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grey fox

Help me find the right tool for the job

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Hi

 

I need to install some telephone extensions using wall mounted face plates. I know that I need a punchdown tool to insert the cable into the pates but I don't know the actual name of the gizmo.

 

I live in the UK so I don't if the particular tool may have a different name elsewhere, but any suggestions and help would be most appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I know what you mean but I never knew it had a name. Mine has long gone since I didn't use it ever again.

 

If you have already bought the cable and box, try using the back edge of a Stanly blade or preferably, a jewellers screwdriver to push it home.

 

If you haven't bought any kit yet, this place supplies all you need;

 

http://www.euronetwork.co.uk/acatalog/TELE...ION_CABLES.html

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Hi Mr Bones

 

I managed to find out that the tool I need is called a punchdown tool. The problem now is that the tool was advertised in connection with RJ45 faceplates. It was only £24.95 though so I'm thinking that I will just buy it and see, as the individual strands of RJ45 cables seem to be roughly the same size as telephone cable.

 

I have already got the other stuff lying around, so I will probably give your suggestions a try.

 

It probably seems that I am going to a lot of bother, but I have been told no cables running along the skirting boards and no large holes in the walls, my relationship depends on it. :lol:

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Update

 

I was digging around in my box of tricks at work and I found these phone boxes that you can just screw the wires in to, in the same way when wiring a plug, so I did not have to buy that plug after all. Now I just need to find soe more of those boxes.

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