Crimping Tool: 0.1-1.0 mm Capacity, 16-28 AWG

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  • Crimping Tool (0.1-1.0 mm Capacity, 16-28 AWG)
  • Crimping Tool (0.1-1.0 mm Capacity, 16-28 AWG)
  • Crimping Tool (0.1-1.0 mm Capacity, 16-28 AWG)
  • Crimping Tool (0.1-1.0 mm Capacity, 16-28 AWG)


Crimping Tool (0.1-1.0 mm Capacity, 16-28 AWG) - Pololu 1928

This crimping tool can be used to crimp both male and female 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.
We also sell a cheaper, narrower crimping tool which can be used a different range of compatible crimping pins (0.25-1mm, 20-28 AWG).

Using the Crimping Tool:

  1. Start by stripping about 3mm (1/8") of insulation from the end of the wire. Slide the exposed wire into the crimp pin, ensuring that the stripped part is between the inner set of tabs on the crimp pin and the insulated wire is between the outer set of tabs.
  2. Place the crimp pin with wire inserted on the appropriate tooth of the tool's die, making sure that the insulated end is on the wider half of the tooth. The tabs should point toward the cavity on the other side of the die so that they are bent inwards and close around the wire when the tool is pressed shut.
  3. Finally, close the jaws of the tool slowly and completely until they release. A properly crimped pin will form one barrel around the wire conductors and another barrel for strain relief around the insulation.

Finished Crimp Inspection:

Once you've finished the crimping process see this document for tips on how to identify a correct crimp.

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8 Reviews

  • 5
    Title of review 33456

    Posted by David Jones on 30th Sep 2020

    Excellent product, much better quality than the previous one I bought from RS at three times the price. Bargain!

  • 5
    Title of review 873

    Posted by Gregory Sobieski on 24th May 2017

    The crimping tool is well made, works very well and the price is good too.<br />The delivery was very fast and I love the letter box sized packages.

  • 5
    Title of review 872

    Posted by Romilly Co on 14th Dec 2015

    I've used cheaper tools in the past and regretted it. This one is great.The postman managed to lose the first shipment, but ProtoPIC sent a replacement as soon as they had stock. Thanks for outstanding service, chaps!

  • 5
    Title of review 871

    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

  • 5
    Title of review 870

    Posted by Keith on 22nd Sep 2014

    Nicely made, easy to use, makes a good crimp

  • 5
    Title of review 869

    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.

  • 5
    Title of review 868

    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.

  • 5
    Title of review 867

    Posted by Richard on 29th Jan 2014

    Hi ThereWe 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

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