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Cable Testers / Modular Plugs & Crimpers

 

World's Best Modular 6-8 Pin Crimp Tool - Ratcheting

 

Ratcheting Crimp Tool Doesn't Release Until Crimp is Complete

 

Does 6 Pin (RJ-11 Type 2-4-6) & 8 Pin (RJ-45 Type) Mod Plugs

 

 

We've tried all the others and this is the only one we can depend on!

Heavy duty metal construction with comfortable hand grips.

The secret is the floating crimper pins which are designed to ALWAYS stay parallel  to the pins in the plug! Most crimpers start crimping on an angle at one side of the plug - causing the pins to sometimes get cocked.

We put a lot of modular plugs on all kinds of solid wire and flat custom cables in our production department.

We are so confident in these crimp tools that we've made our own Heavy Duty Crimpers using these tools to reduce hand strain for our production workers (we use three of them in our shop).

We remove the hand grips and drill and tap one of the handles on the tool to mount it to the custom arbor press.

We replace the actual Crimp Tool, which is the same one we stock and you can buy here, about once a year. They do eventually just plain wear out!

(Sorry, we don't sell these Heavy Duty Crimpers)

I used to use an expensive AMP crimper that uses expensive replaceable dies which ONLY work with AMP brand plugs (which are hard to find). If someone crimped a regular mod plug (not AMP brand) in the tool, the pins on the soft pot metal die would get bent over and the die would be destroyed.

After throwing away my AMP crimp tool with the replaceable dies I've never had a problem with mod plugs! This is the most dependable crimper you can buy, and does 6 position plugs (2,4 or 6 pins) and  8 position plugs (does not do handset plugs - see our Handset Crimper below).

Suitable for flat silver satin cord and solid wire cable. Includes cutter and stripper for flat wire.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TLS1P  Price: $32.95


World's Best Handset and 2-4-6 Pin Modular Crimp Tool - Ratcheting

 

Ratcheting Crimp Tool Doesn't Release Until Crimp is Complete
 

Does 6 Pin (RJ-11 Type 2-4-6) & Handset (RJ22, RJ10, or RJ9 Type) Mod Plugs


Heavy duty metal construction with comfortable hand grips.

The secret is the floating crimper pins which are designed to ALWAYS stay parallel  to the pins in the plug! Most crimpers start crimping on an angle at one side of the plug - causing the pins to sometimes get cocked.

This is like the regular 6 & 8 Crimper (above), but does Handset plugs and regular 2-4-6 Pin plugs - not  8 pin plugs. Suitable for flat silver satin type cord and solid wire. Includes cutter and stripper for flat wire.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO5P  Price: $34.95


Universal Handset, 2-4-6 Pin (RJ-11/12/14) and 8 Pin (RJ-45) Modular Crimp Tool - Ratcheting


  All-in-One Ratcheting Crimp Tool Doesn't Release Until Crimp is Complete

  Does Handset
(RJ22, RJ10, or RJ9 Type), 6 Pin (RJ11, RJ14, or RJ12 Type 2-4-6)
  & 8 Pin
(RJ45 Type) Mod Plugs


Heavy duty metal construction with comfortable hand grips.

The secret is the floating crimper pins which are designed to ALWAYS stay parallel  to the pins in the plug!

8 Pin & 6 Pin on One Side

4 Pin Handset on Other Side

Suitable for flat silver satin type cord and round solid/stranded cable. Includes cutter and stripper for flat wire, and a stripper for round cable:

Strips Correct Amount of Jacket from Round Wire for an RJ45 8 Pin Type Plug!

Use a Scissors Not Dikes to Cut the Cable so the wires have a nice flat end that you can see through the clear connector to make sure they are all the way in.

You'll probably need to cut it flat with scissors after arranging the wires in order, before you insert the wires into the plug.

I find it easier to strip quite a bit of jacket off, arrange the wires, then cut it flat to the correct length with scissors before inserting the wires in the plug.

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Part Number: TOO5G   Price: $44.95


Modular Plugs for Flat and Round Wire

On most plugs for Solid Wire, the bottom half of the rectangle where you insert the cable is rounded - like a half moon (not all manufacturers do this, but the ones we carry do). Never use a modular plug with a rectangular entrance on solid wire, since it's only make for stranded or tinsel wire.

 


Solid Wire Plugs
are made to work on the round solid copper wires that are used insides the walls, and they also work on Stranded/Flat Wire.

It's often faster to crimp a modular plug plug onto the end of the cable that's going to plug into the equipment, rather than put up a jack and use a flat cord to connect to the equipment.

Stranded Wire Plugs are used on flat handset and base cords, which have tinsel or stranded wire. Tinsel wire is a bunch of copper clad ribbons, which is quite flexible compared to stranded or solid copper wire.

Stranded Wire Plugs won't work on solid wire because the points on the pins just put dimples into the tops of the solid copper wire. The pins work their way up and give you an intermittent connection almost immediately. They don't cut into the sides of the wire like plugs made for solid wire do.

Solid Wire Plugs dig into the sizes of copper wire, making a gas tight connection. A gas tight connection means that air can't get between the wire and the metal used for the IDC (Insulation Displacement Connection) terminal, causing oxidation and an eventual intermittent connection.

You will really be sorry if you use flat type stranded plugs on solid copper wire!

They cause hard to find intermittent problems that will cost you more in service calls than you made on the job in the first place... to say nothing of the really upset customer.

If you put the wrong plugs on the cable, the only fix is to go back and crimp the correct plugs on the cable!
 

Click HERE to see a Cable Pinout Chart to see where the wires go for each type of plug.



MODULAR HANDSET PLUGS

 

 

Modular Handset Cord Plugs are ONLY for Stranded Wire!

 

Sometimes called an RJ22, RJ10, or RJ9 Plug

Never crimp a handset plug on solid copper wire! It will be intermittent almost immediately!

Bag of 100

Part Number: XMT1R   Price: $7.95


4 CONDUCTOR SOLID & STRANDED MODULAR PLUGS

 

 

4 Conductor Modular Plug for Solid & Stranded Wire



Called a 6P4C Plug

Bag of 100

Part Number: XMT9S   Price: $10.00


4 CONDUCTOR STRANDED ONLY MODULAR PLUGS

 

 

4 Conductor Modular Plug for Stranded Wire ONLY



Called a 6P4C Plug

Never crimp this Stranded Only plug on solid copper wire! It will be intermittent almost immediately!

This plug is fine to use on flat telephone base or handset cord, but unless you are doing a lot of them it's better to use the Solid & Stranded Plug (above) so you don't mix them up and make a mistake!

Bag of 100

Part Number: XMT3N   Price: $6.50


6 CONDUCTOR SOLID & STRANDED MODULAR PLUGS

 

 

6 Conductor Modular Plug for Solid & Stranded Wire



Called a 6P6C Plug

Bag of 100

Part Number: XMT1T   Price: $11.50


8 CONDUCTOR CAT5 RATED SOLID & STRANDED MODULAR PLUGS
 


8 Conductor CAT5 Rated Modular Plug for Solid & Stranded Wire



Called a 8P8C or RJ45 Plug

Works fine for CAT3.

Bag of 100

Part Number: XMT1E   Price: $14.95


BLUE UNIVERSAL 2-4-6-8 PIN MODULAR PLUG

Blue Universal Modular 2-4-6-8 Modular Plug
Blue Universal

2-4-6-8 Pin Modular Plug


An 8 Pin Mod Plug that slides into any Modular Jack - 2, 4, 6 or 8 Pins!

Use any regular 8 Pin Modular Crimping Tool.

Works with both Solid and Stranded wire (flat and round).

Part Number: TOO5P   Price: $0.71 (each)


6 CONDUCTOR K-PLUG

Non-Snag K-PlugNon-Snag K-Plug for Stranded Wire


This is the Plug to use with any Telephone Line Tester!

Non-Snag K-Plug in Tester

Non-Snag Clip on the Modular K-Plug is long enough to push with a pair of gloves on, and it won't break off!

Because it's longer than a standard Modular Plug, it's much easier to use with Testers that you need to plug-in and out all the time.

Use with stranded flat type wire, not solid copper wire.

 

Part Number: TLS1D   Price: $3.19    |||    100+ Price:   $2.99


8 CONDUCTOR K-PLUG

Non-Snag K-Plug


 


Same as 6 Conductor K-Plug (above), but it will take 8 Conductor
STRANDED wire (RJ-45).

Limited Quantity

Part Number: TLS1E   Price: $2.69    |||    100+ Price:   $2.49


WORLD'S BEST BUTT-SET MODULAR ADAPTER (BANJO)

Click to see a bigger picture of the World's Best Modular Butt-set AdapterClick to see a bigger picture of the World's Best Modular Butt-set Adapter
4 Pair Modular

Butt-Set Adapter (Banjo)


The World's Most Flexible Butt-Set Adapter!

Universal 2-4-6-8 Pin Mod Plugs are included on the short Modular Cord- fit in any Modular Jack!

Breaks out all 8 pins (4 Pairs) of any Modular Jack

Using this tool is a lot easier than removing the cover on a Modular Jack, to clip your Butt-Set to the screws!

Because it has a Jack, if you can't get to the jack on the wall because it's behind a piece of furniture, you can just remove the Modular Cord from the back of the phone, and plug it into the Modular Butt-Set Adapter.

Comes with a short Modular Cord with special  Universal 2-4-6 and 8 Pin Mod Plugs. These 8 Pin Plugs are shaved on the sides to allow them to go into any Modular jack (except a handset jack).

Pinout Chart printed on the Modular Butt-Set Adapter for USOC, 568B (WECO) and 568A wiring. Just clip your Butt-Set or Tester to the correct clips (4 and 5 is the middle pair of any jack), and you're ready to go!

Two Modular Jacks with a Short Modular Cord allows you to insert the Butt-Set Adapter in-series with a Modular phone or other device.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6G   Price: $18.95    |||    3+ Price:   $18.00


66M to 2 PIN MODULAR ADAPTER

66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter

66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter

66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter

Fits over the pins on a standard 66M Block (won't fit on a 66B Block), and brings the pins out to a 2 Pin Modular Jack so you can use any two wire Modular Tester or phone.

This is the 66 to Modular Adapter that's included in the Deluxe Loop Current Tester, and the Case and Cord Kit for our Testers.

NOTE: Because of the size, you can't use these Adapters on adjacent lines (pins) on the 66M Block.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6B   Price: $13.95


66M to 4 PIN MODULAR ADAPTER

66M to 4 Pin Modular Adapter

Same as the 2 Pin 66M to Modular Adapter (above) ,
but goes over 4 pins on a 66M block,
and has a 4 Pin Modular Jack (RJ-14).

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6C   Price: $13.95


66M to 6 PIN MODULAR ADAPTER

66M to 6 Pin Modular Adapter

Same as the 2 Pin 66M to Modular Adapter (above) ,
but goes over 6 pins on a 66M block,
and has a 6 Pin Modular Jack (RJ-12).

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6D   Price: $19.95


66M to 8 PIN WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

66M to 8 Pin Modular WECO Adapter

Same as the 2 Pin 66M to Modular Adapter (above) ,
but goes over 8 pins on a 66M block,
and has an 8 Pin Modular Jack wired WECO (568B, not USOC).


NOTE: This Adapter is wired WECO, so it works with Ethernet or Merlin equipment. It's not CAT5 rated.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6F   Price: $15.99


66M and  66B 8 PIN WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

66M and 66B Block to WECO Modular Adapter

66M and 66B
8 Pin WECO Modular Adapter

Fits over the pins on a standard 66M Block or the larger (older) 66B Block, and brings the pins out to an 8 Pin WECO 568B Modular Jack,

There is a row of sockets designed to accept the pins on a 66M Block along one side, and another row of sockets designed to accept the pins on a 66B Block on another side. Both rows of sockets are wired 568B to the Modular Jack on the Adapter.

NOTE: Because of the size, you can't use this Adapter on adjacent lines (pins) on the 66 Block.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6T   Price: $22.95


110 to WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

Click for a bigger picture of the 110 to Modular Adapter


110 Block
to WECO Modular Adapter

This Adapter only clips onto a C-Clip that has no wires punched down on it.

Allows you to put a Tester or your Butt-Set Modular Adapter on the 110 Block.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6S   Price: $16.95


BIX to WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

Click for a bigger picture of the BIX to Modular Adapter


Northern Telecom
BIX Block
to WECO Modular Adapter

Allows you to put a Tester or your Butt-Set Modular Adapter on a BIX Block.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO6Q   Price: $16.95


CABLE TESTER / TONER / PROBE KIT - Works Great!

CLOSEOUT SALE WHILE THEY LAST!

     This is a really Good Toner, Speakerprobe and Modular Cable Tester!


Cable Tester
with Remote on Speakerprobe Does:
  • USOC
     
  • 568B (WECO)
     
  • 568A

LEDs scan the pairs during testing

Sends Tone and Receives Tone
 

Strong Toner & Probe

Volume Control on Probe

Over-voltage Protection
for Live Circuits

Comes with Modular Cords for Cable Tester / Toner

Cordura Belt Pouch

Regular 9V Batteries Included

 

A SUPER deal!   Limited Quantity!

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOH3T   Price: $59.95    |||    3+ Price:   $55.00


CABLE TESTER with TONE

 

 

   Modular Cable Tester & Sends Tone

   Tests 568B (WECO), 568A & USOC

 

 

LEDs scan the pairs during testing to tell you whether the wiring is correct.

Sends Tone on all the pairs so you can verify the cable.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOH3E   Price: $149.95


YELLOW SPEAKERPROBE - Works Great!

CLOSEOUT SALE WHILE THEY LAST!

     This is a really Good Speakerprobe!




Our Speakerprobe with BOTH
Non-Conductive Plastic and Metal Tips

A SUPER deal!



Probe Features:

  • Lanyard
  • Volume Control
  • If a Toner is clipped to local (building) ground and the Shield of a coax cable, you'll hear the tone on the coax with the Probe
  • Has both Metal and Non-Conductive Plastic Tip
  • Touching the Probe to a wire with the Metal Tip will give you a scratch sound and louder tone
  • Includes standard jack for a radio type headset if the tone through the speaker would disturb the office
  • Standard 9V battery included

It never hurts to have a spare probe. Get one while they last at this unbelievable price!

Limited Quantity!

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOO7F   Price: $24.95    |||    5+ Price:   $19.95


WORLD'S BEST TONER and PROBE KIT  (Includes Pouch)

The World's Best Toner & Probe makes finding unmarked cables FAST!

Finding unmarked cables is a fact of life!

This Fluke Toner is MUCH louder than others. It's loud enough to make finding CAT-5 cables easy.

Toner Features:

  • Red and Black Rubber Cords
  • Butt-set type Bent Nose Bed-of-Nails Clips (with spike)
  • Red and Black Boots
  • Modular Cord with Snag-free Mod Plug
  • Lanyard to hang the toner on the frame (instead of from the clips!)
  • Water resistant construction
  • Continuity Test and Polarity LED
  • LED to indicate the Toner is on
  • Push-Button Steady / Warble Tone selector button on front of Toner
  • Smart Tone Function changes Warble to a Solid tone when the pair is shorted (must be dry pair with no voltage), for positive identification
  • Trace Coax by clipping from local (building) ground to the Shield of the coax cable
  • Standard 9V battery included

Probe Features:

  • Lanyard
  • Water resistant construction
  • HI and LOW volume button
  • If the Toner is clipped to local (building) ground and the Shield of a coax cable, you'll hear the tone on the coax with the Probe
  • Non-conductive Tip is impregnated with silver particles, so touching the Probe to a wire will give you a scratch sound and louder tone
  • Includes standard jack for radio type headset if the tone through the speaker would disturb the office
  • Standard 9V battery included

Pouch Features:

  • Velcro Flap keeps Toner & Probe safely in the Pouch with Belt Loop

The World's Best Toner has professional Bed of Nails Clips. The Bed of Nails Clip has lots of tiny pins that go through insulation easily. The tiny holes in the insulation then "HEAL" themselves when the Clip is removed!

The modular plug on the mod cord has a special plug whose clip won't break off!

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: MMA3A   Price: $99.95


NETWORK METER™ DVOM

Click to see a bigger picture of the Network Meter

Network Meter™
Accurate  DVOM
(Digital Volt Ohm Meter)

 

Click to see a bigger picture of the Network Meter in the Holster

 

Includes:
  • Digital Meter with 9V Battery
  • Holster with Police Style Belt Clip
  • Test Leads with Butt-set Style Bed-of-Nails Clips
  • Regular Meter Test Probes
  • Zipper Case for Accessories
 

Meter Leads with Probes

Click to see bigger picture of Accessory Case for the Network Meter

            An Unbelievably Good Meter for a Phone Man, at a Very Reasonable Price!
 

NOTE: The Meter color is now Red instead of Yellow due to a copyright dispute on the color Yellow used on a Meter by a famous name manufacturer.


We bought and tested lots of meters to find one that was accurate for the phone man who has to measure:

  • On and Off Hook DC Voltage
  • DC Loop Current
  • Induced AC Voltage on a Phone Line
  • AC Ring Voltage

It's amazing how many meters, even expensive ones, won't measure AC on a phone line. You know you can't use a meter for telephone work if the display just hunts from 50 to 100 to 10 to 200 to 30, etc., constantly. Most Flukes work OK.

Network Meter™ DVOM Features:

  • AC and DC Volts
  • AC and DC Current (DC mA for Loop Current)
  • Ohms
  • Continuity with Beeper
  • Hold Button to Freeze the Display
  • Large Numbers on the LCD Display
  • Bright White Backlight for the Display (Switchable On/Off)
  • Flip Out Desk Stand, with Helpful Connection Tips under the Stand
  • Overvoltage Protection prevents Meter Damage
  • Comes with Regular 9V Heavy Duty Battery - Lasts an Incredibly long time!
  • NOTE: There is an RJ-11 & RJ-45 Test on the Selector Switch that's not Implemented

The Network Meter™ is really easy to use!

Phone line and phone system problems are getting harder, and a meter is as important as ever for a phone man who needs to get problems fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible... before you replace the KSU!

The Network Meter™ is at least as good at reading AC ring voltage as the $800 to $1,000 Triplett Model 5 or Sidekick T&N Meters, and it's accurate on all of the other ranges too - including DC ma (for loop current).

See the Ring Voltage Tech Bulletin for more information on ringing problems, and reading AC voltages on phone lines.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: TOH3A   Price: $89.95    |||    3+ Price:   $84.95


PUSH-ON METER PROBE ALLIGATOR CLIPS

Push-on Meter Probe Alligator Clips




Push-on Meter Probe Alligator Clips



 

 

Push-on Meter Probe Alligator Clips








 

 



Fits standard Meter Probe Tips

Just push them on and pull them off. Keep a couple of sets with your meter!

These are really handy and can save the day when you didn't bring your third hand to work!

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: XMT3F   Price: $2.99    |||    3+ Price:   $2.75


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