Use of the correct crimp tool with each connector type is important to achieve the long term performance of the assembled connector onto the cable.
Crimp diameters and styles vary from connector to connector and from one manufacturer to another. Tech Optics offers the following tools for the commonly used connectors.
|LC||Use with 1.8mm to 2.0mm mini cordage||1588176-1|
|MFM, SMA, HA||Daniels crimp tool frame||HX4|
|Die set for the HX4 frame||Y204|
|SC, FC||AMP SC connector 503948-2 and 504646-4 and FC 504649-8 family of connectors||503911-1|
|SMA, ST||Use with Amphenol connectors and Norland splice covers 3 hex cavity 0.151, 0.178 and 0.213 inch||TO-178|
|FDDI, ESCON||For both zipcord and round cable into AMP FSD and RSD connectors||58519-1|
|ST, LC||AMP Pro-Crimper hand tool for ST connectors and LC on 3mm diamter cable||58433-4|
|General Purpose||4 Hex crimp tool with cavities 0.105, 0.137, 0.178 and 0.254 inch||927-1163|