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    Cable making

    Hey,

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a decent supplier for cable making tools?

    I need... The cable itself (cat5), rj45 ends, a crimping tool and a cyclops.

    Cheers

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    Hills Components default.asp

    Good prices and good service.

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    we use CPC for a lot of stuff like that

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    try videk
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    they sell it all, somtimes a little expensive though.

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    Don't make them buy them then they will be tested and certified nothing like pulling your hair out when your own hand made cable is causing problems.

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    I got my crimper and punchdown tool off ebay for around £5. Works perfectly fine.

    We get our cable from Lindy.

    And our ends, trunking, etc from our local electrical trader (the place where a spark would go get his cable, light fittings etc)

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    I've made hundreds and never had a problem, we just ran out

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Don't make them buy them then they will be tested and certified nothing like pulling your hair out when your own hand made cable is causing problems.
    Never actually had that problem, though I have had faulty batches of purchased cables.

    And you're forgetting the benefits of wiring cables yourself, such as being able to wire up a RJ45 jack at one end, and a three-pin mains plug with the fuse wired in with a lump of copper at the other.

    Incidentally, I do not recommend actually doing the above to anyone who has not completed the full BOFH certification course, or at a minimum the PFY prereqs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Never actually had that problem, though I have had faulty batches of purchased cables.

    And you're forgetting the benefits of wiring cables yourself, such as being able to wire up a RJ45 jack at one end, and a three-pin mains plug with the fuse wired in with a lump of copper at the other.

    Incidentally, I do not recommend actually doing the above to anyone who has not completed the full BOFH certification course, or at a minimum the PFY prereqs.
    Indeed, and don't forget that after making a cable to the required length and then testing it with a cable tester and watching all the lights flicker on and off, it gives you that nice warm feeling inside..... [ not the one though after you have pi55ed yourself ]

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    I love watching those lights too lol

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    I use Mills Ltd. - Welcome to Mills Online great value and good service You may even find there pre-made patch leads are too cheap to resist.



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