|Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] cable crimping
I always use the cheap $5 crimper because I find once you practice with it a little the more expensive ones cause bad crimps more often.
How much cable crimping are we talking about? It's a tedious task especially with cat 6. So I usually order them from cyberguys or cables.com nowadays because are cheap and verified with better test tools than I have at home.
It's really not to hard it just takes practice and a little effort to initially straiten the wires. I always strip the casing back more that I need to them clip the wires to the correct length after I've straiten sequenced and aligned them. The next important thing is to make sure that all of the wires go all the way to the end of the connector before you crimp it. Then always test it when you are done.
There are also some new crimping tool and endings I seen recently for home use which allow you to run the wires completely through the ending then clip off the excess when you crimp them.
These are probably not good for professional use due to the increased risk of the ends of the wires corrosion in 5 to 10 years but should be just fine for use at home.
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From: Rick Moen
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 18:00
Reply To: hangout-at-nylxs.com
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] cable crimping
Quoting Ruben Safir (mrbrklyn-at-panix.com):
> Paul, I need you to come to the house and crimp a cable for me. Infact,
> you can show me how to do it.
After he shows you classic TIA 568A and 568B cable wiring
configurations, buy yourself an ideal Industries Crimpmaster.
You can also buy die sets for them, in case you want to do things other
than RJ-45, such as RJ-11 (telco) and other things.
Don't settle for any lesser crimping tool. There's a lot of them out
there that just suck.
Also: Get a big bag of RJ-45 ends and practice with them -- because it
takes some practice before you stop making dud cables. Once you've
gotten the knack, you can then turn out reliable ethernet cables with no
Also#2: If buying new ethernet cable, spring for CAT6E. (Yes, even
though officially no such spec exists, it nonetheless de-facto does.)
I make no apologies over my still working on using up the 1000' spool of
CAT5 I bought in 1997, but wouldn't _think_ of buying more of it.