Is this the right tool for the job?

By hafool
Sep 1, 2008
  1. I'm new at networking and I want to start making my own network wires/cables for my office. I ordered this crimping tool from lducompany(crimper should be here in a few days) and I wanted to learn if there are any other kinds of network cat5 wire crimping tools out there that would work better? is the location for the crimp plires on thier website, those are the ones that I bought. Funny that it says Germany on the handle of the plires but I would gues they are made in China since the company I bought them from is in China. If you know of a name of a certin cat 5 wire crimper that would be better for me to use then please post it here. Thank you :)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Why not go wireless? A lot of stuff is made in China now. Since you are new to making network cables, practice crimps on some scrap cable first. You should invest in a network cable tester. Be sure to test each segment of cable before you connect it to your computers
  3. OrionBlastar

    OrionBlastar TS Rookie

    You can buy ethernet cables really cheap. There is no need for a crimper unless you are making very very long ethernet cables.

    I would suggest you go to a hardware store or electronics store and look at the crimpers they have for sale there, and then find the one that best suits your needs before you buy it.
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