Precision crimp tool terminates Cat 5e/6 regular and shielded modular plugs

Platinum Tools has released its EZ-Viking crimp tool.

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Platinum Tools has released its EZ-Viking crimp tool, which the company says "was developed to meet the needs of the most discerning and quality sensitive [cabling] installation professionals, and to surpass the most demanding network and data communication performance standards" in the data center, aerospace and broadcast markets. “This professional crimp tool is precision-manufactured to the highest international standards and delivers the highest quality and consistent modular plug terminations available in the market today,” comments Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager.

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Key features of the EZ-Viking crimp tool include: terminates EZ-RJ45 Cat 5e/6 regular and shielded (external or internal); parallel action for precision crimping; optimizes termination of Cat 5e and Cat 6 shielded connectors; high leverage ratchet action ensures full crimp cycle; highest quality/durability with a minimum of 50,000 cycles; zero flex frame prevents torque loss during the crimping cycle; tool steel die provides 360 degree of connector support during crimp; tool flushes trim on the EZ-RJ45 extended conductors.

Made in Sweden, the crimper is factory set with a precise eccentric cam adjustment function to guarantee performance, and features a safety release. It is priced at $585.00. “We will continue to innovate and improve our unique 'EZ'family of connectors and compatible tools,” concludes Platinum Tools' Sachs. “Products designed to increase an installer’s efficiency have been the key to our success and they will continue to dominate our product line in the future.”

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