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Old 11-14-05, 09:18 AM
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Recommend a Cat5 crimping tool?

Looking for a decent set of crimpers. Or will any set from RS or something do?
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This is the one that I use. Simple, and does the job.


I like this style better than the rachetting style.
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I tried the RS $30 one and it was so bad I returned it. You had to know exactly how much pressure to apply or the plug either got damaged or it didn't crimp properly.
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Mine is similar to the ideal one that golucky posted, never had any problems with it. I don't like the non-ratcheting ones at all.

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Mine is also the same as goLUCKY's, except for the color. It works well.
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sorry about posting here, but how hard is it to make these cables?
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not that hard. Cut the jacket of the cable to get to the 8 strands, put them in order (color coded), push into a plug and crimp. A couple of practice trys to get it down and you should be fine. Get a decent crimper though, a cheap one will give you more problems.

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