punch down tool

Posted on 2006-05-19
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
is there any website show how to use punch down tool?
Question by:Hiroyuki Tamura
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    It really is very easy. I presume you're wiring RJ45 sockets? Strip back outer sleeve of cable by about an inch, untwist pairs, hold wire over required slot, prod it with tool to secure it, done. Repeat as neccessary.

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    by:Hiroyuki Tamura
    thank you, alextoft!

    i have this type of tool;

    the end is detachable... i have 4 kinds of end... how do i use them?
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    For punching down wires on 110 hardware there are basicaly 2 types of tools. One that punches a single wire at a time, and one that can punch 5 pairs at a time. For small jobs, the single wire punch tool will do. This site has both

    With the single wire punch tool, the blade has a cut side and a no-cut side. Normally you would use the cut side and you need to make sure you cut the right side. (i.e. you cut the excess ends, not the feed side. You may also get an blade that can punch to 66 blocks but they are not used for LAN connections, mainly for phones.

    You can lay all of your wires on the block, using the correct color code, usually indicated on a label, and punch them individually.  

    I couldn't find a good how-to link, so I hope this helps.


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    This is the only page I could find.

    Most likely, you have two blade sets. each with a blade on each side. One set is rectangular with a hole in the middle. It is used for 66 blocks for phone lines. The other one is for 110 blocks and network cables. For each set, one blade just punches the wire and the other one punches and cuts the extra wire off at the same time.

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    by:Hiroyuki Tamura
    thank you, all:)

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