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Crimping Tools (CAT)

Postby MysteryBall » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:17 pm UTC

So my current CAT-5e crimper is absolutely useless, doesn't crimp cleanly and generally doesn't work very well, additionally my tester for CAT-5e cables is also dead. Looking for something fairly okish in price, any ideas? I don't really want to spend £350 on a Tester to be honest. =P

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Re: Crimping Tools (CAT)

Postby alexriehl » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:29 pm UTC

Cue wrote:So my current CAT-5e crimper is absolutely useless, doesn't crimp cleanly and generally doesn't work very well, additionally my tester for CAT-5e cables is also dead. Looking for something fairly okish in price, any ideas? I don't really want to spend £350 on a Tester to be honest. =P

Er... Try Home Depot or Lowes. They have crimpers pretty cheap--like $20ish.
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Re: Crimping Tools (CAT)

Postby hintss » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:19 am UTC

alexriehl wrote:
Cue wrote:So my current CAT-5e crimper is absolutely useless, doesn't crimp cleanly and generally doesn't work very well, additionally my tester for CAT-5e cables is also dead. Looking for something fairly okish in price, any ideas? I don't really want to spend £350 on a Tester to be honest. =P

Er... Try Home Depot or Lowes. They have crimpers pretty cheap--like $20ish.

and their cable testers are about double that.

also, try your local Fry's electronics, should be in the aisle that has that one lone server rack I could find at my local store.

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Re: Crimping Tools (CAT)

Postby alexriehl » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:01 am UTC

Even if you're in the UK, your local hardware superstore should have them. And if not, there's always the Internet.
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