Dont let it's size fool you. The FT-45 is a simple, compact and highly effective crimp tool for installers that terminate RJ45 connectors regularly. Instead of another traditional oversized, heavy, crimp tool style loaded with features that are rarely used or that just don't work well. A single crimp cavity for RJ45 that can be used with feed-thru, standard, or shielded connectors for Cat5 or Cat6.
With a custom, heavy duty cutting blade that will last for over 2,000 cuts, a mechanical design that requires only 1/3 of the hand force of traditional tools to crimp the connector, no ratchet mechanism is needed and one handed crimping is possible.
Open-end feed-thru connectors offer several advantages over standard closed end connectors. Conductor order can be verified prior to crimping. Conductors that feed-thru the connector are inserted far enough to be pierced by the pin below. The cable can be pushed or pulled into the connector to ensure that the twisted pairs are as close to the pin contacts as possible and that the jacket is seated beyond the primary strain relief for a secure connection.
A patent pending design enables conductors to be cut flush with the end face of the connector when used with the FT-45 tool. Cat5 and Cat6 connectors are both single piece connectors that use the same assembly process, no special assembly or multiple pieces for Cat6.
This tool deserves a spot in your tool kit.
- Spring loaded handle
- Compact 5.5" length
- Textured handle grip
- Hasp to keep tool in closed position
- RJ45 8P8C crimp cavity
- Metal crimp cavity improves crimping consistency
- Replaceable cutting blade
- Large opening allows conductors to pass thru without obstruction
- Custom heavy duty blade for 2,000+ cuts