After accepting that I need quality crimpers I was finally ready to spend $60 on the Universal Micro Crimping Pliers - PA-09
. But I have been waiting for many weeks and they are still out of stock.
Today I noticed Ratcheting Crimper Pliers - #18-28 AWG
for only $35. Does anyone know how these two compare? From searching for the SN-28B model I found that it crimps in one step, unlike the 2 needed for the PA-09? But I also saw images of crimps from the SN-28B that looked like it caused the crimp metal to bite too deeply into the insulation of the wire. The JST pdf cautitoins against this Check points for perfect crimping
Can anyone compare crimping quality between these two products from personal experience? I have no problem paying more for a better product! I am still holding out for Adafruit to restock the PA-09, I don't want to spend my money for them at a different retailer.
Also available is the Universal Crimping Pliers - PA-21
, but since I figured I'd crimp more of the smaller wires I was holding out for the PA-09. There is also another ratcheting crimper Deluxe Crimping Tool
from Hansen Hobbies, has only 2 crimp points.