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Has anyone used the modDIY crimp tool? It appears to perform the F crimp (aka bite) like the MDPC crimper, and it is considerably cheaper.
It is only $29.99

http://www.moddiy.com/products/Professional-Molex-Crimping-Tool.html#.T27NDzFSTpA

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Ouch. $20 shipping.
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Strong looking crimps.A bit agressive on the insulation bite but I will trade that for loose any day.
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Strong looking crimps.A bit agressive on the insulation bite but I will trade that for loose any day.

That could be resolved by lower the ratchet strength couldn't it?

Also their sleeve looks surprisingly close to MDPC sleeve, not sure if it is the same material, but it has the same weeve

407

700

They also carry the Seasonic 10 pin, and 16 pin connectors for the 24 pin power!
10 pin
16 pin

but man are their shipping prices ridiculous. That's the downside of purchasing from Hong Kong I guess.

But if you spend $200 shipping is free lachen.gif although considering how much I spent with on sleeving and tools, I probably could have done that.
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Strong looking crimps.A bit agressive on the insulation bite but I will trade that for loose any day.

That's easily solved by using wire with less insulation, 2.0mm or 2.2mm I guess. The crimp is hidden by the sleeve anyway smile.gif
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The question is,"can you adjust the tightness applied to the insulation by the crimp by adjusting the rachet mechanism of the crimper" My inital thought is that this tigntness is determined by the dimensions of the die inside the jaws of the crimper. It would seem that a case could be made that these crimp dies are slightly out of spec or if they are in spec. the person that designed the dies wanted this amount of grip on the wire.

Adjusting the rachet mechanism is going to affect the entire crimp,not just the insulation grapping part of the crimp.
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Yes you can adjust the tool to make the height between the two molds different. But we don't know about this tool (until someone here buys one) whether it's already at the good setting, or if the wire was too big. The proper Molex tool has exact specifications about the various sizes of wire and which settings you need, but I don't see any specs for this one.
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Yes you can adjust the tool to make the height between the two molds different. But we don't know about this tool (until someone here buys one) whether it's already at the good setting, or if the wire was too big. The proper Molex tool has exact specifications about the various sizes of wire and which settings you need, but I don't see any specs for this one.

The OP asked if this adjustment would be made in the tools "rachet strenght". This is where I said no,not that the adjustment could not be made in the die(or mold) section of the tool. I wonder how,if the mold is just two pieces the adjustment could be made to affect only the part of the mold that affects the crimp on the insulation and not affect the crimp on the wire.
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Well out looks like from other pictures that it is a two level die. So couldn't you crimp the insulation then adjust the ratchet strength to better crimp the exposed wire? Ute
     
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I do not think the exposed crimp issue is much of an issue.It was just something I noticed about the crimp,something that attracted my eye.
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Adjusting the rachet mechanism is going to affect the entire crimp,not just the insulation grapping part of the crimp.

Right, got you now. Good point. If you make it overall looser, then the grip on the wire itself will be looser. Still it's also possible that the wings just roll further into themselves on the wire part and that it's enough to grip the wire strands properly. Also curious whether this crimper has some kind of specifications (design drawing, data sheet, etc) which will establish range of suitable wire sizes.
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