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    Post Making custom ribbon cables

    Quick question:

    Do I just line the cable up with the connector and crimp? Also do I need a $20-$30 crimp tool or will a wrench work fine?
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    Doh, do I feel stupid now. Answer to my questions; yes and no - a wrench works.

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    Yeah, I see stacks of posts like this, someone asks a question, and then answers it themself, in a new post,
    (they could just edit the old one) and I get accused of useless posting??? does this make sense??? hhmm....

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    i actually think it is great that people give an answer to a question even if they asked the question. that way when i have the same question the answer is here. jmho
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    Cool

    For what it's worth, I just always use a vice. Wider than pliers, so it provides even pressure.
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    Originally posted by Aaron Cake:
    <STRONG>For what it's worth, I just always use a vice. Wider than pliers, so it provides even pressure.</STRONG>
    Gives cleaner connection too

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    yeah, vice all the way..
    also, does anyone know how to crimp those telephone type plugs??? like the RJ45 Without destroying them or using a proper crimping tool??? I have tried before without much luck...
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    Simple...buy a crimping tool. I've had to make do with a flathead screwdriver before, but it's a pain in the @$$. I'll just say it's doable, but not a fun experience.

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    My friend tried to crimp an IDE cable with a hammer! All I saw were the leftover pieces after he was done but it was pretty funny!
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