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    3 Ways Modular Plug Crimps, Strips, and Cuts Tool with Ratchet
    Product # 3352
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    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
    41 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
    HIgh quality solid tool, limited functionality
    Very nice crimping tool - high quality feel and construction. Has limited features compared to some 'do-it-all' tools, and I don't believe it works well for Cat6A cable sold by Monoprice, but is very good at its intended task.
    December 12, 2017
    3 months ago
    Solid and reliable
    I picked it up so that I could shorten a few cables and neaten my desk. It works like a charm. It feels solid enough for an IT pro to use all day.

    PROS: Works like a charm.
    Very little force is needed on the handles to crimp the connector.
    The stripping blade works perfectly.

    CONS: None.
    January 26, 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
    I have used both Ideal and Allentel crimpers for the last 10 years, and those buggers ALWAYS squashed the clip for the plug. The plug would never "sit" inside its jack or port after crimping. I would have to to try to bend it back or stick a piece of plastic inside to keep it from falling out.

    This does not happen with this crimper. Thanks Monoprice!

    PROS: clean crimp 100% of the time
    does not damage clip
    nice feel

    CONS: the handles don't seem to want to stay closed after use, a little strange, but not a performance issue
    February 1, 2012
    Great Tool !!
    I've used several other crimp tools which had ~ 10% failure rate. 100% success with this bad guy with over 50 connections so far. I think I will buy another one and save it in case this one gets swiped. I love Monoprice (I've purchased AV cables here for years).
    November 24, 2009
    Not quite an all in one tool
    I ended up carrying three tools to do the jobs that this one should have done. It crimps down very well and easily on rj45, but I had to carry another tool to strip cat6a insulation jacket off of the cabling and another to cut the CAT6A cabling. I did this because that cabling is so large it fit very poorly into the tools designed areas of cutting and stripping. Stripping was the hardest to do because of the ratcheting feature of the tool. There are two ways to release the ratcheting feature, completely close the tool (which would cut what you're trying to strip), or squeeze it slightly more than you want to and twist a ratchet lock release to unlock it (which could again cut the conductor insulation when you just want to take the cable jacket off).
    December 2, 2017
    4 months ago


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