[TAG] Wiring a house with ethernet
jimregan at o2.ie
Mon Oct 17 23:47:18 MSD 2005
Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Jason Creighton (jcreigh at gmail.com):
>>So that's just the cost of doing business, right? If I want to crimp
>>cables, I really should be using something of that caliber, and using
>>some cheap plastic junk is just asking for trouble?
> Pretty much. I bought one around 1988 because I figured I'd get a whole
> lot of use out of it over a whole lot of years -- and I was correct --
> but your mileage may differ.
I once bought a cheap plastic RJ11 crimper -- I had to crimp one end of
one cable, so I thought "what the heck". Damn thing broke (as in, pieces
flying to opposite walls) on the first squeeze.
> If you follow my and several other people's recommendation and use a
> patch panel, however, you'll not need a crimper -- or at least not for
> the main work. Instead, you'd be using a punch tool, which gives more
> certain operation, and is probably a lot cheaper. I bought my punch
> tool at the same time I bought my other stuff, and through sheer
> stubbornness and cheap-bastardry, have managed to not lose any of my
> tools inside a wall or such.
Heh. I have. (Not recommended, but a flathead screwdriver works -- six
years and counting :)
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