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Offline MartyJ

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Found a great crimper at last
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:33:24 PM »
Just thought I'd share this with the other people out there doing restoration work.
After many years of trial, error and sore fingers I have found (for me at least) the nicest crimper to use.

After reading some positive feedback on Pinside I took the plunge and ordered the "Platinum Tools 16801 Open Barrel Contact Crimping Tool".

They seem to retail for around $20.00 or so USD.  I bought in a total of four, just to make shipping worthwhile.  The other 3 are heading to some fellow pinheads locally !

I like this tool as its comfortable, easy to use and crimps both parts at the same time.  Having done literally 100's of these before with the older tools, this ticks the box for me.

The finish is superb and the same each time.








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Re: Found a great crimper at last
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 01:00:12 PM »
good find and thanks for sharing, will have to get some

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Re: Found a great crimper at last
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 02:25:40 PM »
Great find. The right tool for the right job always makes life easier. Seeing you do heaps of connectors, this is worth its weight in gold
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Re: Found a great crimper at last
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 02:40:07 PM »
Great tip Marty. I see you are using that new camera of yours as well  *%*

Cheap price for such a large tool - looks like it was built to last.
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Re: Found a great crimper at last
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2015, 02:49:48 PM »
plus it looks like it is adjustable for left handers!

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Re: Found a great crimper at last
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2015, 05:26:46 PM »
Nice,

Looks like it does a great job.

I'll have to order one.

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Found a great crimper at last
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2015, 05:55:15 PM »
$39.00 including shipping from Amazon. Just ordered one.
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 05:06:58 AM »
I ordered mine the other day for $39.34 shipped from Amazon also

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Re: Found a great crimper at last
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2015, 01:44:47 PM »
I bought this pair. They are pricey but they do an excellent job.
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