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    Default Best crimp tool for the job? Motorola accessory connectors for CDM/TRBO/APX

    What official tools are best for crimping on the pins to accessory wires for these Moto radios?

    I've seen ITT Cannon mentioned and Astro tool Corp too ?!?!

    CCT-DL or CHT-DL type for ITT Cannon?

    So far ITT unit 112108-003 seems commonly mentioned.


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    Mine is a TYCO with a crapload of numbers on it.
    The die in it is 91516-1 c0725 003

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    This is what my company ordered for me.

    https://www.tessco.com/product/52045
    "Scanner hobbyists have conjured up the idea that a new, unscannable technology is not interoperable"

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    Over here in the UK, its anything with either Molex or Knipex branded, I've been using the same Molex tool for about 15 years

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    I can say the one I've used was a standard Molex crimper. It took some doing to get it in position but once in position it crimps it perfectly. Supposedly MOL specific crimpers don't exist outside their factory so you can't do it yourself. Also, if you're comfortable with it could look at soldering.

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    Both myself and Number 6 have ordered this one:

    Iwiss Crimping Tools for 0.08-1.0... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N1RFZZ4?...p_mob_ap_share

    Works perfect. I have used it for Waris, TRBO and XTL.

    Before ordering this or any other crimping tool, pay very close attention to the specs and make sure the dies are suited for your application.

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    I use the same tool and so far it's done a good job on all crimps.
    I've got 3 other GM ( Kent Moore ) crimpers that work fine but don't always have the needed size dies without changing tools.

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    If your looking for a budget tool, sometimes I have seen a crimper at Harbor Freight that works pretty good. Otherwise they all seems to be fairly generic, some may be a bit more polished than others. Ones I used in the military were super expensive, but have bought some off amazon that work just as well.