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What’s a Good Molex Connector Crimp Tool


By scampcamp

4 months ago



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  • Latest reply 4 months ago by rkahr
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    #1 4 months ago

    I looked all over and cannot find my Molex connector tool. What do you guys use & where did you buy from? Thanks

    #2 4 months ago

    Genuine Molex brand tools will run you several hundred $$.

    Everything here depends on your definition of 'good'.
    Excellent ones are the Sargent tools 3100 series crimpers as found here:
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=80
    3136-CT is awesome due to the tools locator. The locator holds the contact at the right position and includes proper wire stop.

    Decent crimpers would be something like the Sargent 1000 series such as the 1026-CT.

    Soso crimpers would be the Waldom W-HT-19xx as found here:
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=59
    Some people swear by the Waldoms... other people swear at the Waldoms.

    There are some Chinese brands that people will be adding to the thread but I don't use any of those.

    #3 4 months ago

    I got this from Ed ( G-P-E https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/ ) And am glad I did.

    Thanks Ed !

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    #4 4 months ago

    I use the Waldoms. They aren’t great but work and fit nicely in my belt kit. Also being inexpensive I won’t be sad if I ever misplace it while out and about.

    Been wanting to get a better tool such as the 3100 series for the bench though, I think I will while thinking about it now.

    #5 4 months ago

    After looking for it off & on for 3 days & posting here... I found it!

    Thanks guys!

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    #7 4 months ago

    That looks nice, cheddar . I've had good luck with the "engineer inc" branded ones:

    amazon.com link »

    amazon.com link »

    But with these you can only do half the crimp at a time - one for the conductor and one for the insulation.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H and model S Skee Ball

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