Long, long ago I decided putting your own ends on network cables just isn't worth it. Too hard to see, too hard to crimp, too hard to untwist. You are up on a 40 foot lift with the sun in your face with a cable scanner. You name it. Just way too many issues. I went to using Keystone inserts and surface jacks.
So today I decided to revisit this issue. Got out my crimp tool and ends. Sitting it a relaxing chair in my office and bam. Missed it twice. So do most people still put on their own network ends? If so what am I missing? What equipment are you using? The keystone insert and surface jack are a whole $3 then you just buy a pre-made patch cable. Done deal. Te pain and frustration in putting ends on just isn't worth it in my opinion. What do others think?