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HT-225D Full Cycle Ratchet Crimping Tool with interchangeable die set HT-225D

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4.1 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews
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  • For use with AWG 18-22,24-30.
  • For use with 4pin and 3pin Molex connectors.
  • Crimp tool for D-Sub and Open Barrel Connectors.
  • Frame is made from middle carbon hardened steel; Die made of SAE J404C Alloy Steel
  • Handle is rubber coated
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Product Description

HT-225D Full Cycle Ratchet Crimping Tool with interchangeable die set.
Crimp tool for D-Sub and Open Barrel Connectors.
For use with AWG 18-22,24-30. For use with 4pin and 3pin Molex connectors.

Specifications
Model Number: HT-225D
Material: Frame is made from middle carbon hardened
steel; Die made of SAE J404C Alloy Steel Handle is rubber coated
Black oxide finish
Weight: 390g
Crimping Range: AWG 18-22,24-30

Hanlong Industrail Co., LTD
Tools MFR Since 1978

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Technical Details

Part Number 840556092698
Item Weight 15.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 11.2 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
Origin China
Item model number HT-225D
Item Package Quantity 1

Additional Information

ASIN B007JLN93S
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,219 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#68 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Tool Sets
Shipping Weight 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available March 12, 2012

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As a single-purpose crimp tool for non-insulated open-barrel contacts like those for the ubiquitous Molex 0.100" header plugs, this is a pretty good tool. It makes reasonably repeatable crimps, although I find it has a tendency to turn the pins and start crimping at an angle sometimes and it can be hard to remove the finished contacts. That said, once adjusted for a given combination of contact and wire it does make pretty consistent and solid crimps.

So why the two-star rating? That comes from the last part of the item headline - "with interchangeable die set." It's true, the die set included is held in the jaws with screws such that you can remove them and theoretically interchange them with others. Unfortunately, the tool does not include any other dies and the die mounting profile is not like any other "standard" ones that I've managed to find. Thinking maybe the manufacturer wanted to keep you buying their dies, I took a look at their website - and found nothing relevant except this very tool. So while it does include an "interchangeable die set," as far as I can tell you cannot interchange the included die for any other die set(s) available to purchase. Hmm.
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As most of the other reviews note, this crimping tool is absolutely an exceptional value, particularly at this price of just over twenty dollars. The crimper simultaneously crimps the two sets of tabs on the pin, one set for the insulation and the other for the conducting wire. Although the tool is rated for 18 AWG wires and hire, I was able to use them with 16 AWG wires and the 0.093 Molex connectors just fine. Going through the full range of compression (the full 6 clicks) with the 16 AWG was a bit too much and would end up over-bending the Molex pin, but releasing the crimp prematurely by engaging the release lever after 5 clicks resulted in a perfect crimp. I include pics here that show the crimps using the 16 AWG wire and how it's done using this tool. It doesn't come with instructions, and this was my first time using such a tool, so I had to research it online, watching youtube videos, etc. I hope this helps!
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By Rancegt on January 11, 2013
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This crimping tool works as well as the expensive ones from Molex and others. It works on a variety of connectors including .093", .063", and Trifurcon Molex connectors. This price is similar to other crimping tools that are non-ratcheting. Ratcheting crimpers are far superior to the non-ratcheting type for both ease of use, and quality of the crimp. This tool also crimps the conductor and the insulation in one step.
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This crimpers do what they're supposed to do with reproducible results. It crimps connectors from 30 gauge to 18 gauge efficiently & effectively. It make crimping servo or jst type connector very simple. I used to use needle nose pliers to do this but you couldn't get consistent crimps so I purchased these, they are great tool, especially if you make custom connection using wire gauges in the range it handles. Very heavy duty & durable, cheaper than purchasing from my local Hardware store who's crimping didn't even handle the different gauges that this one handles. The overall feel of these is very comfortable once you get use to the weight, but even being heavy you know you'll have the for years to come. my only gripe is it's difficult to see how far you've pushed to wire into the connector your crimping. I just use my finger as depth guide & it's been working out great. Great, great value for the buck.
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I've been searching for a while for right crimping tool for Molex KK type pins. It's same type they sell on Sparkfun (they used in "polarized" or "wafer" type connectors). I had no idea if this tool will work with my pins, bucause it didn't mention them in the specs, so I bought it hoping for the best. And works absolutely great! No more soldering and messing with needle-nose pliers!
I also wanted to mention that if your wire is under 22 AWG or has thin insulation it will work fine in smaller jaw. But with thicker wires, I had to crimp in bigger jaw first and then finish up job in smaller one.
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I was explained by my boss that the reason crimpers were made to be ratcheting is to ensure that both sides come together parallel to each other with equal force. Not only does this not achieve this end, the die is too wide and only works with the long Molex/TE pins, forget about trying the small JST terminals with this. I do like the fact that the dies are interchangeable and maybe I'll edit my review if I find some that work with small crimp pins. For now, the Molex 63811-1000 may be over 2x the cost, but makes a perfect crimp on almost anything I can throw at it.
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I needed a good pair of Molex crimpers for pinball repair. These crimp both the insulator and wire at the same time. These things are awesome!!! I can't believe how fast I can do a 20 pin connector with these. You can't go wrong with these! Very well built and sturdy.
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What a revelation! I had been struggling with a Dupont (2.54mm) crimper (sold under many names: mine is a Weierli SN-28B). I inspected the tool in detail to understand how the crimping function worked, and tried many different approached and adjustments, yet I could not get it to work consistently. It took 3 steps to get anything acceptable (that would fit in the header). I finally gave up in frustration and ordered these.

I did the same inspection and a lot of research, and after a brief orientation period of trying different approaches I am now achieving excellent results with a very low failure rate (maybe 1 in 20). The are a couple of keys to success. First, the jaws have 2 different functions: crimping the tabs that go around the insulation and second, the tabs that go around the stripped part of the wire. Proper alignment is an absolute necessity to achieve the proper result. The connector must be inserted to the right depth (this varies with the male and female connectors), it must be flat and not twisted in the jaws. (Oh, and you have to use stranded wire, of course!) Some reviews have you align the connector on the left (looking down on the tool) but this is incorrect. The following works consistently for me:

1. Strip stranded (I used standard AWG22 stranded hookup wire) wire to 2.5mm for female, 3mm for male. This does not seem like much, but you only want enough length to cover the area under the wire-gripping tabs. Measure your connectors with calipers to ensure they are the same.
2. Close the crimper 1 click
3. Insert connector from the left with insulation-gripping tabs facing up
For the Dupont 2.54mm (0.1") connector (e.
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