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

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u/themellowmedia · 2 pointsr/watercooling

Absolutely. I'd recommend the following if you are going to be sleeving existing PSU cables:

Tool | Price | Description
MFC Molex Extractor | $10.99 | This is the most important tool you'll need, don't cheap out here. This one from MainFrame Customs is the best I've used
Side Cutters | $5 | You'll want these to cut the sleeving. It works way better than scissors

Now those are the basic tools, if that's all you want to get away with then be very careful and take your time while extracting the pins. Otherwise you'll want the following to re-crimp the broken pins.

Tool | Price | Description
Crimping Tool | $23 | Great quality crimping tool, works for all PC pin types (atx goes in the larger slot :) )
Stripper | $41 | Great stripper, makes it very easy to get consistent strips, ideal for crimping, however you could use regular stippers
ATX female pins | $0.30 for 5 | Replacement pins

If you end up needing to get these tools, one benefit is you can cut your cables to the lengths you need which will make it very clean for cable management. Lastly, if you are going to use paracord and are not re-crimping the pins, I would recommend this Paracord threader. It'll keep the pins from tearing the paracord and make sleeving a lot easier. If you are going with PET Teleios Sleeve, you wont need it, as PET expands enough to make it easy to sleeve over the connector.

u/partsoven · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Your gonna want these to properly crimp the molex connectors:

Trust me on this one. I spent so many hours trying to figure out why my motors weren't spinning or acting erratically this was the easy solution.

Also head over to and get the spool and extruder upgrades, a hot end upgrade along with the fan. If you are going to spend the time running the wires you might as well do it once.

The new kits supposedly have better heads but I still prefer either the J-head or the Prusa nozzle MKII(not for PLA). You will go through some heads as you print so keep one or two on hand.

u/nxvic · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I bought a blue handled ratcheting crimper from amazon and it works great. Think it was around $15.

For the pins, check out hanson hobbies, they sell a bunch of connectors in small quantities, and have a crimper that looks the same as the one I bought on amazon.

The model I purchased is similar to this without the changeable dies

u/Def_Not_KGB · 1 pointr/Reprap

I really like the Molex SL series, it's what we use at the company I work for. It's also already pretty common on 3D printers (Off the top of my head I know RAMBO boards already use it) and they are really quality.

You can have board to cable connections, cable to cable connections, panel mount connections, whatever you want.

Here's their 'roadmap' which I guess has some info, but if you want to find them on digikey this has everything you need.

Also for crimpers you can just get a generic molex crimper

u/LetTheJamesBegin · 1 pointr/computer

A 24-pin extender is a quick fix. If you're going for performance and professional quality, I'd say I've never regretted my decision to invest in a Molex crimp tool like this: A 24-pin connector isn't a fun one to mess with, but being able to custom wire your case exactly as you need it comes with some real benefits, and there are a surprising number of options for optimizing wire management.

TL;DR An extender will do the job fine, just not optimally, but if you're feeling adventurous then get a Molex crimp tool to make all the wiring just as you want it.

u/aliensbrah · 1 pointr/buildapc

I bought this Knipex wire stripper.

It's a bit pricey but you can select your strip length, then put the wire in, pull the trigger and it strips it + pulls off the extra wire automatically. Being that I did every cable of the build it saved me a lot of time, and now it's a handy tool for the future.

Really you could use any wire stripper though, as long as it can strip the 16 or 18 AWG wire, whichever you would choose to use.

As for the crimper, something like this would work. Some people don't say to get the cheap ones, but I bought the one from lutro0 and just ended up having issues with it, meanwhile I know a few guys who had the cheap one and had no issues with it. Luck of the draw maybe, who knows.

u/WarningTakeCaution · 1 pointr/PCSleeving

Alright, I'm going to do as legion and zeekay have suggested.

Right now I'm looking at this crimper: Amazon Link

This pin removal tool: Amazon Link

Less sure where to get pins (the ones on amazon have terrible reviews), sleeves, and shrink wrap.

Where do you guys shop?

u/Kwotkwot · 1 pointr/pcmods

I took on a few sleeving projects, and it definitely has a learning curve, but I can give you some tips to maybe help you out.
First off- I know you said you know how to get the connectors off but for me getting the pins out of the connectors (24 pin, 8, 6,4- pin) was tough. The little specialty tools that are sold for this purpose for this did not work at all for me. The best tool I found for getting the pins out of the connectors was a "DenTek Dental Pik." Its a blue and white pick that you use for your teeth, sort of similar to what dentists use. The curved head of it allows you to easily push in the "wings" on both sides of the pin so that you can easily pull them out of the connectors. This tool will speed up the process! Here's a link to the actual tool on amazon, you don't need the mirror, but the two tools that come with it will work wonders, trust me.
Second- you need to pick your material. You can use paracord if you're on a budget, and just remove the core. But I found one material that I really liked was PET sleeving, (1/8" for psu sleeving.) The good thing about PET sleeving is it expands and makes it easier to slide past the pins. A bonus is that 1/4 inch PET sleeving is also really really good for SATA cables!
Third- it wouldn't hurt to buy some spare female atx pins and an atx pin crimper, just in case you mess up one of the pins. Plus if you buy a crimper and pins you can cut your psu cables to the length that you need them to help tidy up your cable management. (Or you could even also buy male pins and female connectors and just make sleeved cable extensions too.)
Forth- I would label all your wires with masking tape when you take them out of your connectors. Also drawing a diagram doesn't hurt either. I made a foolish mistake and almost fried my GPU, which was really really dumb.
Fifth- I think cable combs really bring the whole thing together. For one of my builds I drilled out some acrylic to the right diameter so that I could slide the wires through before I put the connectors on. I them sanded them with my dremel to make them rounded. This made for a really nice home-made cable comb.
Lastly- patience is key.. at least for me it was. It took a lot longer than I thought.. but once I was done it looked great. Do some research and figure out if its worth it to you to spend the time and money on doing it yourself. Its a rewarding experience, good luck!

u/RBPEDIIIAL · 1 pointr/PCSleeving

I can't take a picture right now but, [this](HT-225D Full Cycle Ratchet Crimping Tool with interchangeable die set HT-225D is the crimper I bought on amazon. The crimps looks pretty much like OP's right crimp in his picture