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# 165868 23-Feb-2015 13:41
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I'd like to buy one of these to crimp probably a dozen cables for my home network setup.

After browsing Trademe listings RJ45 crimp tool 

I was wondering if anyone here can recommend one brand over another?




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  # 1244784 23-Feb-2015 13:44
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Out of interest why are you needing to make your own cables rather than buy them?

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To crimp a dozen cables? I shouldn't think it matters TBH.  I got the cheapest one I could find years ago, and have done hundreds of terminations, no problems so far.

Although I would recommend just buying manufactured patch leads (with catch free plugs) if it's possible and installing sockets.  The dynamix cables are fine.  

If you must do your own, the main thing is to make sure you're using the right cable for the plugs, there are different plug types for solid and stranded cable, mix and match, you won't get a reliable connection.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1244797 23-Feb-2015 13:53
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ubergeeknz:  

If you must do your own, the main thing is to make sure you're using the right cable for the plugs, there are different plug types for solid and stranded cable, mix and match, you won't get a reliable connection.


And to use the correct cable for the job - whether this be solid or stranded.





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  # 1244811 23-Feb-2015 14:01
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I want to crimp some RJ45 plugs directly onto Cat5e solid cable. I've already done this on some of my cables in the past with no connection errors.




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  # 1244818 23-Feb-2015 14:05
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You can do it alright, but if it's for your cupboard why not make it nice and tidy with Wall sockets/flush box and buy a punch down tool instead.

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