dkelvey at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 23 19:14:26 CST 2008
> From: jdbryan at acm.org
> I'll second that. With an arbor press and mandrels designed for to receive
> the connector halves, it goes together easily. If you have to use Vise-
> Grips, it's quite difficult. A bench vise with smooth jaw faces is a bit
> better if you do things slowly and carefully and ensure that the parts and
> the cable line up correctly as you squeeze them together. It takes quite a
> bit of force to punch through 50 conductors simultaneously.
> -- Dave
It can be done with visegrips but you need to support the entire length
of the connector. Two Iron flat stocks should work.
I like to us a bench vise with a couple pieces of flat stock if I
don't have smooth jaws on the vise.
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