Changing wire-wrap configurations on DEC circuit boards

Antonio Carlini a.carlini at
Mon Feb 13 18:17:00 CST 2017

On 14/02/17 00:04, Earl Evans wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 3:59 PM, william degnan <billdegnan at>
> wrote:
>> alligator clips?
> ​At least in my case, the spacing seemed too tight for alligator clips.
> There are components surrounding the wire-wrap posts, so the clips don't
> lay down well. Also, you can't have the clips pointing up, because then
> there isn't enough top-clearance for the QBUS board in the slot above.​
> Maybe there's another type of clip I could use, or a different technique?
Hand operated wirewrap tools seem to be ~ £10 new on ebay in the UK.
I assume they are similarly cheap in the US.

If you try some alternative technique don't you risk ending up with 
stray wires in powered equipment?


Antonio Carlini
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