Punchdown Tools

May 1, 2016
Collection of products for the cable markets.

One-squeeze punchdown, plus new blades

The Xpress Jack punchdown tool from Platinum Tools is “designed to make keystone jack terminations easier than ever,” said the company. Designed for one-stroke keystone jack terminations, the Xpress Jack is designed for use on 110-type 4-pair keystone jacks. The tool’s comfort grip TPR handles reduce hand stress on large jobs where prolonged use is required. Die sets for Platinum Tools and Leviton keystone jacks and other similar designs are available. The Xpress Jack cuts and trims all 8 conductors in one simple and smooth motion, Platinum Tools explained.

Also available from Platinum Tools are NEVERDull blades. “These high-performance blades stay sharp and last twice as long as traditional ones,” claimed Platinum Tools. The blades work with all industry-standard 110 and 66-style crossconnect blocks and keystone jacks, and are compatible with all industry-standard bayonet mount (twist and lock) punchdown tools.

Platinum Tools, www.platinumtools.com

Cushion-grip impact tool

Klein Tools’ Cushion-Grip Impact Punchdown Tool allows you to install and maintain jacks, panels and blocks with securely punched-in terminations. This tool incorporates a cushion-grip handle with Hi/Lo impact settings and an inherently long shaft for reaching into narrow/crowded blocks. The tool’s Dura-Blade metal injection molded (MIM) 110/66 blade has been optimized for durability to deliver reliable, long-lasting cutting performance. The punchdown tool can also accept other standard twist-lock blades. “The Cushion-Grip Impact Punchdown Tool delivers precise wire insertion and trimming each time for pristine voice and data wire installation,” said the company. It is offered as a standalone tool, or in a kit with a wire pick/spudger and a multi-pocket pouch with belt clip.

Klein Tools, www.kleintools.com

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