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TRENDnet 8P/RJ-45 and 6P/RJ-12, RJ-11 Crimp, Cut, and Strip Tool, TC-CT68

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  • rofessional tool crimps, strips and cuts cable for 8 and 6 position modular plugs
  • This user friendly device works with any Ethernet or telephone cable
  • Compact design with easy handle hand grips
  • Functions for 8P/RJ-45 and 6P/RJ-12, RJ-11
  • 1-year limited warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number TC-CT68
Item Weight3.5 ounces
Product Dimensions10.5 x 1.2 x 4.2 inches
OriginImported (Taiwan)
Item model numberTC-CT68
Power SourceAC
Item Package Quantity1
CertificationNo
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0000AZK4G
Best Sellers Rank #179 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Product Description

For your variety of network needs, TRENDnet has a tool specifically designed to maintain network accessories. Our professional crimp tool TC-CT68 crimps, strips, and cuts cable for 8 and 6 position modular plugs. The crimp tool offers reliable, easy-to-use, and affordable solution to meet immediate cutting needs. Our professional crimp tool delivers convenience at a very economical price. It has a ratchet mechanism to keep tool closed when not in use.

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Customer Reviews

This tool is a great value and works very well.
Mitchell Wagner
I can use this to crimp the ends of my Ethernet cables, but also to strip and cut wires.
Mike Kelley
The crimper made it easy to make up Ethernet cables for my home network.
Barabbus

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97 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Rich Messeder on October 16, 2009
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I have experience with similar, higher-priced versions of this tool. The lower quality construction is evident, and the documentation poor. That said, this is a very nice product for the price. It does exactly what the casual user needs. 1) It cuts and strips flat cable, and the cutting depth for the stripper is adjustable. 2) It will cut the covering off of round CAT5/6 cable, but one must be careful, and there doesn't seem to be a way to measure how much of the insulation to remove. I didn't see this noted in the limited documentation. It is a round opening in one of the handles with a cutting blade in the other handle. That blade cuts through the insulation, and reasonable care must be used not to nick the wires within. I removed more of the insulation than I thought necessary, then trimmed the excess once I had the wires all lined up to go into the connector. I would trim some anyway, because the wires are not even after they are fanned out to go into the connector. I used a small wire nipper for this, not a wire cutter designed to cut 12-18 gauge wire. 3) The feature that "locks" the handles for storage is not correctly described. This feature actually comes from better-quality tools. The purpose of the feature is to require the operator to fully close the handles during crimping. The point is to ensure that the connector is fully crimped. The handles are supposed to release when the connector is fully crimped. This feature doesn't work all that well on this tool, in my opinion, but the tool still makes good connections. If you close these handles all the way, they release, just as the better-quality tools do. If you want to /store/ the tool, close the handles most of the way, and they will stay closed. Close them all the way, and they will spring open again.Read more ›
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143 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Tiger TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 4, 2006
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This was my first attempt to crimp CAT5/6 ethernet for home networking. I bought a spool of CAT5 and ends from Home Depot and bought this tool online. I had absolutely no problem with this tool. It worked perfectly every time. I only needed it for a short time, but it seemed nice and sturdy.

By the way, don't forget to look up color diagrams and make sure you use the correct twisted pairs together. It isn't enough to just have the right stright-through connections from one end to another. You must match the correct pairs. Although color doesn't matter, you have to pair the expected two at the other end. That's how it does error correction, by assuming the same interference is seen on each twisted pair and cancels out the same signal on both. If you don't pair them correctly, it cannot error correct. I needed a 50 foot run under the house, and it didn't work until I paired the correct twisted pair. Do some internet research on this and print some colored guides.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Current Wish list for River Phillips on February 17, 2008
Works as advertised. I can't imagine it being easier. Fool-proof...except for one reviewer who had a hard time with the cutting blade which is adjustable by the way. There are a couple ways to strip the wire with this tool. 100% satisfied.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Cesar on February 12, 2012
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This crimp tool works great to crimp connectors plugs, but for cutting....not so well. I would still buy this still as a crimpper because of it's low price and it does the job. I added a video on the locking mechanism of this tool.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By SH on March 1, 2009
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This crimper is high in quality, very far from the typical "made in China" crimpers that just end up in landfills after a couple uses.
The package says "Designed in USA. Made in Taiwan." Backed by a 2 year warranty so Trendnet certainly believes this to be of high quality. The one that comes directly from Amazon is hardware version 1.1R which seems to be the latest as of this review according to the Trendnet website.

The stripper does not work on all cables as pointed out by other users but this is a problem across all crimpers not just this one so do not bypass this product because it can't strip all cables perfectly. This problem occurs because the thickness of the outer insulation varies so it is hard to get it perfect for every possible cable diameter.

The ratchet mechanism seems rather useless or maybe mine is faulty because the knob to turn to release it is stuck and I usually have to close in the handles for it to automatically release. It only seems to lock the handles when they are about half way closed in but I don't know if that is how it's supposed to work or if mine is faulty. I think it should have been made to lock the handles closer to the fully closed-in position instead of half way. Either way, the ratchet handle-locking is not significant to me, as a crimper this tool does a fine job.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By RB on November 2, 2008
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Good crimpers. Do what they are supposed to.

One thing to know is that the razer for cutting off the very ends of the cord is very sharp. This is very good because it doesn't bend the tips, but cleanly cuts through the. And continued cutting through them after 20+ cuts.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Corey340 on November 15, 2011
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I like Trendnet. I really do, but this offering from them simply doesn't make the grade. It crushes the locking tabs on RJ-45 connectors so badly that they become unusable (won't lock into the jack) and you have to do it over until you get just the right touch. If there were a way to adjust it, I would give a better rating but since you cant, I can't recommend this tool even for occasional use.
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