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Networks Wired Network Installation Tools

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Promethus, 22 Dec 2011.

  1. Promethus

    Promethus Member

    2 Nov 2008
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    I have been asked by work if I can re-connect all of the network cables for the offices, as they have all been cut (with a pair of scissors). It is only a small office, and I know the theory, but I have never done it in practice. We have all of the components from the original installation; i.e. patch panel, cable, keystone jacks, and RJ45 Connectors. What I don’t have is any of the correct tools. I don’t have a problem with buying them as I know I will need them when I install network cable around my house hopefully in the near future.

    What I think that I will need is:

    Crimping tool
    Punch Down tool
    Cable cutters
    Cable strippers
    Cable tester

    Can you guys think of any other tools that I may need, and can you recommend any tools. I don’t mind paying a little extra for quality tools, so long as they don’t cost an arm and a leg.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Well-Known Member

    14 Jun 2010
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    I have this punch down tool. Easy to use, feels solid but looks like it wants to burrow under your skin. It even trims the ends of the cables for you!

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