I see that TE, Altiv, Cinch and other manufacturers have these contacts and seemingly an associated crimping tool. Sometimes, those tools are extremely expensive, making their purchase prohibitive for someone like me who needs about 30 connections made.
On the other hand, I have a hard time finding a contractor/panel builder with the same exact tool as prescribed by the manufacturers.
Is it fair to say a more generic tool can do the job for crimping most contacts reliably, at least for a test? I would have probably a better chance at finding one of them (AMP tools for example).
As long as the dimensions fit would it work?
Does anyone have some insight on this very specific issue? The connector types and tools are in the attachment.