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    3 Ways Modular Plug Crimps, Strips, and Cuts Tool with Ratchet
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    3 Ways Modular Plug Crimps, Strips, and Cuts Tool with Ratchet

    • CHROME PLATING Cover Plate
    • ZINC-ALUMINUMALLOY Crimp Section
    • With Ratchet

    Used for 8P8C/RJ-45

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    can this crimp and cut extra cable for pass through end?
    A shopper on Jun 21, 2017
    4.8 / 5.0
    40 Reviews
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    Good tool
    As a network technician I have used a lot of crimping tools. This tool performs very much up there with the best. Here is why:

    - Solid construction and balanced weight: heavy enough to have a good feel, but not enough to tire you out after crimping 50 ends. You can tell that this tool will last for at least a couple of years.

    - Parallel crimping: Any experienced network tech will tell you that a parallel crimp is key to driving the pins into the cable nice and straight. The cheaper tools do it radially, and you risk having pins go in an angle.

    - Cutting blades are recessed to prevent inadvertent nicks and cuts... however this is also a drawback. The cutting edge is recessed about 2mm and the protective shield gets in the way of making close cuts. In summary, the cutting edge is great for cutting the cable, but don't expect it to be accurate enough for trimming excess.

    - Flat cable stripper: Yes, there is 8C flat cable out there, mainly used for telephone systems. The blades are adjusted for this type of cable, so if you put a network cable in there, it will cut too far and either nick or cut the inner conductors of CAT5/6. Use the "Round Cable" stripper instead.

    - Round cable stripper: Insert the cable, close the handles until the blade is lightly pushing against the jacket, rotate cable and tool in opposite directions, then release. That's how you are supposed to strip the jacket. It works, and if you don't use too much force the inner conductors and their insulation will be intact.

    8P8C die: The die is the key part of any crimping tool. High end tools come with replaceable dies for a good reason. The die in this tool is not replaceable, but at this price, who cares?

    Plug fit in die: The die has notches designed to let you use standard 8P8C modular plugs, but also RJ45S and RJ45X keyed connectors. This is bad because the notches interfere with the holding in place of the standard 8P8C modular connector. The RJ45S and RJ45X plugs are rarely seen, so their inclusion in this tool is detrimental. There is enough side-side movement to possibly create a bad crimp if you are in a rush. -1 point

    Clip protection: Cheap crimping tools do not protect the clip on the modular connector, possibly bending it during crimping even damaging it. However this tool provides a very good level of protection for it and the clip will not be harmed no matter how hard or fast you crimp.

    Ratchet movement: Not much to say here, it provides a good positive verification that you have gone far enough and it also keeps the tool closed when not in use.

    Handle: comfortable with a good grip.

    All in, I'm satisfied with this tool, but I will continue to try others in search for that perfect 10.
    February 14, 2012
    I have wired my entire house with cat5 cable for phone and network. I have punched down all my connections either in blocks or jacks. I had quite a bit of cable left over so I decided to make my own patch cables. I purchased this tool, and a bag of rj45 connectors. I received the items today and within 30 minutes was enjoying my new network capable blu ray disc player. The tool came with no instructions, but anyone with basic skills can figure it out easily. The tool cut and stripped the jacket in 1 squeeze, and the crimping was even easier. Thanks monoprice for all the great products, and low low prices. I will continue to purchase all my tech stuff here. Thanks JMM
    January 6, 2010
    A must have if making your own ethernet cables!

    PROS: Tool works great. Simple one handed use. Best tool to buy for ethernet cable assembley money can buy.

    CONS: No instructions but a compentant person can figure it out after a couple of minutes.
    April 18, 2011
    Crimp Tool Rocks!
    I use this tool constantly and it has made over 50 cables to date. Good tool.

    PROS: This tools does what it is intended to do:
    Crimps RJ-45 CAT5e connectors
    Strips small gage individual wires adequately
    Straight cuts of all wires is good and precision
    Easy to hold in hand, ambidextrous

    CONS: Strip takes a little skill to make sure no cuts are made too deep and cut copper wires
    Use good RJ-45 connectors. Cheaply made connectors may not crimp evenly.
    February 28, 2014
    was using a plastic pair bought from a local large scale home improvement store on cat 6 cable for a buddy. you could tell the plastic was not handling it well at all. i order this pair and the cheap pair 6$ as a back up plan. i went back to re-crimp all of my ends i made prior to having this set, to seat the ends into the cat 6 wires. i ran 7 runs for him for in his new house. it made a huge difference. night and day. clearly one could see the wires inside the connector before and after. no doubt the job is done right now thanks to mono price tools. i give it a 10 rating as i only know junk tools versus good tools. if there are better i'm certain the $$ will be more too.
    July 8, 2010
    Worked well with a little practice
    I had literally never spliced or crimped ethernet cable before and ordered these based on other reviews I read. I used to install car stereos when I was a teenager and never had any problems doing that so I was up for the challenge. After doing a little research on the web to teach myself how to crimp connectors to cable I practiced splicing and crimping connectors 3 or 4 times and was soon manufacturing ethernet cables like a pro.

    Overall, the tool is good. The only thing I don't like about it are the cutters, but a little more practice with this tool and I should be able to get the process down and probably won't have any more problems. Tool is sturdy and should last you a long time with proper care (meaning don't throw them against the wall, concrete floor, etc.)

    Did this little job about 3 months ago (Feb. 2011) and haven't had any problems with the 16 connections I made.
    May 19, 2011
    Simple Yet Effective.
    This is an excellent crimper/stripper/cutter. Especially for the price. This has a strong ratchet and a comfy rubber grip. The stripper can get a bit annoying because you have to pass the cable through the strippers. You can't go to the place you want to cut directly. Instead, the tip of the cable has to go through the tool, then you can cut.

    All in all, these crimpers/strippers/cutters are great. Expect to find a lower quality copy of this at your local hardware store for over seventy dollars.
    October 28, 2009
    Awesome Tool!
    This Is an Excellent Crimper for network cables, I use it mostly on Cat-5E cable and it is awesome. I use a separate wire stripper / cutter because the one built into it can be a little awkward to get just right, but overall its one of the easiest to use RJ-45 Crimpers I've ever seen! I would recommend it hands down, but it might be worth it to grab a set of cable strippers / cutters too (-1 for that, but since its still perfectly functional the way it is, I just prefer using a separate cutter, it still gets a 9/10)
    October 25, 2009
    Works well

    PROS: Solid crimps. The pressure is even and linear (going up) instead of radial. Two blades for cutting and stripping. The cutting edge does the job for getting an even cut before inserting the wires into the modular connector.

    CONS: Cable stripping edge is meh, but does the job.
    July 27, 2015
    Great tool!
    I'm a network cabling noob and bought these because of the good reviews and great price.

    They work great. My first couple of tries were flubs, but once I got the hang of it, the cables I made worked great.

    As other reviewers have noted, the jacket cutting/stripping function leaves something to be desired. I wish I had bought a cheap jacket cutter to go along with this, but if you take your time you can get a decent slice on the jacket (without nicking the wires inside) but you have to be careful.

    All in all I'm very pleased with this tool. Should last me a lifetime (as I'm approaching 70).
    July 22, 2017
    6 months ago


    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (1/24/2018) if ordered within 16 hours 3 minutes