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Butt-Sets, Repair Tools & Test Equipment
 

KOREAN SPEAKER BUTT-SET

Has a loud Monitor Speaker for TALK and MONITOR (not a full speakerphone)

Now with Bed-of-Nails Clips!

Korean Butt-Set!      
Now with Bed of Nails Clips

                                           Weighs 1 pound

View Korean Butt-Set Buttons   

 

Buttons to Control:

Speaker (with LED Indicator), Mute and Redial

 

This is an Incredible Deal on a Speaker Butt-Set!





This is the Butt-Set Mike Sandman carries because it's so light and easy to use.


Amplified Speaker makes it very convenient to dial a number over the speaker, and then talk to the person on the handset when they answer. Also great for looking for a particular conversation, or finding test tones among many lines

This Butt-Set is not a full 2-way speakerphone.

Speaker works in both Monitor and Talk modes. LED indicates when Speaker is on.

Powered by a 9V battery (included). Timeout circuit powers down the amplifier when the Butt-Set has been disconnected from the line for about an hour to save the battery (Speaker LED goes out).

Originally made for the Korean Phone Company. This is the World's Best Value in a Butt-Set!

Korean Speaker Butt-Set Features:

  • Amplified Speaker for Monitor & Talk (not a speakerphone)
  • Ringer
  • Polarity Test
  • Last Number Redial
  • Tone and Rotary Dialing
  • Mic Mute - Great for Noisy Phone Rooms!
  • Cloth Cordset
  • Bent Nose Clips with Bed of Nails & Spike
  • Butt-Set Snap Hook
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee!
     
  • The World's Best Value in a Butt-Set!


    Click to see bigger picture of Butt-Set Belt Clip on BeltAsk for your Butt-Set Belt Clip - TOO2A

    Slides on your belt - like the Phone Company issued!

    Only $3.95 additional with Butt-Set purchase... Saves your pants belt loops!

    (Reg. $8.95)


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Limited Time Sale!    Only $99.95 each!

    Part Number: TOH4S   Price: $114.95    |||    3+ Price:   $111.95


    KOREAN BUTT-SET   (No Monitor Speaker... but it's at a GREAT Price!)

    Korean Butt-Set! 

                                   Weighs 1 pound
     

    Korean Butt-Set Features:

  • Ringer
  • Polarity Test
  • Last Number Redial
  • Tone and Rotary Dialing
  • Mic Mute - Great for Noisy Phone Rooms!
  • Cloth Cordset
  • Bent Nose Clips with Spike (does not have bed-of nails)
  • Butt-Set Snap Hook
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee!
     

  • The World's Best Value in a Butt-Set!


    Click to see bigger picture of Butt-Set Belt Clip on BeltAsk for your Butt-Set Belt Clip - TOO2A

    Slides on your belt - like the Phone Company issued!

    Only $3.95 additional with Butt-Set purchase... Saves your pants belt loops!

    (Reg. $8.95)


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH4R   Price: $84.95    |||    3+ Price:   $79.95


    FLUKE / HARRIS TS22A SPEAKERPHONE BUTT-SET

     

     

     

     

       Fluke / HARRIS TS22A 2-Way Speakerphone Butt-Set

       (Color may vary)



      
    Weighs 1.4 pounds


    This is a very good butt-set. It's light-weight and works well.

    Easy to Operate Talk / Monitor Switch is on the side of the Butt-set, sliding up and down.
     

    TS22A Butt-Set Features:

    • Tone (DTMF) and pulse operation
    • Last number redial
    • DTMF signal levels compensated for loop length
    • DropSafe™ unit up to 20 feet
    • Audible electronic ringer
    • Locking mute switch
    • 3-year redial storage time
    • Over voltage and over current protection
    • PBX pause button
    • Field replaceable belt clip
    • Continuous polarity LED indications
    • For use with computerized voice response systems
    • Stores nine 18-digit numbers in repertory dialer (speed dialing)
    • RainSafe™ ruggedness for use in extreme weather conditions
    • High impedance monitor for DataSafe™ operation and two-way speakerphone

    Click HERE for the TS22A PRO Full Manual in pdf format (22 Pages)

    Limited Quantity

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH5Q   Price: $309.95


    FLUKE TS52 PRO SPEAKERPHONE BUTT-SET with Loop Current & Talk Battery Display

     

     

     

       Fluke TS52 PRO - 2-Way Speakerphone Butt-Set

       Data Safe with Data Lockout Override

       Lighted LCD Display for Caller ID, Loop Current, Talk Battery,

       Polarity Indication, Volume Level and Number Dialed,

       DTMF Digit Decoder


                             Weighs 1.7 pounds


    This is the World's Most Sophisticated Butt-Set...

    If you're looking for a  Light-Weight  Butt-Set, THIS ISN'T IT...
                                   
    It weighs 1.7 pounds.

    Our Korean Butt-Set is much more comfortable to carry,
    but it doesn't do what this baby will do!

    TS52 PRO Butt-Set Features - There are a ton of them:

  • 2-Way High Fidelity Speakerphone with Mute (can be programmed to always mute the mic on speaker)
  • Backlit LCD Display Indicates:
    • On Hook Talk Battery Voltage
    • Off-Hook Talk Battery Voltage when the Line is Taken Off-Hook by Another Phone
    • Loop Current when Off-Hook
    • Polarity Wrong when On and Off-Hook
    • Digits Dialed
    • DTMF Digits Received (Digit Grabber)
    • Caller ID
    • Data Lockout Status
    • 9V Battery Level
    • Display Times Out to Conserve 9V Battery (turns back on when clipped onto live line)

       
       
  • Ridge around the Keypad Helps Protect the Buttons & Display
  • Talk / Monitor Switch is on the Side - Operated with Your Thumb
  • Ringer
  • Polarity Test
  • Last Number Redial
  • 10 Speed Dial Numbers with Programmable Pause (1 only used for ANAC DTMF, which you probably don't have)
  • Tone and Rotary Dialing
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (for Hearing Aids with T-Coil)
  • Mic Mute for Normal Use & Speakerphone - Great for Noisy Phone Rooms!
  • Glow in the Dark Keypad
  • Cloth Cordset
  • Bent Nose Clips with Bed of Nails & Spike
  • Withstands 20 Foot Drop Test
  • Weatherproof Design
  • Large Rubber Cordset Strain Relief
  • Over-Current & Over-Voltage Protection
  • Extra Large Butt-Set Snap Hook Can be Changed from Bottom to Top (so the display can be read when it's hanging)

  •  

    There are only 3 Buttons on the Inside of the Handle...

    1. MUTE

    2. SPEAKER

    3. VOLUME

    The Talk / Monitor Rocker Switch is on the Side

     

     



     

    Click HERE for the TS52 PRO Quick Start Guide in pdf format

    Click HERE for the TS52 PRO Full Manual in pdf format (28 Pages)
     

    NOTE: There has been a bug in all Fluke TS52 PRO Butt-sets made since around the 20th week of 2011. The date code in the white area above the MUTE button would say 2011 through at least 0614.
     

    The bug on all of the TS52 PRO Butt-Sets we sell has been fixed!
     

    The bug only occurs if you have high loop current on the line. Maybe over 45ma, which you can see on the built-in display.

    If you turn on the speakerphone and go off-hook to dial a call, when the call is answered  the call is immediately cut-off and the microprocessor in the butt-set reboots (the back-light comes on and all the characters are shown on the display). If you turn the speakerphone on after the other party answers the butt-set works fine. None of the TS52PROS we ship have this problem!

    You really can't talk on the speakerphone in most phone rooms because of the noise, but I've always dialed on speaker and then turn the speaker off when the party answers. I've been doing that since my first TS22 (the first speaker butt-set I owned) in 1987.

    Super Price - Limited Quantity!

    Part Number: TOH3R   Price: $369.95


    BENT-NOSE BUTT-SET CLIP WITH NAILS and SPIKE

    Bent-Nose Butt-Set Clip with Nails / Spike

    This is the standard Butt-Set Clip.

    The Bent Nose allows the Clips to be used on a 66 Block without shorting together.





    The Bed-of-Nails allows the tech to simply clip to the wire
    to make contact without stripping the wire.



    The Spike is used to connect to aerial drop wire by going through the heavy insulation to the wire.

    It's no longer recommended that you use the Nails or Spike on wire that's used outside, that can get wet. Although the holes are self sealing they won't keep water from getting to the copper conductor.

    Be sure to bend over the strain relief!

    Order 2 if you need a set!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1O   Price: $5.95


    RED BOOT for BUTT-SET CLIP

    Red Boot for Butt-Set Clip

    This is the standard Butt-Set Clip Boot.

    You do need to remove the clip from the cord to put it on the Clip!

    Order 1 Red and 1 Black if you need a set!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1Q   Price: $1.25


    BLACK BOOT for BUTT-SET CLIP

    Black Boot for Butt-Set Clip

    This is the standard Butt-Set Clip Boot.

    You do need to remove the clip from the cord to put it on the Clip!

    Order 1 Red and 1 Black if you need a set!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1R   Price: $1.25


    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.

    Color and Style may vary, but it will do exactly the same thing.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

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


    KRONE SPLITTING BUTT-SET ADAPTER

    Click for a bigger picture of the Krone SPLITTING Butt-Set Adapter



    KRONE
    Splitting Butt-Set Adapter

    The KRONE Splitting Butt-Set Adapter is made to be used on KRONE Disconnect Blocks, used for an RJ-21X (primarily in Nynex areas).

    KRONE Disconnect Blocks are specially made so that when you insert this Adapter, it disconnects the CPE equipment automatically - which is like opening the Bridging Clips on a 66 Block.

    No other Adapter should be used on the KRONE Disconnect Blocks, since it will NOT open the pair to the equipment, which could cause you to think the phone line is bad when it isn't.

    The KRONE Splitting Butt-Set Adapter has four Banana plugs. Two are labeled To Equipment, and the other two are labeled To Telephone Company. You simply clip your Butt-Set on the appropriate pair to look OUT (towards the CO), or IN (towards the CPE).

    The telephone line is automatically reconnected to the CPE as soon as the Adapter Plug is removed.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5K   Price: $49.95


    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!

    Separate Toner, Probe and Pouch available (below).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MMA3A   Price: $89.95


    TONER & PROBE POUCH (Only)

     

     

     

    Toner & Probe Pouch
     


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


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MMA3D   Price: $6.95


    NETWORK (Ethernet) TONER & PROBE with LINK FLASHER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Toner & Probe with Case

    Made for Tracing Ethernet Cables

     


    Plug the Toner into a workstation port, turn on the Link Flashing feature,
    choose one of the 3 flash patterns, and Identify the port on your Ethernet Switch.

    Finding Unmarked CAT5 and CAT6 Ethernet Cables is a fact of life!

    Regular Tone and Probe Kits were designed to identify phone cables. Toning an active LAN circuit can disrupt network traffic, and it's difficult to track due to cable twist and tone bleed.

    The Network Toner & Probe is different.

    The Toner incorporates three Link Light activation speeds to easily identify the port that the cable is attached to on a hub or switch by simply looking for the blinking lights. Why three? Because different makes and models of Ethernet switches don't react the same to the Link Activation signals. Three speeds ensures the widest compatibility available.

    Features:

    • Activates Link Light to Identify a Connected Hub or Switch Port
    • Transmits 4 Different Loud Audible Tones
    • Probe has Speaker with Volume Control
    • Toner / Probe Works with Other Brands of Toners & Probes
    • Tone & Probe Works Great for Telephone Cables
    • RJ-45 Male or Female Connection (plug a Patch Cord right into it)
    • Auto Power Down on the Toner Extends Battery Life
    • Toner has a Built-in Low Battery Indicator
    • Detachable Alligator Clips on Toner
    • Detects Shorts or Opens
    • Standard 9V Batteries Included

     

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO5J   Price: $149.95    |||    3+ Price:   $147.00


    CUSHION GRIP 6-IN-1 SCREWDRIVER

    Cushion Grip 6-in-1 Screwdriver








    6-in-1 Cushion Grip Screwdriver



    Magnetic Tip with size and style marked on the handle.

    Large and Small Phillips/Regular Bits and Hex Wrenches.

    • #1 & #2 Phillips Head
    • 9/32 & 3/16 inch slotted heads
    • Two nut drivers: 5/16 & 1/4 Inch

    Made of a special alloy steel for exceptional strength and long life. Corrosion resistant shaft.

    Soft rubber handle offers comfort with greater torque.


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND8C   Price: $7.95


    7-IN-1 POCKET SCREWDRIVER

    7-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver


    Small 7-in-1 Pocket Screw Driver



    • Rugged Aluminum Pen-Style Housing with Pocket Clip and Knurled Finger Grip
    • Quick-Change Magnetic Bit Holder
    • Cap unscrews to hold bits in handle
    • Flat Screwdriver Bits: 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8-Inch
    • Phillips Screwdriver Bits: #000, #00, #0

    7-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver Bits go in handle with Cap









    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND6F   Price: $7.95


    SHIRT POCKET REVERSIBLE SCREWDRIVER - #1 Phillips and 3/16" Slotted

    Shirt Pocket Reversible Screwdriver - #1 Phillips and 3/16

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND7J   Price: $3.99


    CORDURA MINI TOOL POUCH with POLICE STYLE CLIP

    Carry Your Tools Your Way...
    Click to see bigger picture of Loaded Mini-Tool Pouch 1 Click to see bigger picture of Loaded Mini-Tool Pouch 2 Click to see bigger picture of Loaded Mini-Tool Pouch 3 Click to see bigger picture of Loaded Mini-Tool Pouch 4
    Police Style Belt Clip...

       It won't fall off your belt!

    Just the right pockets to:

    • Pull Cable...
      - Dikes / Scissors Pockets
    • Tape Cables to Fish...
      - Clip-on Tape Thong
    • Mark Cables and Jacks...
      - Sharpie Pockets
    • Terminate Cables on Frames...
      - Punch Tool and Stripper Pockets
    • Terminate Jacks on Cables...
      - Maglite Pocket so you can see!
    • ... and Go to Lunch! 

    Click to see bigger picture of Mini-Tool Pouch with Tape Thong

    Easy On... Easy Off!

    Police Style Belt Clip means it won't fall off your belt, but you can remove it easily when you're done with the job or getting into your truck.

    Clip-on Metal Tape Thong Only $4.95 with Pouch!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: KIT3T   Price: $18.99    |||    3+ Price:   $17.99


    TALLER CORDURA MINI TOOL POUCH with POLICE STYLE CLIP

    Taller Version of our Cordura Mini Tool Pouch



    TALLER
    Version of Our
    Cordura Mini Tool Pouch
    with Police Style Clip


    It's about 1.25 inches Taller  than our regular pouch
    to hold longer screwdrivers, pliers and even
    the new longer LED AA Mini-Maglite.


     

    Everything else is the same as our regular
    Cordra Mini Tool Pouch (above), including the
    grommets for the Clip-On Metal Tape Thong (below).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: KIT4R   Price: $19.99    |||    3+ Price:   $18.99


    CLIP-ON METAL TAPE THONG

    Click to see bigger picture of Clip-on Tape Thong Only Carry it When You Need Tape!

    Phone Men mainly need tape today to tie a wire to the fish!

    Clip it on your Tool Pouch when you run wire, then unclip it when you terminate the jacks so you don't have to drag the tape around with you.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: KIT3R   Price: $5.95    |||   3+ Price:   $4.95


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    CORDURA TONER and PROBE POUCH with POLICE STYLE BELT CLIP

    Holds most brands of Toners and Probes.

    Has Velcro Flap, and Police Style Belt Clip

     

          Police Style Belt Clip

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO7S   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


    BLUE / GRAY 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL with 66 and 110 BLADES

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Blue/Gray 814 Type Punch Tool
    Blue / Gray Punch Tool
    with 66 and 110 Blades


    Highest Quality Punch Tool  with industry standard  Twist-to-Release Blades.

    Click to see a bigger picture of the blade holder in the Blue/Gray Punch Tool



    Heavy Duty Punch Tool has High/Low Impact Selector, and a Cavity in the Top  to store a 66 or 110 Blade (both are included).

    Spare Blade locks into the Cavity in the tool, and releases easily with a twist of the Release Knob.

    Uses industry standard 814 Type Blades.

    NOTE: You MUST use a Punch Tool to terminate wires onto 66, 110, BIX and Krone Blocks and Jacks. If you use a screwdriver to force the wire into the connection, you'll destroy the connection (spreading out the pin), causing strange intermittent problems until the Block is replaced.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9D   Price: $37.95   SALE!


    BLUE / GRAY 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL with 66 BLADE

    Blue/Gray 814 Type Punch Tool with 66 Blade

    Same Punch Tool as above, but with just a 66 Blade (no 110 Blade).

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9E   Price: $32.95   SALE!


    66 BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    66 Punch Tool BladeReplacement 66 Punch Blade

    Industry standard 66 Blade. Flip it around for CUT or NON-CUT.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9F   Price: $9.95   SALE!


    110 BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    110 Punch Tool BladeReplacement 110 Punch Blade

    The 110 Blade is used on 110 Blocks, and just about all of the CAT5 and CAT6 Keystone jacks made.

    Industry standard 110 Blade. Flip it around for CUT or NON-CUT.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9G   Price: $9.95   SALE!


    ECONOMY KRONE BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    Economy Krone Punch Tool BladeEconomy  KRONE Blade

    The KRONE Blade is used on all Blocks manufactured by KRONE (now ADC). The most popular use of these Blocks has been as RJ-21X Blocks installed in Nynex (Verizon) areas.

    This Blade is a good choice for a phone man who only occasionally needs to punch down wires on a KRONE block, and it works fine. The regular KRONE Blade (above) has a fancy scissors action to cut the wire, which makes it very expensive - especially for occasional use.

    Flip the Economy KRONE Blade around for CUT or NON-CUT.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5E   Price: $9.95


    KRONE BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    Krone Punch Tool BladeKRONE Blade

    The KRONE Blade is used on all Blocks manufactured by KRONE (now ADC). The most popular use of these Blocks has been as RJ-21X Blocks installed in Nynex (Verizon) areas.

    This Blade is a good choice for a phone man who only occasionally needs to punch down wires on a KRONE block, and it works fine. The regular KRONE Blade (above) has a fancy scissors action to cut the wire, which makes it very expensive - especially for occasional use.

    The regular KRONE Blade cuts the wires every time you use it. There's actually a tiny scissors built-in to the Blade.

    NOTE: This KRONE Blade does NOT fit in the Cavity at the end of an industry standard 814 Type Punch Tool (it's too big). Because it's so expensive, make sure you find a safe place to store it when you're not using it!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5I   Price: $66.95


    BIX BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    BIX Punch Tool BladeNorthern Telecom BIX Blade

    The BIX Blade is used on all BIX Blocks manufactured by Northern Telecom. In the US, the most popular use of these Blocks has been on Northern Telecom/Nortel PBX frames. This is the most popular Block used in Canada.

    The BIX Blade cuts the wires every time you use it. There's actually a tiny scissors built-in to the Blade.

    NOTE: The BIX Blade does NOT fit in the Cavity at the end of an industry standard 814 Type Punch Tool (it's too big). Because it's so expensive, make sure you find a safe place to store it when you're not using it!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5J   Price: $66.95


    110 Multi-Pair Punch Tool


     

    Punches down 5 Pair at a Time on a 110 Block
     

    • Seats 3, 4 and 5 pair 110 blocks!
    • Durable Spring Mechanism
    • Terminates Wires on both the cable side and the cross-connect side of 110 blocks
    • Replaceable Cutting Blade
    • Works on all Brands of 110 Blocks

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND7Q   Price: $69.95


    NETWORK METER™ DVOM and CAT5 CABLE TESTER

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Network Meter

    Network Meter™
    Accurate  DVOM
    (Digital Volt Ohm Meter)

    and

    CAT5 Cable Tester
    with Remote to test for Continuity and Splits

     

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

     

    Network Meter with Remote and 1 Foot Patch Cables 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
    • Remote for the Cable Tester
    • Two 1 Foot Patch Cords
    • 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. Other than the color, it's the exact same meter.


    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)
    • CAT5 4 Pair Cable Tester with Remote (Shows Continuity and Split Pairs)
    • 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 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).

    I put 50VDC from a phone line into the Cable Tester and Remote RJ-45 jacks, as well as the meter's ohms range, and the meter still worked (no smoke!). Not all meters or cable testers can survive an accidental connection to a phone line - which is a real possibility when we're out in the field. With PoE (Power over Ethernet), a lot of CAT5 jacks in offices are going to have 48VDC on one of the pairs that can instantly destroy a cable tester without overvoltage protection.

    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


    INLINE MODULAR TEST KIT for METER READINGS

    Inline Modular Test Kit for Meter Reading





    The Easiest Way To Take
    Loop Current and Ring Current
    Readings from a Modular Jack





    Inline Modular Test Kit for Meter Reading



    Just cut one of the wires and put the COMMON (Black) lead
    on one of them, and the mA (Red) lead on the other.

    That lets the current pass through the meter as it goes between
    the phone line and phone.





    Comes with a Modular Inline Coupler to make the Modular Test Lead a male to female cord.

    Comes with 5 test wires... Or they're easy to make yourself!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP9B   Price: $4.99    |||    3+ Price:   $4.49    |||    10+ Price:   $3.99


    ALLIGATOR TEST LEADS - SET of 10

    Set of 10 Alligator Test Leads


    Small Alligator Test Leads

    Set of 10










    Carry a Set of Leads With You... You never know when you need them.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP9A   Price: $6.45    |||    3+ Price:   $5.95


    RS-232 BREAK OUT BOX

    Everybody Hates this Stuff...but now It's Easy!

    Make 95% of modems, printers, terminals and SMDR Ports work in 10 minutes with our easy to follow instructions in our Tech Bulletin!

    Economy Breakout Box
    • 24 DIP Switches
    • 10 Two Color LEDs
    • No Battery Needed
    • Includes Jumper Wires
    • Plastic Case with Lid

    Be sure to read our RS-232 Diagnosis Tech Bulletin!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO8Q   Price: $35.95


    SOLDERING / DESOLDERING TOOL
     

     

     

    This is the World's Best portable tool!

     

     

    Soldering / Desoldering plunger type Solder-Sucker built into a Soldering Pen!

    Works like a $500 bench type unit...but fits right in your case! One Handed Operation.

    10 times faster and easier that sucker/bulb or wick!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1A   Price: $44.95


    POCKET TUBE OF KESTER SOLDER
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: SWI3F   Price: $2.99


    ANTI-STATIC ELASTIC WRIST STRAP

    Anti-Static Wrist Strap     Wrist Strap

    You really feel dumb when the system crashes because you touched a card... and that's all it takes!

    I'm telling you this because I've done it (accidentally, because I was too lazy to wear my wrist strap). It's kind of scary to see people streaming out of their offices towards the phone room... with obvious malice! At least they didn't have any weapons.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1N   Price: $14.95


    SCISSORS with STRIPPING NOTCHES

    Telephone Man's Scissors with Stripping Notches
    Scissors

    with Stripping Notches


    Scissors Stripping Notches

    The highest quality Phone Man's Scissors we've found!

    The edge of the blade is serrated, which keeps the cable or wire(s) from slipping forward out of the Scissors as you try to cut it.

    It has two Stripping Notches. One for 24 gauge wire, and one for 22 gauge wire.
    The Stripping Notch is the safest way to strip the insulation from telephone wire. It won't put a notch in the wire (like a set of Dikes would), which would cause the wire to break after it was flexed a few times.

    To strip a wire, hold your finger over the wire in the notch, and pull the insulation off by moving the Scissors, which holds the insulation - allowing it to slide off the wire.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1A   Price: $11.95    |||    2+ Price:   $10.95


    SMALL SCISSORS POUCH

    Small Scissors Pouch with Police Style ClipSmall Scissors Pouch with Police Style ClipNEW!

    Small Scissors Pouch
    with Police Style Belt Clip


    Small Scissors Pouch holds just the blade. You can grab the
    Scissors quickly by the handles.

    Won't fall off your belt! This is much easier than threading your belt through the Pouch!

    Genuine Leather with Riveted Construction. This pouch will last for many years!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1B   Price: $11.95


    LARGE SCISSORS POUCH

    Large Scissors Pouch

    Large
    Scissors Pouch


    Large Scissors Pouch holds the blade and most of the handles, but it's still easy to grab the Scissors quickly.

    Has large Tunnel Belt Loop.

    Genuine Leather with Sewn and Riveted Construction. This pouch will last for many years!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1C   Price: $11.95


    LONG NOSE PLIERS with STRIPPING NOTCH

    Long Nose Pliers with Stripping Notch






    Long Nose Pliers
    with Stripping Notch



    Stripping Notch allows you to strip 24 gauge wire without nicking it!

    Includes Cutter!

    Yellow Handled Top Quality Tool!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND7R   Price: $21.95


    DIKES with STRIPPING NOTCHES

    Dikes with Stripping Notches





    Dikes (Side Cutters)
    with Stripping Notches



    Two Stripping Notches allow you to strip 22 and 24 gauge wire without nicking it!

    Red Handled Top Quality Tool!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND7S   Price: $18.95


    BUTT SET BELT CLIP

    Click to see bigger picture of Butt-Set Belt Clip on Belt Save Your Belt Loops!
    Click to see bigger picture

    Butt-Set Belt ClipButt-Set Belt Clip

    Even if you carry your Butt-Set in your case, this clip works great while you're at the customer's site, and it saves your belt loops!

    Slides on a 2" or smaller belt.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO2A   Price: $8.95    |||    3+ Price:   $8.00


    SMALL PARTS POUCH WITH CLIP

    Just like the Phone Company Issued!

    Black Leather Small Parts Pouch

    Click to see bigger picture of Butt-Set Belt Clip on BeltSmall Parts Pouch, snapped on Butt-Set Belt Clip (click for bigger picture)

    Installers and Repairmen have been using these for years - usually carrying a couple!

    Load them with different small parts you might need quickly, like screws, anchors, fuses etc.

    Snap them on your belt loop, tool belt, or Butt-Set Belt Clip

     

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO4A   Price: $12.95    |||    3+ Price:   $11.95


    CANVAS ZIPPER BAG

    7 inch by 12.5 inch Canvas Zipper Bag

    Installers and Repairmen have been using these for years. It keeps small parts organized by type of part, type of job, type of tool, or just a handy small pouch to carry tools in.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1L   Price: $17.95


    6 POCKET CANVAS PARACHUTE SCREW BAG

    We finally found a Screw Bag that meets our quality standards...

       

    10" Diameter with 7" Deep Pockets

    Has Carrying Handle and Cord Keeper to Keep the Screw Bag Closed

    We've been out of stock on these for years. The ones we've found until now were really junk.

    This is a great Screw Bag at a great price!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND8A   Price: $24.95    |||   3+ Price:   $23.50


    YELLOW SPUDGER

    Yellow Spudger Yellow Spudger

    Spudger Metal Hook End All of our Spudgers have a bent metal hook on one end.

    Spudger Blunt End The other side is a blunt end.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1H   Price: $1.59


    BLACK SPUDGER

    Black Spudger Black Spudger

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1I   Price: $1.59


    RED SPUDGER

    Red Spudger Red Spudger

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    Part Number: TOO1J   Price: $1.59


    RED SPUDGER with INSULATED METAL HOOK

    Red Spudger with Insulated Metal Hook Red Spudger with INSULATED Metal Hook

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1K   Price: $1.99


    WHITE SPUDGER with SHARP POINT

    White Spudger with Sharp Point White Spudger with SHARP POINT

    This Spudger is smooth, and the blunt end doesn't have the hook shape.

    The Metal Hook has a sharpened point.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1C   Price: $4.49


    METAL CLIP for SPUDGER

    Metal Pocket Clip for Spudger Metal Pocket Clip for Spudger

    Red Spudger with Metal Pocket Clip The Metal Pocket Clip will slide on to any of our Spudgers
    without a molded pocket clip, and will also fit most pencils and stick pens.

    Don't lose your Spudger!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1D   Price: $0.29


    WHITE SPUDGER with CLIP and CAP

    White Spudger with Clip and Cap White Spudger with Pocket Clip and Cap

    This Spudger is smooth, the blunt end doesn't have the hook shape, and the pocket clip is molded in.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1L   Price: $3.99


    ROTARY DIAL SPUDGER with POCKET CLIP and CAPS

    Rotary Dial Spudger with Pocket Clip and Caps Rotary Dial Spudger

    The straight end is used to release the plastic fingerwheel from a rotary dial.

    Includes a molded pocket clip and caps.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO2D   Price: $4.99


    PEN TYPE BURNISHING TOOL

    Pen Type Burnishing Tool with 6 Extra Blades

    Special abrasive on the Blade removes oxidation without removing metal from the contacts.

    Use it to unstick dial buttons on phones and other electronic equipment by spraying a little Lemon Tape and Label Remover, Telephone Polish or WD-40 on the blade, and then working it between the button and housing to remove sticky stuff that's been spilled on the button.

    6 Extra Blades are stored in the handle.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1E   Price: $21.95


    REPLACEMENT BLADE for PEN TYPE BURNISHING TOOL

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO2E   Price: $0.89    |||   100+ Price:   $0.69


    SINGLE BURNISHING TOOL in SLIP CASE

    Pack of 5 Slip Case Type Burnishing Tools - Sold Each
    Single Burnishing Tool in Slip Case

    Special abrasive on the Blade removes oxidation without removing metal from the contacts.

    Use it to unstick dial buttons on phones and other electronic equipment by spraying a little
    Lemon Tape and Label Remover, Telephone Polish or WD-40 on the blade, and then working it between the button
    and housing to remove sticky stuff that's been spilled on the button.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1B   Price: $3.79


    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


    DIGITAL IMPEDANCE BRIDGE - PAGING SYSTEM TESTER

    Digital Impedance Bridge

     

     

    The Impedance Bridge

    The SECRET of Paging System
    Repair & Installation


    The Impedance Bridge tells you how many watts the speakers draw, on both 25 and 70V speaker lines. Simply turn it on, connect it to the speakers line (not to the amplifier!), and read the watts the speakers draw right off the LCD display.

    It also puts a tone over the speakers (without the amplifier connected), which makes finding a bad speaker quicker.

    The Impedance Bridge lets you adjust the speaker and horn taps to match what the amplifier can put out. That's useful in a new installation where the speaker could actually use more watts than it says, but critical when you're repairing a system that's blowing the fuse or circuit breaker in the amplifier (or blowing up the amplifier itself!).

    Amplifiers often sound distorted for a while when they're overloaded, before they blow up.

    You're Wasting Your Time Trying to Fix Paging Systems Without One of These!

    Easy to Use:

    1.  Disconnect the Speakers from the Amplifier

    2.  Read the speaker line to see how many watts the speakers use (don't connect it to the amplifier!)

    3.  If the speakers use 120 watts, and you've got a 100 watt Amplifier, you've got a problem!

        4a.  Find the 8 Ohm Speaker someone installed (an 8 Ohm speaker without a matching transformer
               sucks up all the juice that's supposed to go to the other speakers)

        4b.  Find the bad speaker or matching transformer

        4c.  Turn some taps on the speakers down to get well below the 100 watts

        4d.  Put in a new, bigger or second Amplifier (split the speaker runs between two amps)

    Now with Over-Voltage Protection...  Won't Blow Up if you put it on a live speaker line!

    Includes Case, Leads and Batteries

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3S   Price: $599.95


    SPLICING WIRES

    Static on a Phone Line can be Fixed or Prevented!

    Left Ear Noise! Customers HATE Static! Right Ear Noise

    How you Splice a Cable Makes All the Difference

    Because a telephone line always has DC voltage on it, with AC audio riding on top of it, if there's a bad connection of any kind anywhere along the line you'll hear static.   Connections on a phone line have to be perfect!

    Just twisting two wires together may look like a good connection, but oxidation eventually develops on the surface of the wires where they're touching each other, which adds resistance to the connection. On a telephone line with DC voltage, you'll hear that resistance as static.

    Click to see a bigger copy of the old Combination Torch and Soldering Iron ad

    It wasn't that long ago that phone men
    were soldering wires together!

    The first splices to telephone wires were done with a big soldering iron that was heated with a gas torch (it wasn't electric).

    Big electric Black Beauty Soldering Irons were used on solder frames on PBXs through the 80's. Why did the phone men go through all that effort to solder the wires instead of just twisting them together? Because they had to avoid static, and that was the only way to do it.

    Maybe you twisted the wires together on your stereo speakers, and they work fine? There's no static. That's because there's no DC coming out of an amplifier going to speakers. It's strictly AC audio. When the oxidation develops on the speaker wires that you twisted together, the resistance that eventually develops from the oxidation makes the speaker volume sound a little lower - so you just turn up the volume on the stereo. Since there's no DC, there's no static on the speakers.

    Likewise, you can use wirenuts on 110VAC or speaker lines, but they're eventually going to cause static if you use them on a telephone line.

    On a telephone line, you can also get static from a short from one or both sides of the line to a foreign voltage or ground. The foreign voltage or ground may be because water has invaded the cable. Water conducts electricity, and is shorting the telephone line to conductors in another pair(s), or to earth. The static may also be caused by a nick in the insulation, shorting the bare copper wire to other conductors or earth (ground).

    Intermittent static is often caused by aerial lines that have nicks in the insulation. When they swing in the wind, the bare copper wire shorts to other conductors or pole hardware. These are called Swingers.

    While you may be able to tape up a wire with a nick in the insulation to prevent it from shorting, in the telephone business it's more common to cut out the bad piece of cable, and splice the ends together, or splice a good piece in if the cable wouldn't be long enough.

    If it's a buried cable, you need to use gel filled (waterproof) splices, and put the whole splice in a Waterproof Splice Enclosure, which keeps water from getting into the cable from the open ends (where the jacket has been cut). No matter how much tape you use, it won't be enough to prevent water from eventually seeping into that splice!   Use a Splice Enclosure.

    So Why Aren't We Still Soldering Telephone Wires?

    IDC

    Insulation Displacement Connectors

    IDC Connection   Modular Plug UR Connector UY Connector

    Insulation Displacement Connectors are simply squeezed onto a wire. They have a little slit that cuts into the insulation (displaces it) and slices into the copper wire as it's pushed into it. There are lots of different types of IDC connectors, including the 66 Block, CAT5 and CAT6 jacks, Krone and 110 Blocks, and even regular Modular Plugs.

    There was actually one type of splice connector that came out before IDC connectors. The Beanie or B-Wire Connector was the splice of choice at all of the phone companies for many years. The Beanie is just a little metal tube that's big enough to stick about three 24 gauge telephone wires into, with a vinyl insulating jacket. The tube has lots of little sharp points in it that slice into the insulation and the wire, creating a GAS TIGHT CONNECTION.

    The Gas Tight Connection is the secret of making a good splice. When the metal in the splice is pushed into the wire so tightly that no air can get to where the metals meet, no oxidation can occur - and you'll never get static from that splice.

    A pin sticking into a copper wire won't give you a Gas Tight Connection. That pin would be sitting on-top of the solid copper wire, and a layer of oxidation would eventually form (unless there was constant hard pressure on the pin). The Gas Tight Connection is formed when the material used in the splice actually slices into the sides of the copper. The pressure created by the small U shaped slot, that the wire is forced into, creates the Gas Tight Connection.

    All Telephone Splices and Connecting Blocks
    Provide
    Gas Tight Connections

    If you hear static at the Phone Company demarc, with the pair to the premise open, the Phone Company will have to fix the static. The only way to get rid of static is to repair the bad connection. There are no filters that will get rid of static, since by the time you hear it - it's just audio. If you filter out enough of the audio spectrum to get rid of the static, you'll also get rid of the speech!

    Telephone Cross Connect Wire

    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Non-Filled!

    Click to see a bigger picture of the B-Wire Connector (Beanie)
    B-Wire Connector

    Bag of 500 Plain Beanies

    Splices up to three 24 Gauge Telephone Wires Together

    B-Wire Connector (Beanie) Crimping a B-Wire Connector (Beanie) with a pair of Dikes

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wires into the Beanie, and squeeze it
    with a Pliers or the heel of a set of Dikes.

    The inside of the Beanie is full of little sharp points that go right through the insulation
    when it's squeezed, and slice into the wire, creating a Gas Tight Connection.

    B-Wire Connectors aren't used by phone companies any more (they use UY and UR connectors), because they couldn't stop phone men from stripping the jacket off the wire before putting it into the Beanie. Stripping the wire isn't bad if it's done with the correct stripper (like the notch in a phone man's scissors, long nose or dikes), but a lot of the phone men just squeezed the wire in the blade of the Dikes, and pulled the insulation off. That creates a little notch in the copper wire where they squeezed the dikes on the wire. Once the notch is in the wire, it's very easy to break the wire right at the notch, after it's moved a few times. That left lots of cases of dead phone lines, just because the phone man didn't do his job properly.

    Don't Strip The Wire!

    B-Wire Connectors are made to be used on solid copper telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. There's no need to strip the wire, although it won't cause any problems if you strip it properly.

    You can use B-Wire Connectors on other types of small gauge wire, both solid and stranded, but you'll have to strip the heavier insulation off of those wires because the little teeth in the Beanies won't be long enough to pierce the insulation.

    I personally like using these better than UY/UR connectors (below). Probably because they're cheaper, and give me a little more flexibility (they take 2 or 3 wires). I have gotten four wires in a Beanie by stripping the insulation, but I don't think it's a good idea.

    On a historical note, in the old days Beanies were available taped together on reels. The splicer would feed these into a breadbox sized metal box, which used compressed air to crimp the Beanie, when he stuck the wires in and stepped on a foot operated switch.

    NOTE: Don't smash a B-Wire Connector when you squeeze it! If it's squeezed too hard, it will bend over the sharp points, and they won't slice into the wire correctly.

    These B-Wire Connectors are PLAIN, not filled with waterproofing gel. For splicing wires outside or in wet locations, see our FILLED Beanies (below).

    Bag of 500

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2M   Price: $27.95


    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Non-Filled!

    Bag of 100

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP3D   Price: $7.95


    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Filled!

    Click to see a bigger picture of the B-Wire Connector (Beanie)
    B-Wire Connector

    Bag of 500 Sealant FILLED Beanies

    Same as our PLAIN Beanies (above), but with a small amount of waterproofing gel inside to protect the splice from water.

    Because a small amount of the gel is squeezed out of the Beanie when you crimp it, these are kind of messy to use. For regular inside work, the PLAIN Beanies are much easier and neater to use!

    NOTE: Don't smash a B-Wire Connector when you squeeze it! If it's squeezed too hard, it will bend over the sharp points, and they won't slice into the wire correctly.

    Keep both types in your case!

    Bag of 500

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2L   Price: $25.95


    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Filled!

    Bag of 100

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP3E   Price: $7.95


    UY 2-WIRE CONNECTOR

    UY Connector (Splice) UY Connector (Splice)

    Box of 100

    Splices two 22 to 24 Gauge Solid Copper Telephone Wires

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wires into the two holes on the UY Connector as far as they will go (you'll be able to see them through the plastic), and squeeze the Yellow top all the way down so it's flat, with a Pliers or UY/UR Crimp Tool (below).

    That's it!

    UY and UR Connectors are the splice of choice of all the Phone Companies in the US.

    UY Connectors are made to be used on solid copper 22 to 24 gauge telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. Do NOT strip the wires!

    NOTE: If you strip the wires before inserting them into the UY Connector, it won't be a good splice!

    UY Connectors are filled with a small amount of waterproofing gel.

    Box of 100

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2N   Price: $13.95


    UY 2-WIRE CONNECTORS in CARTRIDGES

    UY Connector (Splice)

    Same as the regular UY Connectors (above), but 16 to a Cartridge.

    This is a pretty convenient way to carry UY Connectors, even if you're not going to use the Cartridge Type Crimp Tool (below).
     

    Box of 160... 16 in a Cartridge, 10 Cartridges per Box

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND3L   Price: $19.99


    UR 3-WIRE CONNECTOR

    UR Connector (Splice) UR Connector (Splice)

    Box of 100

    Splices two or three 22 to 24 Gauge Solid Copper Telephone Wires

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wires into the holes on the UR Connector as far as they will go (you'll be able to see them through the plastic), and squeeze the Red top all the way down so it's flat, with a Pliers or UY/UR Crimp Tool (below).

    That's it!

    There are three holes on the UR Connectors. You can use all three, or just splice two wires together, leaving one empty.

    UY and UR Connector are the splice of choice of all the Phone Companies in the US.

    UR Connectors are made to be used on solid copper 22 to 24 gauge telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. Do NOT strip the wires!

    NOTE: If you strip the wires before inserting them into the UR Connector, it won't be a good splice!

    UR Connectors are filled with a small amount of waterproofing gel.

    Box of 100

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2O   Price: $16.95


    UR 3-WIRE CONNECTORS in CARTRIDGES

    UR Connector (Splice)

    Same as the regular UR Connectors (above), but 10 to a Cartridge.

    This is a pretty convenient way to carry UR Connectors, even if you're not going to use the Cartridge Type Crimp Tool (below).


    Box of 100... 10 in a Cartridge, 10 Cartridges per Box

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND3M   Price: $14.99


    UG 2-WIRE TAP CONNECTOR

    UG Connector (Tap) UG Connector (Tap)

    Box of 100

    Taps one 22 to 24 Gauge Solid Copper Telephone Wire onto another wire.

    UG Connector Schematic

    There's no need to cut the second wire!

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wire that you're tapping off of (that you don't want to cut) into the slot on the side of the UG Connector. Put the new wire into the hole on the UG Connector as far as it will go (you'll be able to see it through the plastic), and squeeze the Green top all the way down so it's flat, with a Pliers or UY/UR Crimp Tool (below).

    That's it!

    There is one hole and one slot on the UG Connector. You can use the UG Connector as a splice by putting one cut wire into the slot (so it sticks out past the end of the UG), and the other into the hole.

    UG Connectors are made to be used on solid copper 22 to 24 gauge telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. Do NOT strip the wires!

    NOTE: If you strip the wires before inserting them into the UG Connector, it won't be a good splice!

    UG Connectors are filled with a small amount of waterproofing gel.

    Box of 100

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND3K   Price: $17.99


    PLIER TYPE UY/UR CRIMP TOOL

    Yellow Handled UY/UR Crimp Tool


    Yellow Handled UY/UR Crimp Tool


    Crimps the top of a UY / UR / UG Connector down just the right amount.

    Built-in wire cutter.

    About the same size as a regular Long Nose Pliers.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND3O   Price: $15.99


    CARTRIDGE TYPE UY / UR CRIMP TOOL

    Cartridge Type UY/UR Crimp Tool

    Cartridge Type
    UY / UR Crimp Tool


    Stick a Cartridge of UY or UR Connectors in the Tool, stick the wires in the Connector, and squeeze the handle.

    Crimps the UY / UR Connector just the right amount, and feeds the next Connector up when you remove the newly spliced Connector.

    This is a neat tool!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND3P   Price: $189.95


    BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE - 3/4 Inch x 60 feet

    Black Electrical Tape 3/4 Inch by 60 Feet

    Black Economy Electrical Tape - 3/4 Inch by 60 Feet


    Has good adhesive. Not as good as 3M, but better than most economy tapes.

    Great for taping cables to the fish!

    Super Sale - Limited Quantity

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2F   Price: $0.69


    3M 1700 BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE - 3/4 Inch x 66 feet - Sleeve of 10 Rolls

    3M 1700 Temflex Black Electrical Tape 3/4 Inch by 66 Feet - Sleeve of 10 Rolls
    3M 1700 Temflex Black Electrical Tape - 3/4 Inch by 66 Feet


    Has very good adhesive.

    Not as good as 3M 33+, but good enough for anything you need Electrical Tape for
    inside a building (and outside too!)... AND it's A LOT cheaper than 33+!

    Sleeve of 10 rolls

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2Q   Price: $10.95


    3M 35 GRAY ELECTRICAL TAPE - 3/4 Inch x 66 feet

    3M 35 Gray Professional Grade Electrical Tape 3/4 Inch by 66 Feet - Sleeve of 10 Rolls



    3M 35 Gray Professional Grade Electrical Tape - 3/4 Inch by 66 Feet


    Has very good adhesive!

    Write on the Gray Tape with a Sharpie to Leave Notes.


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2S   Price: $4.99    |||    10+ Price:   $4.69


    ORANGE TAGS WITH STRINGS

    Tag a Line,
    Tag a Card,
    Tag a Phone,
    Tag a Swap...
    Just Tag It!

    3 1/4" by 1 5/8"

    Bundle of 50 Orange Tags with String.

    Just like the Phone Company Issues!

    Tagging your work lets the next repairman know what the previous guy did.


    50 Orange Tags with String

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS1Q   Price: $6.99    |||   10+ Price:   $5.99


    TWIN TIP SHARPIE - FINE and EXTRA FINE

    Twin Tip Sharpie - Fine and Extra Fine




    Twin Tip Sharpie - Black

    Fine and Extra Fine


    The Fine Tip is for marking cables and the Extra Fine Tip is for
    marking blocks, and writing on Gray Tape and Tags to leave notes.


    Twin Tip Sharpie - Fine and Extra Fine

     


    Part Number: HND7B   Price: $2.49    |||    6+ Price:   $2.29


    22-24 GAUGE  DELUXE  WIRE WRAP & UNWRAP TOOL

     

     

     


    Aluminum Handle Contains both Wrap & Unwrap Tools

    Unscrew Handle to Reverse Tip for Wrap / Unwrap.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number:
    KIT8I  Price: $79.95


    30 GAUGE  WIRE WRAP & UNWRAP TOOL

     

     

     


    Aluminum Handle Contains both Wrap & Unwrap Tools

    Unscrew Handle to Reverse Tip for Wrap / Unwrap.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: KIT8B  Price: $89.95


    22-24 GAUGE ECONOMY WIRE WRAP TOOL

     

     



    Red Plastic Handle Wire Wrap Tool for 22-24 Gauge Wire


    Part Number:
    KIT9E  Price: $16.95


    20-26 GAUGE ECONOMY WIRE UNWRAP TOOL

     


     


    Yellow Plastic Handle Wire Unwrap Tool with Sleeve for 20-26 Gauge Wire

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number:
    KIT9F  Price: $32.95


    CUTTER & STRIPPER for WIRE WRAPPING

     

     

     

     

    This is the easiest way to cut and strip wire to the
    correct length
    with one squeeze of the handles,
    and a pull on the wire!

     


     

     

    Strip and cut to the exact length required.

    Comes with cushioned grips and interchangeable 22-24 AWG and 24-26 AWG blades.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: KIT8Q   Price: $54.95


    22-24 GAUGE WIRE STRIP REPLACEMENT BLADE ONLY

    Part Number: KIT4I   Price: $12.95


    24-26 GAUGE WIRE STRIP REPLACEMENT BLADE ONLY

    Part Number: KIT4J   Price: $12.95


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