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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:50 pm

So, after installing my Thuren bumper and fairlead I needed to spool in my winch. Connected my controller, flipped the switch and nothing. Long story short I determined one of the female pins on the connector was too corroded. I worked on it with WD-40 and a paperclip for a while to get connection. I felt there must be a better way. Conferred with Rusty who told me about small wire brushes. A search of the web and I found these purpose made pin file sets by IPA out of New York. They work perfect. These are round for female pins. They do make concave files for male pins. Comes with a nice case and various size files. Feel free to post any of YOUR favorite nerd tools.ImageImage

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Post by RustyPW » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:22 pm

Nice. :rockon:
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:15 pm

Nerd tool # 2, yes, it has something to do with electrical work. Picked up this one motion wire stripper. Been using the old type for so long twisting and hoping that the sheathing pulls off. No more of that crap.Image

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Post by Retired BLM Rig » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:34 am

I use that same wire stripper on every component I build, except mine is made by Gardener Bender. I have one at my day job and one at home. :geek:

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Retired BLM Rig wrote:I use that same wire stripper on every component I build, except mine is made by Gardener Bender. I have one at my day job and one at home. :geek:
Image found this one at Lowe's. Stripmaster.

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Post by RustyPW » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:57 pm

I believe some cultures use those for circumcisions. :shock:
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:44 pm

RustyPW wrote:I believe some cultures use those for circumcisions. :shock:
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat May 01, 2021 6:02 pm

Nerd tool #3. Weather Pack connector crimper. I used this to crimp connectors for the Baja Designs lights. They use Weather Pack connectors. The only thing that would have made this more nerdy is if I got the ratcheting crimper that crimps both crimps at the same time. This one is a 2 step process. Made by Tool Aid out of Newark, NJ.Image

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