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  Reply # 1105672 9-Aug-2014 23:38
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I cant imagine ever making a basic patch cable when it takes a good few minuites to even get to the stage where you can even think about crimping it, and the premium on a nicely made and molded strain relief cable is about a dollar when buying dynamix ones from PB tech etc.

Only makes sense if you value your time at close to zero and are happy to have any network issues possibly be your dodgey cable crimping.

You do have a proper crimp tool dont you? The cheap ones that come in around a pivot dont work properly as they squeeze one end more than the other unless they are really well made.




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  Reply # 1105674 9-Aug-2014 23:40
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richms: I cant imagine ever making a basic patch cable when it takes a good few minuites to even get to the stage where you can even think about crimping it, and the premium on a nicely made and molded strain relief cable is about a dollar when buying dynamix ones from PB tech etc.

Only makes sense if you value your time at close to zero and are happy to have any network issues possibly be your dodgey cable crimping.

You do have a proper crimp tool dont you? The cheap ones that come in around a pivot dont work properly as they squeeze one end more than the other unless they are really well made.


Unfortunately the point has been made before and some people need to learn the hard way. Unfortunately he will be back in 3 months with a difficult network issue which is time consuming to troubleshoot asking for all manner of expertise to resolve it. 

I'm close to sending him a small pile of cables to save the situation from occurring :) 




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richms: I cant imagine ever making a basic patch cable when it takes a good few minuites to even get to the stage where you can even think about crimping it, and the premium on a nicely made and molded strain relief cable is about a dollar when buying dynamix ones from PB tech etc.

Only makes sense if you value your time at close to zero and are happy to have any network issues possibly be your dodgey cable crimping.

You do have a proper crimp tool dont you? The cheap ones that come in around a pivot dont work properly as they squeeze one end more than the other unless they are really well made.


Unfortunately the point has been made before and some people need to learn the hard way. Unfortunately he will be back in 3 months with a difficult network issue which is time consuming to troubleshoot asking for all manner of expertise to resolve it. 

I'm close to sending him a small pile of cables to save the situation from occurring :) 



Almost $3 a cable for 0.3m is quite a lot of money, although they will last.




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  Reply # 1105682 10-Aug-2014 00:13
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networkn:
richms: I cant imagine ever making a basic patch cable when it takes a good few minuites to even get to the stage where you can even think about crimping it, and the premium on a nicely made and molded strain relief cable is about a dollar when buying dynamix ones from PB tech etc.

Only makes sense if you value your time at close to zero and are happy to have any network issues possibly be your dodgey cable crimping.

You do have a proper crimp tool dont you? The cheap ones that come in around a pivot dont work properly as they squeeze one end more than the other unless they are really well made.


Unfortunately the point has been made before and some people need to learn the hard way. Unfortunately he will be back in 3 months with a difficult network issue which is time consuming to troubleshoot asking for all manner of expertise to resolve it. 

I'm close to sending him a small pile of cables to save the situation from occurring :) 



Almost $3 a cable for 0.3m is quite a lot of money, although they will last.


I can sell them to you a bit cheaper than that, but honestly, it's not a lot of money. If you are struggling with that, perhaps you should seriously reconsider the whole project. 

I can't work out if you are ridiculously tight or have an incredibly tight financial situation, but if it's the first, get over yourself and if it's the second, reconsider the project until a later time. 


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  Reply # 1105688 10-Aug-2014 00:24
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I usually get .75m ones so that they can be bundled up nicely rather than going straight from patch to switch, but even those are about $3+GST. If you value your time at $40 an hour, that gives you 3 mins to make the cable to break even if you take the cost of the cable and plugs at a dollar. Im just not seeing any possible way that it can be worth it.

Buying the cables lets you get a range of colours easier without the capital of a whole box of stranded of each colour, and gets you good snagless boots molded onto the cable, vs the ugly clip on strain relief or boot that moves that you get on self made cables. Self made loses again.




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One more point worth considering, though I am flogging this poor horse I know, but the advice given here are from people who are both qualified and experienced, their hourly rate and the time they have spent giving you this advice will have saved you a reasonable sum, and that saved sum could and should be put toward the patch leads you require. 

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