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Hello,
Can you help me select an affordable crimp tool that would deal with the most commons pins: JST-NH / AMP-UP / Molex eventually DuPont
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This is good for most everything but Dupont (Iwiss SN-2549): https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Crimping-AWG28-18-Ratcheting-Connector/dp/B01N4L8QMW

This is alright for Dupont (use the #3 section) https://www.amazon.com/Crimping-Preciva-Ratcheting-Connectors-0-1-1mm²/dp/B07R1H3Z8X

E: The reason for two different tools. Most contacts in the arcade world use an "F" crimp for the insulation, while Dupont uses an "O" crimp.

F:
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O:
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EDIT2: Here's a helpful guide https://www.te.com/content/dam/te-com/documents/application-tooling/global/65780-4_Crimp Quality Poster.pdf
 
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Great guide and glad to see it mentioning not to solder after crimping. Not sure why but I still see people mentioning doing this (not on this forum thankfully). Only time solder should be involved is if you're building a male adapter with header out of some series that only offers a female wire connector (such as JST NH)
 

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Unfortunately he overlooks a lot of the most common arcade connectors. When I was setting up shop I used him as a resource but still had to dig for a lot of stuff on my own.

EDIT: Also some of his advice is wacky like I think he talks about not liking tools with insulation stops which made me go "wut", they're a godsend if you're stripping to the manufacturer recommended length and working fast. Though overall it's a unique and great resource
 
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