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Easy way to crimp cat 5 cables?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by pal2511, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. pal2511

    pal2511

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    I just bought some (as in 500 feet) of cat 5 cable to wire the inside of my house...I have the cable that is solid core I believe ...its all one piece on each individual wires. I am having trouble getting the wire to unbend and line up with the rj45 plus. Any tips you guys can give me?
     
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    I just unwrap them and then run them over a pen or a pencil under pressure. It is very similar to the technique used to curl ribbon using the edge of a pair of sissors.
     

  3. pal2511

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    Never did any curling of ribbon :) Have any pictures of it being done?
     
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    You're in effect just bending it the opposite way to "unbend" it.
     
  5. pal2511

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    hmmm ok Ill try that...any certain standard I should use? like the A or B standard
     
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    Orange/white orange green/white blue blue/white green brown/white brown...........
     
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    For the wall outlets, use the "B" color code.
     
  8. unixglocker

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    The cheapest crimper that doesn't have a straight action to it will drive you bonkers, might as well be smashing it with a rock. The decent kind that are hinged to have a straight travel on the die are good enough for the price.
     
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    What I do is strip way more cover off than is needed and then line up all of the cables. Then I trim down the wires with the crimper to the correct length.

    That seems to be the easiest way for me anyway...
     
  10. pal2511

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    Thats a good idea proguncali. I havnt had time to screw with it lately so I am gonna have to try it again on wed or so. I am tempted to just buy teh keystone jacks that fit the plug into the back and you fit the plug to the cable that goes into the front ....its basically a female to female keystone jack.
     
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    I thought that was the only way. Any other way would just make it harder.
     
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    I've seen people try it the other way....;g ;)
     
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    Those are cool little plugs there. I had a friend come over and we got 2 of the network jacks installed in teh office/spare bedroom and 3 network cables ran into the living room. Then I ran out of cable. I figured 500 feet would be plenty :) Guess not