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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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  • All Steel Construction for Durability
  • For Any Ethernet or Telephone Cable
  • Compact Design/ Easy-To-Use Hand Grips
  • 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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Color: Blue/Black | Style: Crimp/Cut/Strip Tool

Product Description

Color: Blue/Black | Style: Crimp/Cut/Strip Tool

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.

Product Information

Color:Blue/Black  |  Style:Crimp/Cut/Strip Tool

Technical Details

Part Number TC-CT68
Item Weight 11.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 10 x 4.2 x 1.5 inches
Item model number TC-CT68
Color Blue/Black
Style Crimp/Cut/Strip Tool
Material Stainless Steel
Item Package Quantity 1
Certification No
Usage personal
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.

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ASIN B0000AZK4G
Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars 1,275 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #465 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#2 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Cleaning & Repair > Repair Kits
#175 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Electrical > Wiring & Connecting > Cables & Interconnects
#256 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Shipping Weight 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available October 2, 2001

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Style Name: Crimp/Cut/Strip ToolColor: Blue/Black Verified Purchase
Works very well. I watched a couple of videos on assembly and it looked like it was best to press the tool together several times when terminating the wires to the connectors. Well, I would say that is bad advice. I tried that method several times, and kept having bad wires. I then tried just pressing the handles of the tool together one time, and had no further problems or issues with use of this tool and all terminated connections worked perfectly.

I have found a lot of bad information on how to terminate your CAT / LAN cables. The best information I located is within the included photos.
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Style Name: Crimp/Cut/Strip ToolColor: Blue/Black Verified Purchase
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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Style Name: Crimp/Cut/Strip ToolColor: Blue/Black Verified Purchase
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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Style Name: Punch Down ToolColor: white Verified Purchase
The TRENDnet punch down tool is the best value for the price you can buy. The description is somewhat inadequate. The tool actually comes with two standard twist-lock bits. Each bit has a punch down and cut tool on one end and a punch down only tool on the other end. The unused bit stores in a hole at the top of the handle.
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Style Name: Crimp/Cut/Strip ToolColor: Blue/Black Verified Purchase
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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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By Exodus on August 14, 2012
Style Name: Punch Down ToolColor: white Verified Purchase
After hundreds of punches, the first blade is sharp and still looks new. The spring loaded punch can be adjusted, and works well. 5 stars because of no aggravations in hot server rooms!
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Style Name: Punch Down ToolColor: white Verified Purchase
It comes with two reversible tips. It has a tension setting. These are nice attributes. The tips aren't exactly the right size and the tool doesn't consistently cut off the excess wire when punching down but it works well enough.
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Style Name: Punch Down ToolColor: white Verified Purchase
exactly what I expected, very nice finish and feel the quality of the tool
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