I'm new to creating cables and bought this because it crimps/cuts/strips. There were no instructions with the device, and when I try to strip the cable jacket in the "8P Strips" part of the tool, it always cuts into the paired wires inside. I will need to look for a separate stripper tool when I wanted to get an "all-in-one device"
PROS: Seems sturdy, ratchet works well
CONS: No instructions in the package or on the website, and stripper doesn't seem to work. Package says "instructions on the back side", but it just has a diagram and doesn't explain how to use the stripper properly - or I'm using it properly and it cuts into the pairs for Cat 6 cable.
I'm new to networking and this crimper makes me feel like a pro. Just insert the rj45 and crimp. Tested all the cables I've made so far with a monoprice tester and they have all worked and tested green. I made a 100' cable for a second router and it worked flawless.
PROS: Easy to handle, ratcheting ensure you get a complete crimp,
I had another crimper tool from Monoprice and this is absolutely the one to get. It works perfectly, no flaws that I could tell. The other one I bought I returned because it was terrible. Would recommend buying this!
PROS: The tool is perfect. It crimps properly, it doesn't bend the RJ-45 clip when crimping, it also has a rachet lock to help when stripping your wires.
CONS: Hard to get a good idea exactly where you are cutting when using the built-in cutter.
I bought this to run some Ethernet cable in my house. It is excellent for cutting cable off the spool but when trying to strip the outer covering to expose the inner wires it has the nasty tendency to cut though those inner wires.
PROS: Excellent for cutting cables into shorter lengths
CONS: It cuts though the inner wires when trying to strip off the other covering thus wasting cable.
This is only my second crimp tool. The first one I paid about the same for from a big box store can't compare to this tool. This tool is solid and provides the perfect amount of pressure. All functions work perfectly. Cutting, stripping and crimping are all an ease.
Normally I buy pre-made cables, you can't make them cheaper. Just check out the wide selection of cables Monoprice carries and their pricing. Occasionally, I need to make up a custom length or make a repair. This tool works great! The hardest part is to make sure the conductors are lined up correctly.