M4 Rings, FASTON Blades, Bootlace Connector Crimp Tools

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M4 Rings, FASTON Blades, Bootlace Connector Crimp Tools

Post by waldenpotato » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:16 pm

For the M4 rings, FASTON blades/blade connectors, and bootlace terminals used in the power supplies, what crimping tool is needed? Can the crimping tools be used for multiple applications or do I need a separate hand tool for each type of terminal?

Does anybody happen to have any parts numbers for these?


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Re: M4 Rings, FASTON Blades, Bootlace Connector Crimp Tools

Post by waldenpotato » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:20 pm

I'm looking in the construction guide now, which has some crimping information.

Update:
The construction guide has crimp information for Molex connectors but not the other type of wire connectors.

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Re: M4 Rings, FASTON Blades, Bootlace Connector Crimp Tools

Post by Synthbuilder » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:11 am

waldenpotato wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:16 pm
Can the crimping tools be used for multiple applications or do I need a separate hand tool for each type of terminal?
The bootlace ferrules will need a special tool. Chinese made tools are now available at very cheap prices on Ebay. Some are better than others no doubt. The one I bought, a HSC8 6-4, seems to do job well. I got it from Ebay after seeing some positive reviews on YouTube about it.

Faston blades and ring terminals use standard electrician's crimping pliers. Available at DIY stores, Amazon, etc. I prefer a ratcheting type.

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Re: M4 Rings, FASTON Blades, Bootlace Connector Crimp Tools

Post by waldenpotato » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:01 am

Synthbuilder wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:11 am
The bootlace ferrules will need a special tool. Chinese made tools are now available at very cheap prices on Ebay. Some are better than others no doubt. The one I bought, a HSC8 6-4, seems to do job well. I got it from Ebay after seeing some positive reviews on YouTube about it.

Faston blades and ring terminals use standard electrician's crimping pliers. Available at DIY stores, Amazon, etc. I prefer a ratcheting type.
It looks like a general search for electrician's crimping pliers - the ratcheting type - pull up a handful of tools. It looks like a lot of them have three crimping slots with red, blue, and yellow labeling. Like this one:


Thanks, all these different tools are starting to come together for me.

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