 2008 #1
    Hello All,

    I'm going to have to make some plug connectors for a PCB I'm working on and they use these crimp pins here:


    I'm trying to find a simple crimp tool for them that won't cost me my lunch money for the rest of the year :tongue:

    I found this one here at Digi-Key for $59.95 that I *think* will work fo the above pins: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?name=AV4999-ND but I'm wondering if anyone knows of another one that can do the same thing but costs less? Or are they all this expensive?

    Jason O
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  3. Jul 27, 2008 #2


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    Generally all crimp tools are expensive and don't work well unless you get the correct tool, and use the correct wire.
    For a few connections you can just use needle nose pliers but it's tricky and takes time.
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