ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool

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ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
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The ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool is the tool you need to make custom length signal wires for your ESCs, receiver batteries and servos. This tool safely secures the connector pins on wire sizes between 14 and 28awg, without damaging the pin or the wire. Simply strip a short length of the shielding off the wires, install the connector pin into the tool, insert the wire into the pin, and squeeze the tool to crimp the pin in place.


 

 

NOTE: When changing the length of your signal wires or receiver battery connectors, for the best results we recommend you use new connectors.

This product was added to our catalog on August 26, 2016

Tracey Ruark
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jan 31 2021 (about 3 years ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
TL;DR: Decent tool, but the instructions aren't helpful at all.

The instructions on the back of the box are essentially useless. I had to search online to find a decent how-to video. (See below). Also the instructions seem to say that the crimp tightness is adjustable via the +/- dial on one side of the pliers. I still haven't figured out how to move that dial and actually adjust the crimp.

Suggestion #1: Watch this video FIRST! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyJAFQQf9fo. I was pretty frustrated with this tool and about to give up until I did a little Google'ing and found the aforementioned video. After following the video's instructions, looking closely at the tool, and noticing the staggering of the socket I was able to finally get a nice good crimp without damaging the wire or leads.

Suggestion #2: PRACTICE BEFORE DAMAGING YOUR SERVO'S WIRING! Buy some spare servo wire, several extra sets of leads and practice, practice, practice.
Lucas Livingstone
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 5 2021 (about 3 years ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
These are the stuff! I bought some from my local hobby shop and they worked perfect. I had the old protek crimpers and they were terrible- these are a much better improvement. I used the closest slot to the handle to crimp my connectors. I also found the tension from the factory a little tight, so I loosened slightly and it was perfect. Don't hesitate to buy, works perfectly.
D.K.
Verified Owner
Monday, Apr 15 2024 (3 months ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
Love protek stuff. This item, however, is quite cheaply made and expensive compared to similar items. It is also difficult to line up the crimps.

When I was evaluating this product, I was a little upset that this item is essentially the same thing that you would purchase from that big company that will deliver it tomorrow at 25% more.

I just chalked it up to paying for Amain's superior customer service and am happy to know that they will fix any problem that arises from any purchase, quickly and without hesitation.

The product, however, is still mediocre.
Matthew Taylor
Verified Owner
Thursday, Oct 12 2023 (9 months ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
This was an awesome investment. Very well made, and easy to use.
Desert Jeff
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Mar 8 2023 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
Works Well. You will want to watch a YouTube from Painless360 on how to use it.
Charles Poltes
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Feb 2 2022 (about 2 years ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
Not to happy about receiving one that was open and damaged packaging. But it seems to be ok. This and shipping irregularities seem to be the the new norm when ordering from Amain.
Don Bement
Verified Owner
Saturday, Dec 25 2021 (about 2 years ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
Other than the worthless Chinese written instructions, the rebranded crimper's are decent.
Steve Extance
Verified Owner
Saturday, Dec 18 2021 (about 2 years ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
Working with these tiny wires and connectors is just a bit fiddly no matter how you look at it. This crimping tool is nice, well made, and does what is asked of it. The user can mess it all up, yes, but it's not the tool's fault. My feeling is that this tool could be 1/2 the size considering how delicate the connectors it is crimping are... not really a minus but would make it easier to have in the pit box.
Adam Smith
Verified Owner
Monday, Sep 20 2021 (about 2 years ago)
ProTek RC Servo Lead & Terminal Crimping Tool
Excellent tool, very easy to use. I've already used it to shorten the length on all my servo wires and clean up the inside of my rc cars.