Rated 4 out of 5Â by hedgeh Did the job
Bought these to fit the RJ45 plugs also bought.
They worked OK for what I wanted and did what they said they would on the instructions.
When stripping the outer cover you have to be careful not to press too hard but this is stated on the instructions.
If you are careful they work well and fitted the plugs that I needed to.
Can't advise about reliability as only bought them this week.
30 Oct 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 Entirely unfit for purpose
This tool is simply not robust enough, there's too much movement in the pivot of the tool and the teeth which depress the pins of the plug when crimping slide down the side of the pins as mentioned my other reviewers.
I only wish I had read the reviews before purchasing as I would not have wasted my time.
8 Feb 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by brian863 dont waste your time
the teeth slide into the side of the metal contacts of the rj45 plugs and actually pulls have them out rather than compress them. and never crimps the end contact
9 Oct 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by StevoEaglesham Its a no go for me.
I bought this as I only had a few cat5e cables to make up.
First cable had a few unmade connections after checking it. So I thought my technique was out.
2nd cable wouldn't even crimp the connector to the cable.
On looking at it closer, the tool had actually become misaligned i.e. both handles were no longer square as it had bent in the middle. This may well have been my fault for squeezing too hard on the first cable bot there is no way of knowing how much pressure to use.
I ended up buying a ratchet type for under Â£20 that actually makes the connection coming down from the top rather than from the side. The difference is unbelievable.
12 Jul 2012