Posted by David Ness on 27th Feb 2015
I bought it because I wanted to make custom cables to keep things nice and tidy. It did the trick. I bought the male and female crimp pins along with some housings, and now I go crimping mad on just about every project! Well worth the price and hopefully will save a lot of headaches over debugging lose wires / connections.
It takes a little getting used to start with, but after watching the Proto Pic video I got the hang of it pretty easily and can make up a cable in no time at all now.
Posted by Keith on 22nd Sep 2014
Nicely made, easy to use, makes a good crimp
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jun 2014
Works really well, exactly as shown in the demonstration vid. Great Value
Posted by Ken on 18th Feb 2014
This crimping tool is great value for money and does excellent jst crimps. Very satisfied with the product and service.
Posted by Chris on 30th Jan 2014
Very simple to use with the Male/Female Crimp Pins for 0.1" Housings. I can now easily make my own wires to the length with the terminals I need. I can also terminate battery connectors for use on breadboards.
Posted by Richard on 29th Jan 2014
We are sorry you are dissapointed with the product. If the jaws closed all the way then the would shear the crimp and not crimp the crimp.
You didnt leave a name with the review so we cant contact you, but if you read this can you please contact Richard at proto-pic on 01592 572091.
We would be happy to refund, replace or even do a better video on the crimper to show how they should work with the crimps we sell.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jan 2014
The tool is not very good in my opinion. The jaws are not matching each other as a size. There are no indication about the size and when pressed to the maximum the hole of 0.1mm is visible only from one side ... from the other its almost non existing. Also, I have discovered that the jaws bite is not bending the wings of the crimps to the desired level. Complete waste of £27.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Jan 2014
Once you get used to lining up the pins correctly it does a good job. Good value.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jan 2014
Bought these for crimping JST SM connectors, does the job perfectly at a fraction of the price of JST's crimp tool! Very happy.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jan 2014
Took a couple of goes to get the hang of the tool and the video that proto pic put up was helpful, but it does the job perfectly.
This crimping tool can be used to crimp both male and female versions of Tamiya connector crimp pins, mini Tamiya connector crimp pins, JST connector crimp pins, JR crimp pins, Futaba J crimp pins, and crimp pins for 0.1" housings onto 16-28 AWG wires to make custom cables. The tool offers ratcheting action for increased consistency and ease of use.
All prices are in GBP.