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Professional Crimping Tool

Model:

279-405

 | Catalog #: 279-405
Price:
$37.99
$37.99
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Product Summary

Weve got your crimping tools covered.

Link your electronic parts. Use this tool to attach 4, 6 or 8-conductor plugs to flat modular cable.

You'll also need

  • phone cord
  • modular phone jacks
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  • crimping tool
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
Tech Specs

Customer Reviews

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RadioShackProfessional Crimping Tool
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (6), Personal (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good luck getting replacement blades

      By T

      from Moscow, ID

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Blades Difficult To Find

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

        We have been using this crimper for years, and it's performed great. However, the replacement blades can only be procured by physically going to a Radio Shack store. Since we do not have a local store, I will be sure not to buy any Radio Shack products again.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        Better then most of my Co-Workers

        By William

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Strong
        • Sturdy case
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

            Been using this tool for years now and its still going strong. Most of my Friends that got into Computer work bought simmilar priced Crimpers and they only lasted a Year under the stress of Professional use.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Replacement Blades

            By Your helpful Radioshack Sales Associate

            from Hawaii, Hi

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Little or no miscrimps
            • Strong
            • Sturdy case
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Locking wire

            Best Uses

            • Home Repair
            • Large Projects
            • Small Projects

            Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

            Replacement blades can be special ordered at your local Radioshack store. RSU part# 12421418 as of 05/04/2011. Remember part cost + S&H due to special order.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great, easy to use tool

            By Dan

            from Indiana

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Poor documentation

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

              I used this to crimp my first cat5e cables, and it worked great every time. Easy to use, and makes a good, solid crimp. The tool itself feels well constructed. My cables worked first time and I will definitely be using this again.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Non-tech written tech specs?

              By Steve: Inspection, Repair and Support.

              from MD, DC, VA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

                    Tech specs NEED to list the RJ jack numbers with maximum conductor count for compatibility and cable shape.
                    IE: RJ-11 2c or 4c, RJ-13 4c or 6c, RJ-45 8c? Strips FLAT cable ONLY, Crimps Cat5.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beats the Belkin Crimper By a Mile

                    By $

                    from New Cumberland, PA

                    About Me Professional

                    Pros

                    • Easy Controls
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

                        Very tight feel--the blue Belkins always feel like they're going to fall apart. I'm never had a mis-crimp (like one of the copper blades not going all the way in) like I've had with others. My only gripe is, where can I get replacement cutter blades? Mine have a lot of miles on 'em.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Works well but needs better instructions

                        By Gary in NY

                        from Poughkeepsie, NY

                        About Me Gearhead

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                        • Inadequate instructions

                        Best Uses

                        • Making custom cables

                        Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

                        It works well, but the instructions on the back of the package are inadequate. I bought it to work with Cat-5 Ethernet cable (twisted pair), the instructions on the card are only for flat modular cable.

                        The built-in cutter and stripper is really only for flat cable, don't use it on round Cat-5 cable, it will cut into the inner wires.

                        For correct wiring, the instructions only say to make sure the color of the wires at one end are opposite the other end(right wire at one end to left wire at other end). This is wrong for Ethernet cables. Ethernet can be straight or crossover, but this instruction is wrong for both. Ethernet uses pairs of wires that should match the twisted pairs in Cat-5 cable (these are not in pairs across the RJ-45 connector pins), the cable will have noise problems if correct pairs aren't used. If you ignore the wiring instructions on the card for this tool and look up correct Ethernet connector wiring (easy to find online), the cables you make will work fine, but if you follow the instructions on the card they probably won't work at all.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Tool

                        By r

                        from greenville, nc

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

                            very reliable, holds up well with extensive use, have not had any problems, after 2 years of use the blade on the cutter is worn some but still works good

                            • How long have you owned it:
                            • More than six months
                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Durable, easy to use, recommended

                            By BPB

                            from Birmingham, AL

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Stands up to repeated use

                              Comments about RadioShack Professional Crimping Tool:

                              I use this primarily for 8P8C CAT-5 connectors (a.k.a. "RJ-45" connectors) and it stands up to repeated use. I've never had any problems with this tool that weren't due to operator error! Worth the money in my opinion. I'm not sure how they could improve this product, unless they found a way for it to untwist and line up the CAT-5 twisted wire pairs for you...

                              • How long have you owned it:
                              • More than six months
                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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