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Old 10-26-2020, 06:20 PM   #21
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Default Re: Bullet connector crimping tool

There’s a lot of these crimpers on eBay.
Another company is Winchester electronics.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:27 PM   #22
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Default Re: Bullet connector crimping tool

The throat looks too small to accept the bullet head to me but you can only see so much from the pictures.

I have one that I have used for Deutsche pins.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:05 PM   #23
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Default Re: Bullet connector crimping tool

on mine there is a insert made to hold the terminal in the proper place, both depth and centering---you may need to modify or make one to fit the terminals you are using
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:31 AM   #24
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The throat looks too small to accept the bullet head to me but you can only see so much from the pictures.

I have one that I have used for Deutsche pins.
Crimpers designed for use with Deutsch connector contacts will crimp at 4X positions. There are a variety of Deutsch contact sizes, so there's likely a tool that could be used for these bullet style terminals.

The quality tools are expensive, though, and the cheap ones often don't crimp worth a damn.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:17 AM   #25
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Yes, the question is do the Buchanan crimpers have a large enough throat for the bullet connectors? The one I have for Deutsche connectors will not work.



Just trying to caution anyone thinking about buying one without checking this first. Perhaps someone here can confirm or not that the Buchanan will work. Lots of the offerings on ebay I doubt will accept the bullet.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:34 AM   #26
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Yes, the question is do the Buchanan crimpers have a large enough throat for the bullet connectors? The one I have for Deutsche connectors will not work.



Just trying to caution anyone thinking about buying one without checking this first. Perhaps someone here can confirm or not that the Buchanan will work. Lots of the offerings on ebay I doubt will accept the bullet.
Use caution because virtually all the Buchanan crimpers that I see offered on Ebay are for different applications and not for the 3/16" Ford type bullet.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:12 PM   #27
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Default Re: Bullet connector crimping tool

Most 4-way crimp tools have a variety of pin positioning tools for all sorts of different size pins. The Buchanan C24 tool looks to be large enough but it's made for simple barrel type crimp terminal sleeves. There would be no positioners but terminals may still be crimped without positioners if the operator is careful.

Some of these tools are set to crimp all the way before the tool releases and opens the jaws for terminal removal. It just depends on how they are adjusted for depth of crimp as to how well they do the job. If the tool isn't adjustable & doesn't lock on the terminal then crimp depth would have to be judged by the operator of the tool.
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