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  Reply # 599422 24-Mar-2012 12:45 Send private message

I have one of these
http://www.computerstore.co.nz/CT-H518.aspx

Cheapest i saw, same as mentioned numerous times before. The computer store seems quite good, fast postage and you can even pick up from their suppliers (Mostly Dynamix stuff) in Albany.  

Anyway tool works perfectly on the Sky branded orange compression connectors. 



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  Reply # 599541 24-Mar-2012 18:42 Send private message

Yep, I'll wait until Monday/Tuesday when I hear back about what the Sky install guy is using, but at this stage the 'Hanlong CT-H518' (probably out of elive as has free shipping) will be where i'm heading. Too many people here have it with no complaints, and you can't argue with the price either! Thanks too all for the input.

 

 



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  Reply # 599575 24-Mar-2012 20:19 Send private message

Jaxson: Thanks too all for the input.


Amen to that! I thought my tool was the tits but apparently not. I can't go on about how good quality my installs are if I don't have the latest gear lol! Great discussion!



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Reply # 601246 28-Mar-2012 13:29 Send private message

Hi all,

To complete this thread (well for me at least) I've purchased the Hanlong HT-H518E201 unit.
In my case from www.elive.co.nz for $35.70 incl. gst & postage.

If you've just skipped to the end of the thread, this device had a lot of support here and the price is right.
It appears to have different inserts, so is capable of doing more than just the F connector.

As was mentioned above, SKY has now moved to compression fittings, rather than the older hex/radial crimp type.  

Thanks to all who contributed their experiences, and I guess now we move onto .... Punch down tools?  110 vs krone vs impact vs blades or not etc etc etc.... Wink  
 

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  Reply # 601277 28-Mar-2012 13:48 Send private message

Hi, you need both a Krone tool and a 110 as a 110 will not do LSA modules or keystones that use LSA IDC's, and a 110 will not do LSA's.

As for what Krone tool to have, I have a genuine Krone one, cost around $85 about 6yrs ago, I lost it for awhile (was in the bottom of a parts bin in my truck) so grabbed a $30 Chinese clone, it broke within weeks but I have since repaired it, fortunately I found my lost Krone one and the Clone is a backup.

As for 110, I have one with a removable blade, one end has a cutoff edge the other does not, I never use the cutoff I use a pair of smaller side cutters to trim off, but thats me.

Cheers
Cyril

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  Reply # 601331 28-Mar-2012 14:51 Send private message

Ok 110's I can talk about... I got a really cheap one from DX a while back and was impressed. I had a really expensive one I got from somewhere local, and it kept breaking connectors.

I agree with Cyril, cutters can be smarter for trimming the wires.





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  Reply # 601449 28-Mar-2012 18:18 Send private message

I stand by my non-impact cheap as chips tool...



I terminate all jacks and patch panels with this. Doesn't take any longer to punch down and trim with cutters than it does using an impact tool. You never end up stabbing your hand if the tool slips off the jack. And you know for sure you have sent the wire home. No faults (except when you go cross eyed after 200+ and mix up the orange/green lol).

And totally agree with Cyril on getting genuine Krone. So much more expensive but the cutter on it is far superior to any of the cheap chinese jobbies.



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  Reply # 601455 28-Mar-2012 18:38 Send private message

Thanks Chevrolux, so the cheap one you've pictured is the 110 version? Where did you source this from please?


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  Reply # 601457 28-Mar-2012 18:42 Send private message

Jaxson: Thanks Chevrolux, so the cheap one you've pictured is the 110 version? Where did you source this from please?



That's a cable stripper as well, which can be very handy if you want to do cables properly and reduce risk of fault a year later.

http://www.elive.co.nz/h-tools-economic-cable-stripper-cd0414.php






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  Reply # 601479 28-Mar-2012 19:24 Send private message

I should point out that with any IDC tool (Krone/LSA or 110) you dont need the impact part, infact if the impact striker engages then there is probably a problem.

Cyril

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  Reply # 601483 28-Mar-2012 19:28 Send private message

We get one of those ^ (the yellow tool pictured) with every 300m box of cat 5. I can send you one if you PM me your address.



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Reply # 601486 28-Mar-2012 19:32 Send private message

Pock: We get one of those ^ (the yellow tool pictured) with every 300m box of cat 5. I can send you one if you PM me your address.


Sweet, thanks man!  

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  Reply # 601513 28-Mar-2012 19:54 Send private message

Yea tyco (i think) give them away but I just grab them from Stewarts when I lose my one. Less than $5. And I normally lose it before it breaks.
Iv stuffed the blade a couple of times by stripping a 25-pair. I should know better lol.

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  Reply # 601527 28-Mar-2012 20:03 Send private message

Pock: We get one of those ^ (the yellow tool pictured) with every 300m box of cat 5. I can send you one if you PM me your address.


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  Reply # 601552 28-Mar-2012 20:41 Send private message

I get mine from dealextreme - seems to do the trick
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/network-and-connection-wire-cutter-tools-3-pack-2641

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