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Old 10-27-2019, 09:02 PM
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Crimping Pliers for servo leads

I,m in the market for some New crimping pliers
I,ve never been satisfied the the ones I bought years ago and want to know who makes the best ones
Thanks in advance
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:08 PM
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Hansen Hobbies “Deluxe Crimping Tool” is the only one to get.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:16 PM
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Hansen Hobbies “Deluxe Crimping Tool” is the only one to get.
You can buy the exact same crimper in many other places for half of what Hansen wants, I'd go for $20 vs. Hansen's $40 any day.

As for the OP's question about who's are the best, how much money are you willing to spend? The really good sets used by Avionics shops and such start about $400 and go up from there....
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:00 PM
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I was just trying to be helpful. If you can point to sources that have more attractive pricing for this crimper it would be helpful information too.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:44 AM
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Google PA09 or PAD 11 crimpers. There is a definite learning curve, you will waste some. A bad crimp can cause all kinds of problems.

I’ve been doing mine for quite awhile. I went with Hansen because I wanted a complete kit, with all the connectors.

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Old 10-28-2019, 06:18 AM
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I bought the one from Powerbox USA and I use their wire and connectors.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:06 AM
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Thanks for this thread been looking for crimping tools.Hanson seems like a lot of money but look how often your going to use it.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:58 PM
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I bought a cheap one and struggled for years to make consistent crimps. Finally bought the good one from Hansen, as well as the connector sets, and watched the video. Now although not perfect, making my own leads is fairly satisfying.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:12 PM
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I have Hansen's "deluxe" set also. After a boat-load of rejects, I can now make good leads most of the time, but I still have problems when using wire with thicker insulation.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:26 PM
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Looked at Hansen,s then searched the Internet
I ordered one I liked sn-48b is the part number
It is a ratcheting model with three crimping jaws and it is adjustable
When it arrives I’ll give it a try and report if it was a good choice or a dud
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Looked at Hansen,s then searched the Internet
I ordered one I liked sn-48b is the part number
It is a ratcheting model with three crimping jaws and it is adjustable
When it arrives I’ll give it a try and report if it was a good choice or a dud
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:13 AM
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Pa-09 crimping pliers are the way to go. Never had much consistency with the hansen tool.

*https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002A...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:51 PM
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Been using these from Hobbyking for the last 5 years. At $15 it's hard to beat and makes perfect crimps every time.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:48 PM
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Chief aircraft sell one that works very well.
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