You haven’t lived until you’ve crimped your own ethernet cables. The Platinum Tools 100054C Clamshell EZ-RJPRO HD Crimp Tool makes easy work of RJ45 connectors, allowing you to crimp Cat5 & Cat6 cables in a single, extremely satisfying motion.
The ability to make your own network cables is totally liberating; it unlocks the world of IT work in ways you’d never expect. But RJ45 connectors can be tough to work with - something that this Platinum Tools crimper deals with by allowing for pass-through connections. The RJ45 connector is installed at the same time that the conductors are trimmed, and the entire action occurs in a ratcheting motion that’s both smooth and permanent.
The Platinum Tools 100054C also includes a built-in wire cutter and jacket stripper - plus a pinout diagram for the inevitable head-scratching that comes with infrequent IT work.