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Topic # 198513 12-Jul-2016 10:29
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I'm after a good quality punchdown tool, last one I bought off trademe looked ok, but ended up being rubbish and had to use those cheap $3 plastic ones for most of the work and then some scissors to cut the cables.  

 

Now I'm moving and having to do it again about 100 times, I want a good tool that will be reliable and cut the cables for me.  Up to about $200 I'm prepared to spend on the tool, surely I could get a decent one for that price right?

 

 

 

Anyone have one they can recommend?


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  Reply # 1590168 12-Jul-2016 10:39
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I have one of these (Have done for quite a number of years) http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=TOLTC0111&name=Dynamix-110-Punch-Down-Tool---Metal-(Blue-Grey-too

 

Works brilliantly, and the impact force can be dialled back a bit (Useful for punch down frames that don't appreciate a good slam from a punch tool)

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 


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These are my personal favourite. They're made by Hanlong and do with Krone/110 and can be reversed depending on whether you want to cut the wire or not.

 

 

 

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=TOLTC0110

 

 

 

You'll probably find them cheaper from a wholesaler or if you know somebody with an account with CDL.

 

 




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  Reply # 1590194 12-Jul-2016 11:02
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thanks, dynamix is a good brand, ill try the more expensive one just because more expensive must be better right?  end of the day its a difference of $18.  


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  Reply # 1590216 12-Jul-2016 11:36
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reven:

 

thanks, dynamix is a good brand, ill try the more expensive one just because more expensive must be better right?  end of the day its a difference of $18.  

 

 

 

 

I've used both and I would go with the cheaper.

 

The Dynamix one feels stronger and is nicer to hold, which matters for repetitive use - http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=TOLTC0111&name=Dynamix-110-Punch-Down-Tool---Metal-(Blue-Grey-too


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  Reply # 1590221 12-Jul-2016 11:42
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reven:

 

 ill try the more expensive one just because more expensive must be better right?   

 

 

Definitely. smile


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  Reply # 1590223 12-Jul-2016 11:47
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sbiddle:

 

reven:

 

 ill try the more expensive one just because more expensive must be better right?   

 

 

Definitely. smile

 

 

I was hoping to hear a reason to go with the more expensive one ... I don't need another punch down tool, but if there was a compelling reason I'm sure I could find room in my tool kit ;-)

 

 


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  Reply # 1590256 12-Jul-2016 12:13
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sbiddle:

 

reven:

 

 ill try the more expensive one just because more expensive must be better right?   

 

 

Definitely. smile

 

 

I was hoping to hear a reason to go with the more expensive one ... I don't need another punch down tool, but if there was a compelling reason I'm sure I could find room in my tool kit ;-)

 

 

 

 

From what I see the more expensive one does 110 and krone but the cheaper only does 110 (systemax)  I'd go for the dual one.. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1590258 12-Jul-2016 12:18
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just need it for RJ45 connections, so sounds like just 110 will do, so dont want krone to affect the decision.  now I'm of mixed minds of which one to buy though :)   need a swing vote of someone who has used both :)  End of the day though if I end up buying both its not the end of the world.   Would of been easier if they actual kept them in stock though.... if I buy one thats not that great and discover that while I'm using it, wont be able to get the other one for a few days.    

 

not moving for 7 weeks though, so have some time to try them out though :)


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  Reply # 1590423 12-Jul-2016 16:48
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I've got the Hanlong that you can buy Interchangeable blades for, 

 

http://www.hanlong.com.tw/index.php?do=product_details&tpid=53&id=104

 

Like sbiddle said, check out your local electrical wholesaler next time you drive past.


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