[TAG] Wiring a house with ethernet
jcreigh at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 19:24:15 MSD 2005
On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 11:21:00PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Jason Creighton (jcreigh at gmail.com):
> > Okay, so if I wanted to get a decent crimper, what would you recommend?
> > You mention Crimpmaster as a good choice, which, after poking around a
> > bit on the net, seems to consist of a ratcheting frame which accepts a
> > number of different dies for various different types of cable. It also
> > seems to be about $70-$80 for a frame and RJ45 die set, not to mention
> > if I wanted to do RJ11. (Like I needed to do yesterday, for interesting
> > reasons.)
> > 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.
> 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.
*nods* Yeah, I like the patch panel idea better than just running the
cables right into a hub, so I'll probably try that. But long term, I
would like to own a decent crimper, even if I can get away without one
right now, hence the question.
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