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Lightweight, easy to use tool for wiring most IDC connections. Includes built-in cutter.

Lightweight, easy to use tool for wiring most IDC connections. Includes built-in cutter.
Average Customer Rating:
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4 of 6(67%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
Review 1 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Sturdy and good value
5 Apr 2014
By SteveGDarlington
, Co Durham
"Just bought one to replace an identical item "loaned" to a friend a while ago. Trouble free and reliable item, which is why I am buying another.
Note that the IDENTICAL item is on the shelves of "The Big Orange" for "only" £17.98. Well done Screwfix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Review 2 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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IDC Tool
14 Nov 2013
By SpringHarvest
, Swanley, Kent
"Although I have only used this on a couple of small jobs, I did find it perfectly adequate, resasonably built and good value. Terminations were all good first time (although I always give them a couple of extra 'clicks' just to be sure), and wire was trimmed neatly. Whilst I cannot vouch for its longevity, build quailty appears to be similar to the more expensive 'BT' version."
Review 3 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Good IDC tool
14 Mar 2013
By Fazam
, Bristol
"I bought this to do a small DIY install at home. It worked wonderfully.
The auto-trim feature is particularly useful; I've only used a non-auto-trim tool before, and this was a lot easier.
The tool also includes a hook for removing wires from the connector and something which I assume is meant to be a screwdriver. The screwdriver is rather flimsy though, and I doubt that it's capable of tightening screws much more than finger-tight.
The IDC insertion end looks rather better constructed, but I've only used it for 4 cat5e sockets (so far) so I can't comment on the reliability."
Review 4 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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BT insertion cable tool
21 Sep 2012
By Citizen
, Ayr
"Very good saves time and locates first time every time."
Review 5 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Would you recommend this product? No
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can let you down
9 Dec 2013
By samsam
, london
"it can be a very good tool but the only problem i have had with it the screw at the punching area gets loose and it comes out"
Review 6 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Check before using
29 Sep 2013
By AndyDR
, Brighton
"Only punched down 8 cables on a patch panel before the small nut and bolt holding the two halves together came out! Before I'd realised this and the next attempt bent the blade and the plastic casing.
I would strongly advise that you check all the fixings are tight as this worked out to cost about 80p per cable and needing to buy another.
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