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Cheap, useful, ideal for the occasional RJ45 & RJ11 crimp job. Also removes finger tips if required!
on 17 September 2011
We all love crimping, whether it be in dance form, pie toppings or RJ45 and RJ11 plug crimping. This handy tool is so cheap you won't believe it's any good but you'll be pleasantly surprised to find it's quite well built, will crimp RJ45 plugs, RJ11 4pin and RJ11 6 pin - so that's 3 individual crimpers built into one tool, plus the cable stripper blade (also known as the finger tip remover/ nail clipper for the clumsy amongst you)
Next in the pack is the mysterious little yellow thingy - it's a cable cutter (insert cable, squeeze the lever down and rotate the cable to cut the outer shielding... it's also a punch tool to insert cables into phone sockets or network sockets.... would get you out of trouble but by a proper KRONE puncher for serious jobs.
Finally, it was delivered super fast, next working day delivery.
How any profit is made selling this tool for a couple of pounds is a mystery but I for one whole heartedly recommend this for your occasional networking needs.....
EDIT: reading other reviews, it seems some people are cutting off the tips of their fingers due to the built in cutting tool, I haven't suffered this problem but I'd suggest you remove the cutter if you feel you might chop off your fingertips with this tool (unscrew the blade and voilà or wallah for those that insist on idiocy)
Also I've found a few RJ45 plugs I had didn't crimp correctly as they were slightly different in design to my others, it seems some have a slightly different moulding and this tool (along with my other £30 RJ crimp tool) mashed up the crimp connectors - not sure why these plugs are made differerntly but they were and certainly not suitable so if you have problems carefully eye up the plug against the crimp mechanism and see if they align or not, as the case may be. This was a plug design problem rather than a crimp problem as far as I can tell.
Still rate this 5 stars would rate 10 stars for the fingertip removal feature (very comedic for us that haven't had this happen yet)