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It would be great if people would share their crimping techniques. Although I successfully did my whole PC in custom cables I always feel awfully awkward when I am loading my crimper and I feel like I am holding it wrong or could be doing it better biggrin.gif Anyone else share the same feelings?

After first few I think it started feeling quickly natural. Here's how I do it:

Strip insulation 3mm. Twist wire threads. Pick up crimper and hold horizontal in right hand with side upwards that wire will enter. Use left hand underneath crimper to insert pin. Squeeze one click, then a bit more to bend wings a bit outwards. Turn right hand back so crimper is vertical and pin is pointing right. Use left hand to insert wire aiming the twisted threads a bit downwards. Look over right hand to make sure you can see copper threads poking out. Squeeze crimper.
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Read the whole thread. This seems to be the best crimp tool to get! Waiting for the store to open so I can place my order. biggrin.gif
   
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Just placed my order for: thumb.gif

1 MDPC Crimping-Tool + 160 Crimps

1 Crimp contacts FEMALE for ATX, PCIE, EPS

1 Crimp contacts MALE for ATX, PCIE, EPS

1 Crimp contacts for fans

1 SATA Crimp-Connector
   
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Thread cleaned.

This thread is for discussion of the MDPC-X Crimper only, don't bring unrelated issues or subjects into the thread, even if they are sleeving related, especially if they are controversial.

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The description text at MDPC-X for the Crimping tool is updated, it now officially announces what we hoped for:

"I changed my mind and will offer the MDPC Crimping Tool for the next 5 years or longer biggrin.gif"

Happy to see that Nils has responded to the sleeving community and will be keeping the crimper-X around for the foreseeable future! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

The description text at MDPC-X for the Crimping tool is updated, it now officially announces what we hoped for:

"I changed my mind and will offer the MDPC Crimping Tool for the next 5 years or longer biggrin.gif"

Happy to see that Nils has responded to the sleeving community and will be keeping the crimper-X around for the foreseeable future! thumb.gif

Good to know it won't be going anywhere anytime soon. biggrin.gif
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YES! I am so happy that nils decided to offer this for a longer period of time. Does this mean that he will be doing all of his sleeving for at least 5 years too? I have been wanting to do some cool stuff, but I am waiting until I get a new PSU. Now I can just get the crimper later on smile.gif
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Has anybody used the Lutro0 crimper? Trying to decide which one to buy, MDPC or Lutro0.
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Has anybody used the Lutro0 crimper? Trying to decide which one to buy, MDPC or Lutro0.

That's a loaded question.

Once upon a time there was the official Molex MiniFitJr crimper which nobody could afford (>$200), and there were a load of cheap knock off products with low crimping quality. Nils@MDPC made the effort to find a cheaper source for a crimper while not compromising on quality. This required an investment of money and time testing very many crimpers for consistency. The price of the MDPC crimper reflects this investment, and also that the product is guaranteed.

Mike@Lutro0 thinks he's found the same factory that Nils uses - that handle certainly looks the same - and is now undercutting Nils on what Mike believes is the same product.
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That's a loaded question.

Once upon a time there was the official Molex MiniFitJr crimper which nobody could afford (>$200), and there were a load of cheap knock off products with low crimping quality. Nils@MDPC made the effort to find a cheaper source for a crimper while not compromising on quality. This required an investment of money and time testing very many crimpers for consistency. The price of the MDPC crimper reflects this investment, and also that the product is guaranteed.

Mike@Lutro0 thinks he's found the same factory that Nils uses - that handle certainly looks the same - and is now undercutting Nils on what Mike believes is the same product.

That raises more questions than it answers. Inception much?

I dont mean that in a mean way, but in a light hearted I get what your saying way smile.gif
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