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Old 12-18-2012, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HD-428979Deutsch Crimping tool

Is their a cheaper alternative? I don't have 350 dollars to spend on a tool i will use probally only once.I will be crimping wires on a wire plus.Any suggestions please!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep don't buy it.....I bought one at harbor freight for $9.99 worked fine.

Just crimp it all the way to close and just due a little tug test on each crimp. The WP you get sent should have the barrell plugs those are the easiest to crimp.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep don't buy it.....I bought one at harbor freight for $9.99 worked fine.

Just crimp it all the way to close and just due a little tug test on each crimp. The WP you get sent should have the barrell plugs those are the easiest to crimp.
I agree but I soldered all my Deutsch connections also.
That tool cost is ridiculous


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Old 12-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys i think i will try both just to be sure.
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I drilled a round hole in a pair of needle nose pliers ..... the same diameter as a crimped connector .... ground down the nose a bit on the pliers to give it a nice rounded tip .... thing works great ....
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I bought a deutsch crimper from these Crimp Supply: Deutsch Tools

It's still about $200, but if you're crimping with any sort of regularity, it's worth it to know the wire's never going to pull out. They have the terminals too.

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Is their a cheaper alternative? I don't have 350 dollars to spend on a tool i will use probally only once.I will be crimping wires on a wire plus.Any suggestions please!
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I bought my Kline crimper at Home Depot for $25.00.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Solder and shrink.

1. The neck is never crimped.
2. The end piece can be reused.
3. The crimp has a big sleeve on it like your bike looks like it has her peas.
4. The multi size shrink tubing can be doubleye'd over like you can wear two condoms and now the bike looks clean of all those STD looking all plastic crimps&chips anshit.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I also will be ordering the wire plus kit and they want almost 300 for the crimping tool as you guys say , there are other brands but what kind of crimper is that, I searched on-line for a crimping tool , theres a thousand different types?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I got the universal stamped crimping tool for around $35 to 50, shopped the internet, will try n find the link....works well...
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Here you go....Under $ 30/. (Free shipping)
Crimper Tool Open Barrel Deutsch Molex Tyco Amp Delphi Harley Wiring Terminals | eBay
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Im good to go now that I know what to look for,lol and thanks for the help !I imagine I will get the one thats at the e-bay link you gave.

Thanks for the help , just saved me almost 300 bucks
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have the actual deutsch pliers I use them on vehicles we rewire at work I would consider loaning them out as long as they are returned when you are done. I have both sets for open and closed end terminals just need to know which you would need the closed ends are the expensive ones over $400
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Thank you thats cool of you to offer but I ended up oerdering a pair on ebay, thanks again
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