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Topic # 67426 1-Sep-2010 17:56
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Hi, can anyone tell me if theses network connection plates require a punch-down tool, or do they utilise a built-in arm or blade that only requires a pair of pliers to clamp the wires?

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  Reply # 375556 2-Sep-2010 07:32
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Hi, I cannot confirm for certain as the image is not so clear, but most keystones that look like that are tool less, ie you dont need a punch down tool, just put the wires in the holes and operate the lever all done.

I still prefer to use punch down tool.

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  Reply # 375566 2-Sep-2010 08:10
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If you have a relatively new(ish) home you probably already have HPM or PDL faceplates already. Personally I'd go with them rather than having different looking faceplates around the house.

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  Reply # 375568 2-Sep-2010 08:24
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Agreed, I never use this type of plate. If you are doing just a few RJ45s then the simple plastic punch down tools that wholesalers have are fine and only cost a couple of $, throw them away as soon as they distort, otherwise a basic but functional metal 110 tool is around $30.

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  Reply # 375716 2-Sep-2010 12:43
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Thanks guys ... basically just a couple of outlets/patches so no problem with aesthetics.

Most keystone blocks I've looked at seem to be of the tooless lever/blade type thesedays, but wondered if this type was known to anyone and only $3 each ... I do have a punch tool just in case.

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  Reply # 375729 2-Sep-2010 13:13
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Just curious, where are you getting these from? Thanks.



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  Reply # 375744 2-Sep-2010 13:46
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www.supremeantennas.co.nz/

They are also on TradeMe.

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