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RobertEagle

Hi,

I have this type of female header pins http://store.gadgetfactory.net/images/tn_Female_Header_2.jpg, each piece having 40 pins.
The question is how do I cut them without breaking them to hard?

Best regards,
RobertEagle

dannable

A small saw? You lose one pin when you cut them.
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JoeN

I use my wire cutter and it works just fine.  Sometime one side is not quite even to the other but I haven't had them shatter or anything.  You always lose a pin so I cut right through the pin I intend to lose.  My wire cutter is very similar to this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Xuron-Micro-Shear-Flush-Cutter/dp/B000IBOOWQ
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Oracle

I use wire cutters too, and then file the edge so it looks better.

You can also use http://www.dipmicro.com/store/HDR40X1FM, which looks easier to snap.

JoeN


I use wire cutters too, and then file the edge so it looks better.

You can also use http://www.dipmicro.com/store/HDR40X1FM, which looks easier to snap.


I have found these work great for ICs but don't admit larger pins like the ones on LED matricies.  So be forewarned on that.
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