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Re: Cable Colors
> They make a crimper specifically for it, which cuts of the ends. I > haven't done a few thousand ends with it but it does make it slightly > easier to maintain the twist further into the the plug because you can > pull it until snug. Yeah, I am reluctant to go retooling for that crimper. I had idly ordered some of the crimps one day, just to get a better look, thinking I might be able to get away with a two-step "crimp and then use-a-flush-cutter" on it. Not practical. Bah. So my initial impression is that it might help with the annoyance of having to massage the cable when one of the conductors isn't quite working out, but the need to straighten a greater length of each conductor is completely at odds with my cable-making style, where I'm an old fashioned pinch-n-wiggle straightening all eight conductors at the same time, which is only good for maybe 1/2" of straightening, which DOES not work for these silly things. Other than completely ruining my day with respect to that, I was relatively impressed with the quality of Cat6 cable I was able to throw together, and that the twist could be pulled until snug, as you noted. It also looks like it would be good for avoiding the usual problems you run into with new people who can't for the life of them make a crimp where the jacket doesn't pull out of the crimp at the first brief glance the cable experiences. I was less impressed that the boots are only available for Cat6. Interesting, though. ... JG -- Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net "We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN) With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.