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# 175551 3-Jul-2015 14:33
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Hi Guys,

My trusty old RJ-45 crimp tool is gradually falling apart and needs replacing.

I'm looking for suggestions for a replacement.  It doesn't do a lot of work, but I'd like something semi-decent to replace it, and if I didn't need the strength of a gorilla to crimp plugs, that'd be nice too!

Thinking of spending up to $100 unless someone comes out with the ultimate suggestion.

Thanks in advance.

Don in Christchurch.

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  # 1336466 3-Jul-2015 14:36
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There's cheapass $20 ones on today.

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  # 1336489 3-Jul-2015 14:42
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So there is.

Thanks for that.  Probably a little more budget than I'm thinking of, but appreciate your time in replying.  ;-)



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  # 1336496 3-Jul-2015 14:57
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We got some of those.  Not worth it.  They don't crimp properly and you could have intermittent  problems with your plugs..



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  # 1336503 3-Jul-2015 15:09
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Your friendly local electrical wholesaler (Stewarts / J A Russell / Ideal / Advance) will stock these.
The better outlets will have a product range from cheapish (give to the apprentice who will lose / break it within a month anyway) up to the top end of the market, suitable for a fifty-something sparky who can finally afford to buy himself the best that money can buy wink

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  # 1336806 4-Jul-2015 09:37
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Ad above, just go to your local Stewarts/JA Russell/Corys and get a pair of the blue handle crimper. Been using mine for years and absolutely nothing wrong with it. Think they were only about $30-$40

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  # 1336891 4-Jul-2015 12:23
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Cdl supply these at good prices

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  # 1336919 4-Jul-2015 14:01
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bales, by Cdl do you mean Computer Dynamics Ltd.?  They only deal with companies?



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  # 1338066 6-Jul-2015 18:10
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Thanks to all that replied.  I've decided to go with this...

It seems to be pretty solid.

FYI: Local electrical supply co wanted over $90 even with sparky discount, so It's just been ordered from Ascent for $41.04 Incl GST & delivery.

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  # 1338073 6-Jul-2015 18:39
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Bit late now but these will be the blue handle ones everybody was talking about. Best crimper I've ever used

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  # 1338082 6-Jul-2015 18:55
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Mine looks faster with it's racing stripe!

Oh well.  If the new ones fall apart I'll know for next time.  ;-)

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