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26 Oct 2016

A punch down tool, also known as punch down tool or krone tool) is needed to quickly and efficiently connect cable wires to electrical contacts. It’s a quality piece of equipment used for inserting wire into insulation-displacement connectors on punch down blocks, patch panels, keystone modules, and surface mount boxes.

It’s not only a fiber optic crimp tool for terminating Cat 5, 5e or 6 cables, but it also will punch down a 110 IDC RJ45 jack. To successfully create Ethernet jacks that computers connect to and for terminating Ethernet cables in a way that does not impair the data signal, IT workers need the right tools. Crimpers are used to terminate RJ45 heads—the little plastic plugs that allow an Ethernet cable to fit either...