DB pin crimping tools

Can anybody recommend a retail supplier of DB pin crimping tools and DB pins?
I have seen some very nice crimping tools aimed at the professional who does thousands per year, but told they cost around $250. I'm hoping there is something cheaper aimed at the hobbyist who might only do a few hundred per year.
Reply to
Smithy
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"$2 shop". A pair of adjustable pliers.
OR
A $4 vice.
Thats not a hobby, thats an obsession. Are you sure you dont suffer obsessive complusive disorder ?
Reply to
Fred Ferd
buy a cheap pair of sidecutters, then file them blunt.
Cheers Terry
Reply to
Terry Given
DB pins?
who does thousands per year, but told they cost around $250. I'm hoping there is something cheaper aimed at the hobbyist who might only do a few hundred per year.
Just curious as to why you don't simply use solder cup and/or IDC DB connectors? The solder cup ones cost hardly anything, and the IDC type are quick and convenient but cost more. The crimp type are usually a poor middle of the road solution for the hobbyist.
Dave :)
Reply to
David L. Jones
Ah, my tools are for IDC 'ribbon cable' DB connectors.
One at a time crimp DB ... well there must be cheap enough tool for you to do 'hundreds a year'.
You could just use hand reconfigurable DB RJ45 convertor. Good for 8 wire serial cables
Reply to
Fred Ferd
The application is to put single strand 24 gauge wire into terminal blocks. The terminal blocks are large as they need to take fairly heavy duty audio cable in the other side. The smaller wires are likely to be rearranged fairly frequently so some sort of pin on the ends would be useful. I can get both types of wire and the terminal blocks for free and DB pins are quite cheap. I'd rather not butcher some other tool as I'd like the pins to be crimped properly. So back to the original question - where can I get a proper DB pin crimping tool for under $250?
Reply to
Smithy
Why dont you simply use ferrules, and a ferrule crimper - they are astonishingly cheap, and can usually be obtained from electrical wholesalers.
Cheers Terry
Reply to
Terry Given

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