The crimping tool is used in electrical engineering to “crimp” an electrical connection. Crimpers, also called UTP pliers, come in handy when installing a new network connection. It is important to use the correct crimping tool. Each type of crimp requires a suitable type of tool. What is a good shrinkage and what do you pay attention to with the best purchase? In this buying guide we will help you to make your decision easier to choose and buy crimping pliers.
List of Best Crimping Tools
Which Crimping Pliers do I need?
Crimpers are available for different applications. The difference is in the number of positions and the number of contacts on the plug. There are type designations RJ10, RJ11, RJ12 and RJ45 for this. The RJ45 crimping tool (8 positions and 8 contacts) is widely used for network connections in and around the house. In many cases, these pliers can also handle the smaller RJ11 or RJ12 telephone plugs. TNC or BNC crimping tool? TNC is the improved version of the BNC connector and has a higher throughput with a higher frequency. TNC is often used in radio or other hardwired networks.
Ferrule and Cable lug Crimping tool
When purchasing the crimping tool, make sure that the section of the conductor matches the marking on the sleeve or cable lug. Bushings from different suppliers may have a different thickness and may not be suitable for the same pliers. A ferrule is a tin-plated copper sleeve that is crimped around the end of the assembled core of an electrical wire. The crimp connection is accomplished with a ferrule crimping tool that deforms the crimp so that the crimp keeps pressing on the compressed wire like a spring. A cable shoe is widely used in electrical engineering as a connector to connect a cable to a flat connector, often this is a copper conductor. The cable lug crimping tool is suitable for red, blue and yellow cable lugs. Looking for crimping pliers and stripping pliers in one. We also have tested and listed this.
What is a Good Crimp?
It is very important to use the correct crimping tool for the correct conductor. As with everything, you learn by doing. The more often you work with such a tool, the easier it becomes. Some tips for working with these pliers.
Good crimp can be recognized by the fact that the crimp does not have sharp edges and the conductor is not damaged. It is also wise to pay attention to making full use of the length of the cable lug. Long crimp sleeves often need multiple crimp to connect the conductor to the maximum. Good pliers ensure that the edge of the crimp is not touched and that there is an overlap of a few millimeters. In our extensive range you will certainly find exactly the right pliers you need.
How do I make a network cable myself?
As you have read before: with a little dexterity and the right crimping tool you can make or move a network cable relatively easily.
Step 1: is stripping the cable. Please note that the individual cores must not be damaged. Use a cable lug crimping tool that is usually also suitable for stripping cables.
Step 2: is to arrange the cores in the correct order: Orange-White, Orange, Green-White, Blue, Blue-White, Green, Brown-White, Brown.
Step 3: Make the wires the same length.
Step 4: attach the plug. Slide the wires into the UTP connector, but make sure that the wires stay in the correct order.
Finally, the finish: place the plug with the cable inserted in the UTP nippers. Pinch it. The veins are now fixed and exposed. The UTP cable is ready for use.