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#606301 - 12/17/16 01:03 AM Spade terminal crimpers  
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Hey guys, I have a simple question. What kind of crimpers do I buy for putting the little spade tips on for wiring inside the phone itself. Like the ones that come on the old hardwired handset and line cords. I can get the spade tips easy enough, but no clue where to get the special pliers that put them on. I don't want to botch them with linesman pliers. I could solder to them, but that's dumb when there are crimpers to be had.

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#606302 - 12/17/16 01:24 AM Re: Spade terminal crimpers [Re: ChrisRR]  
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Google spade tip crimper they come up from $12 to $139

#606312 - 12/17/16 09:32 AM Re: Spade terminal crimpers [Re: ChrisRR]  
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I found a reasonably priced set at Oldphoneshop.com. I'll post back after I get them and try them out. I'll let you know if they're any good or not.

#606359 - 12/20/16 01:03 AM Re: Spade terminal crimpers [Re: ChrisRR]  
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#606412 - 12/22/16 08:57 AM Re: Spade terminal crimpers [Re: ChrisRR]  
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Crimpers came yesterday. Once I figured out the correct die/slot/hole to use (it's not as obvious as one would think) they work splendidly. They're not the most comfortable to use on a regular basis, but for fixing the odd hardwired handset or line cord they fit the bill. Phoneco wanted more for a 6 conductor line cord than I paid for the pliers and a pile of tips, so I think it was money well spent.

#606423 - 12/22/16 07:01 PM Re: Spade terminal crimpers [Re: ChrisRR]  
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Jeff, looks like the tool from Jameco is the same one I got from Oldphoneshop. Price from Jameco is better, but I didn't go far enough to see if the shipping charges were different. The money it'll save me has already paid for it. I wish I had a set of these 20 years ago when I was fiddling around with serial cables and other D-sub connectors. Man, I hated making those up, right up there with putting 8P8C's on stranded cat5. (Sometimes you just have to get yourself out of a bind...) I've yet to try the EZ connectors. I have so many of the regular ones that I'll never have to buy another one as long as I live.


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