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Modding Where to get Molex Crimpers ?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by No_Na_Me, 27 Oct 2010.

  1. No_Na_Me

    No_Na_Me PC & water, this can only end well

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    Hi All, looking to braid my ATX & Modular cables and make my own SATA power cables.

    I want to use a "quality" crimper.

    MDPC, I had a problem at the cost of sending the money as I don't have the other options available.

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Any good Electrical wholesalers will do what you need or maybe even B&Q.
     
  3. No_Na_Me

    No_Na_Me PC & water, this can only end well

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    Hi BulldogJeff, welcome to my world. I thought that. But having looked into this there are several types of Crimper. I looked on the molex site and they do a fair few, and shops in America sell them. You can get "professional one that cost about £200. But MDPC sell a set that does a two part crimp, so it does the wire & the shield. It's just I could only do it by IBAN transfer and that costs too much. I then guessed that we are not a million miles from Germany so surely somewhere in the UK has them... But as yet I cant find them.

    Hence the post. The main crimper's you see are for thing like spade connectors and they just do do the same job.
     
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    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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  5. CCCLighting

    CCCLighting www.computercolorcannon.c om

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    ratcheting crimper is the way to go

    I recently was looking for a quality molex crimper myself and I knew the only option that would meet my standards would be a ratcheting crimper and at first I was scared off by the extremely high prices of professional tools. After searching online for a while I finally came across a decent looking ratcheting crimper that even can have the crimp templates swapped out that amazingly also cost about 1/6th-1/8 of the expensive models and I decided for the price I may as well give it a try and it worked out great. I am located in the USA and didn't order from the supplier at the URL below but I got the same model as below, maybe there is UK supplier with the same model or one close to it:

    http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=phoenixent&product_name=HWS16166

    All I can say is I couldn't be happier with the tool, it is dead simple to use and because it is the ratcheting style it makes extremely well made crimps every time very easily.
     
  6. No_Na_Me

    No_Na_Me PC & water, this can only end well

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