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 Tools Chapter 1

Tools can be a major expense for you and you need to take this into account when deciding weather to Do this yourself. If you're lucky enough to be in a position to borrow these things from someone then you're one lucky $@^%$&@!%. 

Here is a list of the tools that I bought.

Tools

Tool Manufacturer
 and P/N
  Cost  
         
Punchdown tool 66/110 Harris
14D-10055-200
   $      75.00  
CAT5 Plug Crimper Paladin 1300
with 2051 die
   $      53.00  
CAT5 Stripper Paladin
AM12-UTP/STP
   $      20.00  
Wire Stripper Ideal 45-125    $      15.00  
Coax Stripper Prestige
24-7738P
   $      25.00  
Cable Cutter Klein 63028    $      20.00  
Coax Connector Crimper
for compression type-F
 coax connectors
Paladin 1300
with 2042 die
   $      53.00  
LAN Cable Tester Belkin
F4F315-T
   $      90.00  
Hole Saws 3 1/2, 2 3/8
and 7/16 Mandrel
DeWalt 1857, 1847, 1803    $      43.00  
Coax Crimper for compression
type SealTite coax  type-F connectors
Paladin 901024    $      40.00  
Hook and Pick set Kobalt 101787    $        6.00  
Socket Wrench - for coax
connectors
TH-SSTSNS    $      25.00  
         
Tool Total      $      

Your needs may vary. I am assuming that you have the basic tools like hammers, screwdrivers, etc. 

I'll briefly describe most of these tools below.

 

Harris 14D-10055-20 Punch Down Tool ($75)


You can get cheaper versions of this tool in the $40-$50 range. You WILL need one of these tools. You can buy this at Home Tech.

 

Paladin Crimp Tool and Interchangeable Dies ($ varies)


Shown above is the Paladin 1300 crimp tool. It uses interchangeable crimp dies for various connector types and is shown in this picture without a crimp die. The Paladin tool P/N's are just a bit confusing. They have a P/N for the crimp tool without a die, several P/N's for various dies, and a P/N for a crimp tool WITH a die included. Not all that complicated.


The Crimp Tool without a die is #1300
The Crimp die for CAT5, CAT5e and CAT6 (RJ45) is #2061
The crimp die for coax type F connectors is #2042

The crimp tool with die for CAT5, CAT5e and CAT6 (RJ45) is #1307
The crimp tool with die for coax type-F connectors is #1328

You can buy ONE crimp tool and then separate dies for RJ45 and coax type-F. But you'll have to change dies to switch between the two connectors. The tool does makes it easy to switch dies. But, I chose to buy one crimp tool for RJ45 and a second crimp tool for coax type-F.  This costs a little more but made the job a little easier.

I REALLY like this Paladin tool system. It is not an expensive tool. I bought mine at Lowes Hardware. Here is a link to the Paladin website. Look in the 'Coax Cable' and 'Twisted Pair Connector' sections for details.

 

Paladin Crimp Tool for Compression coax type-F connectors - 901024 ($40)

I also bought a Paladin crimp tool for the Compression type-F coax connectors that I started using later on in my project. The compression connectors take a different tool action than the crimp on types use so you can't use the 1300 crimp tool. If you stay with either the crimp on type or the compression type coax connectors you will only need ONE crimp tool for coax connectors. I bought mine at Lowes Hardware. Info at the Paladin website.

 

 

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