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MDPC-X ATX pin remover tool, worth the money??

post #1 of 13
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Hi,

I'm looking to do psu sleeving in the near future and am searching for some tools and sleeves. I will be getting the MDPC-X sleeves and heat shrinks and probably the molex remover(save my wallet), but the atx pin remover tool they claim to be the best as it is the "original" is quite pricey. At 20 Euros that is about 35 dollars....just for this tool!

So do any of you sleeve gods or any of you experience this tool? Is it worth the money or will just any atx pin remover tool be enough?
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Just use staples and save yourself the pain when the thing breaks wink.gif
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post #3 of 13
The MDPC-X tool is the same tool designed by the Molex company: The very same company that designs the pins and receptacles for them. We stock that very same tool here in the states for cheaper and much faster shipping. Pick one up here.
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I went to your site for the tool, but you guys don't ship to Canada. =/
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Komder;13375207 
Just use staples and save yourself the pain when the thing breaks wink.gif

^^This. 2000 staples will cost you about a buck vs. $25+ for the tool.

I threw together this quick tutorial for you:

Tools: Common desk staples (not the "Heavy Duty" staples you'd use to secure roofing paper or wall insulation), needle nose pliers, your fingers and a bit of patience

First take two sets of two staples and bend them into an "L" shape. Using needle nosed pliers makes this a bit easier.

Step1.jpg

Next insert each pair of staples into either side of the pin housing. Be sure the staples are between the pin and the plastic housing.

Step2.jpg

Now push up on the wire while pushing down on the staples. You should feel a slight "click" as the staples compress the tabs on the pin. You can also use the needle nose pliers to push in the staples if they don't go in by the force of your finger.

Step3.jpg

Now holding the staples down with your finger pull on the wire. It may take a bit more force than you expect and you can use the needle nose pliers to pull the wire if needed. The pin will pop free.

Step4.jpg

Slide the pin out and you're done!

Step5.jpg

Before you put the pin back in the housing lift the tabs back up a little (I use a razor blade but any small instrument will work).
Edited by Philistine - 5/4/11 at 1:12am
post #6 of 13
Men just use staples and save yourself the pain...you don't need to learn the hard way...trust me staples are the way to go biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 13
I'll happily pay the $20 (I own the very same tool on our site) to save the pain in my fingers. I cannot imagine using staples professionally.

And yes we ship to Canada. smile.gif
post #8 of 13
Yes, the tool is worth it. It's doesn't work real well with some PSU's due to the design of their plugs, for some reason. For instance, I had a hell of a time with a Corsair HX850, but most PSU's I haven't ahd much trouble.

If you break the tool, you're using it wrong. The 20 bucks is well worth it. And, Smasher's FTWPC is a great business. I've done a few orders with him and I can't say enough about FTWPC. They may not have the biggest selection (yet, give it time, they're brand new afterall) but their service is excellent!
post #9 of 13
You can use staples, but it will be a little bit harder and more time consuming.

MDPC-X Pin Remover comes with a tutorial that is very easy to follow. Use it properly and you wont break it.

MDPC-X sleeving is simply the best.

Shipping is very fast.

Good Luck!
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post #10 of 13
I have the tool and I love it. No pain in my fingers when I was done.
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