HT-225D Full Cycle Ratchet Crimping Tool with interchangeable die set HT-225D

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HT-225D Full Cycle Ratchet Crimping Tool with interchangeable die set HT-225D

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Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 14 Reviews
  • April 17, 2017 Last Review Date
  • July 26, 2013 First Seen Review Date
  • 8 Reviewed on Subreddits

    3Dprinting (4)
    PCSleeving (3)
    Reprap (2)
    CableManagement (1)
    arduino (1)
    buildapc (1)
    electricians (1)
    pcmasterrace (1)

Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

What crimping tool is required? [R]

2 years, 11 months agofelisrufus posted submission on electricians.
April 17, 2017
2 years, 11 months agofelisrufus posted on electricians.
April 17, 2017

I believe it's this:

Molex Crimp Tools [R]

3 years agoMarch 25, 2017


3 years agowtfburritoo posted on pcmasterrace.
March 25, 2017

This one's $23 on Amazon, not sure what your link was supposed to lead to but it gets me nowhere.

How would this crimper perform for a one time sleeving job on a budget? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoCaitlinV3 posted submission on PCSleeving.
Feb. 28, 2017

Hey guys, I am looking for a nice crimper and came across this one on aliexpress. I'm sleeving 18 awg wires and I was wondering if this could get the job done. I know mfc's is 20x better, but this is a fourth of the price and my budget is very tight.

Thank you guys!

3 years agoCaitlinV3 posted on PCSleeving.
March 2, 2017

I use this one that costs slightly more: with 16awg. It's not perfect, but with a little practice it does the job.

I fucked up and thought you guys might get a kick out of it. [R]

3 years, 2 months agoRBPEDIIIAL posted submission on PCSleeving.
Jan. 22, 2017

So I've been lurking here for a few months, and decided to finally take the plunge into making my own. My first wire was... okay(see: bad). Definitely NOT up to snuff. Luckily I bought extra, expecting this. Problem is well, just take a look here.

It seems in my excitement to order everything from MFC, I bought the first two sets of terminal pins without actually checking to see what they are. I'm ordering the male atx ones from ensourced here because shipping is cheaper. I just wanna make sure these will work for my 24 and 8 pin extensions.

And can someone help me understand how to heatshrink properly. pls... I obviously need it.

3 years, 2 months agoRBPEDIIIAL posted on PCSleeving.
Jan. 27, 2017

I can't take a picture right now but, this is the crimper I bought on amazon. The crimps looks pretty much like OP's right crimp in his picture

Modular x-carriage [R]

3 years, 4 months agoDef_Not_KGB posted submission on Reprap.
Nov. 14, 2016

I would like to have some sort of quick disconnects on my x-carriage for my hotend and fans and stuff in order to be able to change out the tool. What would be the best way to do this ? Ive seen terminal blocks but i dont want to have to screw the wires in and out.

Also, what is a 2.5w laser from baggood capable of ? Does anyone have experience with using laser cutters/engravers on a 3d printer ?

3 years, 4 months agoDef_Not_KGB posted on Reprap.
Nov. 15, 2016

I really like the Molex SL series, it's what we use at the company I work for. It's also already pretty common on 3D printers (Off the top of my head I know RAMBO boards already use it) and they are really quality.

You can have board to cable connections, cable to cable connections, panel mount connections, whatever you want.

Here's their 'roadmap' which I guess has some info, but if you want to find them on digikey this has everything you need.

Also for crimpers you can just get a generic molex crimper

3D printing starter pack. Am I missing anything? [R]

3 years, 7 months agodtmcnamara posted submission on 3Dprinting.
Aug. 11, 2016
3 years, 7 months agodtmcnamara posted on 3Dprinting.
Aug. 11, 2016

5: the dupont connectors and crimpers are great to have when it comes time to start to upgrade things. they give you printer that "finished" quality and look. These are the cprimpers I ordered. I love them and they are fairly cheap. I have heard the the ones cheaper that these are horrible, so if you do end up getting some make sure to read reviews about them before pulling the trigger.

6: You WILL cut and splice something on the printer one day. Dont just wrap electrical tape around the solder joint, throw this over it and shrink it properly.

7: Just like above. This is great to have when it comes time to upgrade things. This is what I ordered. Its cheap and nice to have around.

8: Needed when it comes time to upgrade/fix things, or when you are creating.

Making / Shortening cables on a Corsair HX750i for mini-itx [R]

4 years agoWarningTakeCaution posted submission on PCSleeving.
March 6, 2016

I just built a mini-itx in a Thermal Take Core V1 with a Corsair HX750i power supply. The power supply is modular and very, very close to the motherboard but the cables are of course full length -- which is huuuge in this case. I need tiny cables, like 8 inchs. Does anyone know anything about shortening them yourself, or a place to buy tiny or custom length cables for a reasonable price? The places I've seen a set of just PCIe and the mobo/cpu wires would run well over $100. Google hasn't yielded much other than some vague "don't do it bro."

Also, now seeing this subreddit you guys are making me want to wrap them too >_<


4 years agoWarningTakeCaution posted on PCSleeving.
March 7, 2016

Alright, I'm going to do as legion and zeekay have suggested.

Right now I'm looking at this crimper: Amazon Link

This pin removal tool: Amazon Link

Less sure where to get pins (the ones on amazon have terrible reviews), sleeves, and shrink wrap.

Where do you guys shop?

Good crimpers and Dupont pins? [R]

4 years, 2 months agonxvic posted submission on 3Dprinting.
Jan. 5, 2016

I bought a set of crimpers on Amazon and whatever roll of 2.54 pitch internal pins they had on there for dupont connectors, and for the life of me I can't get a decent crimp. I have tried every trick I know and everything I can think of to make it work better, but I've wasted probably 20 of the 100 I got because either the crimpers or the pins themselves are schite.

Anyone know where to get a set of GOOD crimps for Dupont connectors, and also where I'd find some better internal pins? Amazon's cheapies ain't doing it for this, and I've got two whole printers to wire.

4 years, 2 months agonxvic posted on 3Dprinting.
Jan. 5, 2016

I bought a blue handled ratcheting crimper from amazon and it works great. Think it was around $15.

For the pins, check out hanson hobbies, they sell a bunch of connectors in small quantities, and have a crimper that looks the same as the one I bought on amazon.

The model I purchased is similar to this without the changeable dies

My first time working with Define R5 [R]

4 years, 4 months agothemellowmedia posted submission on CableManagement.
Nov. 20, 2015
4 years, 4 months agothemellowmedia posted on CableManagement.
Nov. 22, 2015

You bet. Here is a table of tools, connectors, terminals (pins), wire, and cable wraps. You don't need everything if you just want to try it out, but these tools and parts are highly recommended if you want a good result.

ITEM | Website | Price :--------|:--------|:--------- Tools | | Crimping Tool | Amazon | $23.00 Strippers | Amazon | $42.00 Cutters | Amazon | $9.00 Pin Extractors | Amazon | $14.00 Paracord Threader | MainFrame Customs | $12.00 Materials | | Paracord Sleeve - Fabric Texture | MainFrame Customs | $5.00 per 25 feet Teleios Sleeve 4mm - Plastic | MainFrame Customs | $6.75 per 25 feet Various Connectors | MainFrame Customs | $0.65 - $0.85 ea Various Molex Brand Terminals | MainFrame Customs | $0.35 for 5 16AWG Wire | MainFrame Customs | $7.75 per 25 feet Heatshrink 1/4" 3:1 | MainFrame Customs | $4.50 per 4 feet Wire Wraps | Ensourced | $0.40 - $1.15 per pair

Ok, that seems like a lot. But you do not need everything to get started. If you want you can sleeve your existing cables and save a lot of cost. It is a little more annoying and time consuming but it is the cheapest option as you do not have to buy wire, pins, and connectors. If you are going to be working with wires though, you are going to need the crimpers and some pins. You are going to mess some up while learning. I still do and I've been sleeving for a little while now.

If you are going to just sleeve your existing cables, I recommend going with the Teleios Sleeve as it'll be easier to feed onto the wire. Or if you want to use paracord you'll need to buy the Paracord Theader. If you don't, the pins will tear up the paracord and it'll look like crap. So the only tools you'll need if you want to go with Teleios are the pin extractors and cutters.

If you want to make extensions, you'll need to buy both male and female connectors and pins. This is a great place to get your feet wet as the pin outs between the connectors are 1 to 1. Watch this video from PCPartPicker. You should also take some time and watch all of Lutro0's sleeving tutorial videos. He runs MainFrame customs and does a great job at providing and explaining everything you'll need to get started.

I hope this helps, if you have more specific questions please let me know.

Micro ATX VS ATX (Discussion) [R]

4 years, 10 months agoBrussKnackles posted submission on buildapc.
May 17, 2015

What is your stance on Micro ATX VS ATX? What drawbacks are there? What benefits are there? Which do you prefer?

4 years, 10 months agoBrussKnackles posted on buildapc.
May 17, 2015

For the crimper I bought this. To remove the pins I bought this. For the female pci-e pins I ordered a few sets from different website since the first pack I ordered was too small.

I have a Rostock kit on the way...What accessories do you wish you had right from the beginning? [R]

5 years, 11 months agopartsoven posted submission on 3Dprinting.
April 7, 2014

Even if you think I won't need them immediately, I'd like to have an idea of what you regularly use alongside your printer. Consumables, upgrades, finishing tools etc. Anything that didn't come with your printer but you've fit into your workflow, I'd like to hear it! Thanks!

5 years, 11 months agopartsoven posted on 3Dprinting.
April 8, 2014

Your gonna want these to properly crimp the molex connectors:

Trust me on this one. I spent so many hours trying to figure out why my motors weren't spinning or acting erratically this was the easy solution.

Also head over to and get the spool and extruder upgrades, a hot end upgrade along with the fan. If you are going to spend the time running the wires you might as well do it once.

The new kits supposedly have better heads but I still prefer either the J-head or the Prusa nozzle MKII(not for PLA). You will go through some heads as you print so keep one or two on hand.

Printing molex connectors? [R]

6 years, 7 months agor3drocket posted submission on 3Dprinting.
Aug. 25, 2013

I have a printrbot with some custom mods that appears to be good enough for printing things like 3D printer parts and various useful items around the house. However, I tried printing my own molex connectors (like the ones you see on PC fans) and the precision was terrible. Just an all-around bad connector. Has anyone had success printing their own wire connectors (molex or otherwise)?

6 years, 7 months agor3drocket posted on 3Dprinting.
Aug. 25, 2013

I built a high speed data logger for racing which plugs into my car's ECU but was originally debating accessing the sensors at their end-points. And have been considering printing the interconnects to read the sensor signals, primarily because many times the connector manufacturers (you can find almost any automotive connector online) only sell a male/female connector and expect the sensor manufacture to mold the other matching sex into the sensor.

So for example if i can buy the male part of the connector for my evap valve connector but not the female it is because they expect the sensor manufacturer to mold the female part - so I've been meaning to print these and see if they work - but first I need to see if PLA will survive the temps under the hood of my car.

But generally I agree connectors are dirt cheap and so are the crimping tools, It's much better just to buy the connectors and tools.

This tool works great!

And for connectors dig around on digikey.

What are some permanent projects you've made that you're happy about? [R]

6 years, 7 months agoAug. 17, 2013


6 years, 7 months agor3drocket posted on arduino.
Aug. 19, 2013

Here is that connection:


plus these prongs

and these crimpers

These aren't car specific connectors, I choose them based upon cost and that they were something I could solder by hand. I ended up splicing into my car's ECU harness and just needed some plug that I could use to make this easier to connect.

Extruder motor not working [R]

6 years, 8 months agoJuly 26, 2013

Hi all, I've just about got my Mendelmax finished. The problem (aside from some binding issues) is that my extruder motor isn't working. I'm using a Taurino RAMPS 1.4 set up. I've tried connecting the extruder motor to the X axis driver board and it turned. I've also tried swapping out the extruder driver board with a spare Pololu I had kicking around and that didn't help. Has anyone ever had this problem before?

6 years, 8 months agopartsoven posted on Reprap.
July 26, 2013

Molex connectors on the wiring is the first thing to make sure. Rewire the steppers connector. You really need to make certain you have a proper crimper tool for them otherwise you will constantly be battling this type of problem. This one works good.