RJ45 Crimp Tool
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
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
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
What do you expect for Â£12?
Decent RJ45 crimp tools like Molex cost ten times that and no professional installer would use these. The crimp tool market is flooded with cheap imports because no-one wants to pay the proper price. If you just want to do a couple of crimps, they are OK, but definitely not day-in day-out use.
30 Nov 2011