A cabling installation tool used for attaching connectors to cabling. Crimpers are used to terminate cables by applying appropriate pressure to contacts within a connector so that it remains physically attached to the cable without soldering. A crimper is an essential component of a network administrator’s toolkit. Crimpers can include built-in strippers for removing the outer insulation from a cable. They can include a set of dies for crimping different kinds of connectors, or they can be specialized for a single type of termination. Crimpers are most often used for terminating category 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling with RJ-45 connectors. A good crimper should be made of heavy-duty metal and be able to cut, strip, and terminate a cable easily.
A crimper with connector set.