Don‘t let it‘s size fool you. The NEW FT-45™ is a simple, compact and highly effective modular plug crimp tool for installers and techs that terminate RJ45 connectors regularly. Instead of another traditional oversized, heavy, crimp tool style loaded with features that are rarely used or that don‘t work well, we took this tool in a new direction. It‘s built for today and tomorrow, not the past.
This tool was designed to work seamlessly with the IDEAL Feed-Thru Modular plugs, and is compatible with other feed-thru style connectors. A major benefit is that they allow the individual conductors to “feed-thru” the end of the connector so the user can verify the wire order prior to crimping.
During crimping, the FT-45™ cleanly shears the excess conductors and leaves a smooth, flat finish. No protrusions or small lengths of conductor remain beyond the plastic face. This minimizes accidental shorting of conductors or inadvertent contact in plug jacks.
Fitted with a single universal crimp cavity it can be used with Feed-Thru, standard, or shielded connectors for CAT5e or Cat6. No need to carry multiple tools for terminating RJ-45’s.
A custom, heavy duty cutting blade that stays sharp, has minimal flex and will last for over 2,000 cuts before it needs replacing. Replacement blades are available (30-4951).
This patent pending design requires only 1/3 to 1/2 the force of traditional tools. No ratchet mechanism is needed and one handed crimping is possible.
The tool is also compact, 5 1/2“ in length and weighs just over 1/2lb. This is about half the size and weight of bulkier traditional tools so it easily fits in your pocket and lightens the tool bag load.