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Old 06-14-2013, 03:53 PM
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CRT pin crimper ?

I've seen CRT pin crimpers mentioned in this forum a few times before, but never actually saw one. That is until I spied this on ebay recently. At least the seller described it as a pin crimper

Can anyone verify what it is and how it's used ? I'm just guessing in these photos.

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:34 PM
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What is it that would need to be crimped on that tube socket?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:31 PM
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I've seen CRT pin crimpers mentioned in this forum a few times before, but never actually saw one. That is until I spied this on ebay recently. At least the seller described it as a pin crimper

Can anyone verify what it is and how it's used ? I'm just guessing in these photos.

I used one, just the way you're using it. I think the intent was using the chrimper, instead of resoldering the pins.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:48 PM
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Yes, that's my understanding too. I guess if you're out on a service call it's a lot easier to crimp than solder
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I was given one by a retiring repairman, and if he hadn't explained what it was I would have never figured it out. I've used it a few times. Resoldering pins can be tricky sometimes, it doesn't always want to flow right (my experience, anyway.) One issue with these is they are permanent-forget about pulling that socket off after doing this.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:46 PM
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is there any part number or company name on that tool ?
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:04 PM
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Any chance of borrowing one sometime? I have a 21FJ that measures open on the filaments - very suspicious, but I have had no luck with soldering.
I have another 21FJ that is fine and appears to have been crimped.

Edit: the posted image shows a patent number (first two digits hard to read)
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xx78698

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:43 AM
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PAT 2878698 is the only marking I see on it. Yes, I suppose you could borrow it sometime.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:10 AM
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PAT 2878698 is the only marking I see on it. Yes, I suppose you could borrow it sometime.
They reffered to it as "The Burns Perfect Pin Crimper". The old electronic distributors sold them in the late 50's and 60's.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:51 PM
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So thats what that thing was !

Had one at the shop. Saw it for 30+ yrs but never asked what it
was. Was in a drawer with other odd ball things nobody used.
We always just soldered the pins.

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:58 AM
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I want one!!!..
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:19 AM
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I want one!!!..
So do I.

I'm surprised that with all the dozens of loaded tube caddies I've bought over the years that I've never seen one of these before.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:01 PM
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Hi
I used to carry one of those in my caddy, it was used to crimp the pins on the CRT and other tubes. Some times the 6CD6, and other horiz output tubes ran so hot that the solder would "unsolder" and you could crimp the pins and get a few more hours out of them. Also there was a time when the 5U4 pins were not soldered well and I used this device to crimp them. At one time some of the tubes were not soldered very well and it came in handy. I am talking about 1960 to 1963 when I was in tv repair.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:17 PM
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I still want one,..no one answered my wanted yet??
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