DEC MMJ, eBay madness
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 10:02:12 CST 2007
> Don't fool yourself, there is a lot involved in making high quality
> cables than just crimping on a couple of plugs.
> I haven't seen his connectors, so I can't say if he is using the "right"
> connectors or not, but I do know that I've been buying AMP brand MMJ
> plugs and I have genuine AMP tooling. The junk crimper he bought off of
> eBay is a knock-off of the non-ratchet Ideal Telemaster. Anyone who has
> done much in way of cable assembly knows how poorly those type of tools
> preform. Short term, a cable made with that type of crimper might test
> ok, but it isn't going to produce the consistent crimps that the AMP
> crimper does so it may exhibit problems later.
Indeed. When I first started making my own MMJ console cables I used to
borrow the Ideal Telemaster of a local DEC dude. Then a couple of weeks
later, my brother bought me an Ideal Crimpmaster with a full set of
dies. The difference was like between night and day.
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