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Telephony & Coax Cable Tools
What are Telephony tools and coax tools?
Telephony tools and coax tools describe any of a number of tools that are used to install connectors on either CAT cable (telephony tools) or coax cable (coax tools). While telephony tools and coax tools are very different, they serve a similar function. Since many network providers use both CAT cable and coax cable when installing network lines, these two cables are often installed for the same purpose. Choosing the correct tool for your application begins with knowing what type of cable you will be using and understanding the differences between the individual tools.
"Since many network providers use both CAT cable and coax cable when installing network lines, these two cables are often installed for the same purpose."
Where are these products implemented?
Telephony tools are built for those applications that require special connectors
Telephony tools are implemented in applications where specialized connectors need to be used. Connectors like CAT connectors. Telephony tools are built with field service in mind which means that are built for durability. They are the perfect choice when performing new equipment installations as well as when replacing or maintaining equipment. All you will need are the proper connectors or cables. Now let us take a look at the difference between telephony tools and coax tools.
What is the difference between these telephony tools and coax tools?
As we said above, telephony tools and coax tools, while serving a similar purpose, are vastly different from one another. In order to fully make an informed decision, let us take a minute and cover the differences between telephony tools and coax tools, as well as replacement blades and even our service kit.
Telephony tools include tools that are used to install RJ25 and RJ45 connectors. While these types of connectors started with landline telephones, hence the name “telephony tools”, they have since moved on to be used with an ethernet cable and other, similar types of network methods. Telephony tools are designed to make the installation process a smooth and seamless one. Our telephony tools are built to cut and strip CAT cable as well as crimp connectors which makes them ideal for field service. Their all-in-one design makes them the perfect choice.
Coax tools are a type of tool built to work with coax cables. Coax cable, as you likely know, is a type of cable that carries multiple internal conductors that are separated by a dielectric material. Stripping them is no easy task as it is extremely easy to damage the internal mesh which is fundamental to the proper operation of a correctly installed cable. Our coax tools make the installation process a much easier one since they are built to remove the out jacket and the internal dielectric material with one, easy to use too.
Our replacement blades are built to be used with the coax tools we previously discussed. As time goes on, repeated use of a tool will wear down the sharp edge of the blades. This will make the insulation removal process much more difficult. Rather than having to replace the entire tool, replacement blades simplify the process by allowing you to only address the part that is needed while retaining the rest of the toll which saves you time and money.
When it comes to frequent RJ CAT connector installs, having everything you need in one spot makes the entire process easier. Our telecommunication service kit has everything you need to get the job done right, the first time. The tool in the kit (VT30-496) can cut and strip CAT cable and easily installs the RJ connectors. The kit also comes with 50 8-position RJ-45 connectors to handle a variety of jobs. This kit additionally comes with a cable cutter to handle jobs that the VT30-496 cannot. All of this and a durable, impact-resistant case.
Where would I use the Ideal telecommunication service kit?
The ideal telecommunication service kit is built with field service in mind but that does not mean you cannot use it in just about any location you could think of. As we stated above, this kit contains everything you could need to complete an RJ-45 connector install. From the telephony tools to the RJ-45 connectors, this service kit is ready for action. The durable case makes it ideal for use on job sites, in marinas, or even on a boat. The bottom line is that this service kit is the perfect choice when it comes to working with CAT cable.
How do I choose the correct tool for my application?
Choosing the correct telephony tools or the correct coax tools for your application starts by identifying the type of cable you will be working with. If you are working with CAT cable, then telephony tools or even the telecommunication service kit are perfect for you. If on the other hand, you are dealing with coax cable, then one of our coax tools is the solution. Once you know the type of cable that you will be working with, the next step is to identify the specific type and size of that cable. Some of our coax tools are for use with RG6 while others only work with RG59. Knowing these facts will makes selecting the correct telephony tools or coax tools a simple task. Selecting the correct tool is not always a simple task. Contact a Pacer expert today with any questions that you may have.
Why choose Pacer?
With over forty years in the marine industry, Pacer has earned a reputation as a trusted partner and a provider of electrical solutions. When you see a product on our site or in our retail store, you can trust that it has gone through rigorous testing to ensure that it meets the highest standards possible. From our telephony tools to our coax tools, they all go through the same treatment. The bottom line is that if we do not use it in our personal boats, we will not sell it to you. When you see Pacer on your products, you know that you have quality.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*