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Old 10-06-2019, 07:54 PM   #21
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Default Re: Crimping crimp-on RG58, RG174, etc. connectors without die?

I have a basic hex crimping tool I bought at ratshack before they went under. Here is a similar one on amazon. Many different ones for around $20.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FV32JK..._t2_B004IPMGM8
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:41 AM   #22
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Default Re: Crimping crimp-on RG58, RG174, etc. connectors without die?

Yeah, don't know why RG-6 and RG-59 are much cheaper than RG-8, RG-58, RG-174. Saw a couple for the 75 ohm cables cheap but the 50? No idea why...

Then again, with people "cord cutting," 75-ohm cable crimpers may go the same way as 50-ohm...
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:46 PM   #23
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LOL

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4278483

I really wonder how long these will last... PLA is very hard and brittle, but even aluminum is harder than PLA, and real dies are steel of course... (I also wonder, lead versus PLA, which is harder?)

Then again what I really should do is make a die model, put it in casting sand, and cast them using molten steel. Or even aluminum...
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:41 PM   #24
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Default Re: Crimping crimp-on RG58, RG174, etc. connectors without die?

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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4278483

I really wonder how long these will last... PLA is very hard and brittle, but even aluminum is harder than PLA, and real dies are steel of course... (I also wonder, lead versus PLA, which is harder?)

Then again what I really should do is make a die model, put it in casting sand, and cast them using molten steel. Or even aluminum...
I have seen people using 3d printed parts as dies in hydraulic presses. Done right it can have high compressive strength.
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Old 05-18-2021, 12:39 AM   #25
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Default Re: Crimping crimp-on RG58, RG174, etc. connectors without die?

I have a ratcheting crimper and a vise ...

and an STL...
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