This IDC Connector crimping tool is the best way to install IDC connectors onto ribbon cable. Stop crushing connectors with pliers or mangling them with a bench vise. This crimp tool produces quality, repeatable results every time. The jaws of the crimper provide a constant even pressure over the entire surface of the IDC connector.
The orange spacer/adapter is provided for use with DIP IDC connectors, but can also be used as a spacing block for smaller IDC connectors.