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IDC Impact Insertion Tool

IDC Impact Insertion Tool
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 14 reviews
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12 of 14(86%)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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Great Telephone wiring tool
9 Oct 2014
By Youngs
, Lowestoft
" Perfect tool for the job. It made wiring my sockets simple. Saved a great deal of precious time. "
Review 2 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Just the job!
15 Sep 2014
By 007DoubleO7
, Wales
" Makes easy work of network connections. I used this for Cat6 network face plates. The tool made for a fast and neat job. The tool cuts the surplas wire so the resulting connection is very clean. I just made sure I doubled checked the small nut and bolt at the end periodically as some reviewers mentioned this can come loose and fall out after it has been used a few times. "
Review 3 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Pushdown tool
2 Jul 2014
By Croesati
, North Wales
" Great value, works fine and looks like it will last. "
Review 4 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Sturdy and reliable
27 Jun 2014
By FMVideo
, Penicuik
" Excellent price it does the job well. Would recommend "
Review 5 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"
Review 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Philex Autotrim IDC Impact Ins
7 Nov 2014
By DIYA
, HAYES Middlesex
" It does what it claims to do and did no cost much. A handy tools for the amateur doing DIY. "
Review 10 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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good tool
10 Oct 2014
By carlthefixer
, llanelli
" It feels solid and comfortable in hand. Does the job effectively. Seems like it would last for a good while. "
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Philex Auto-Trim
8 Aug 2014
By nighthawk
, walsall wood
" makes it quick and easy to connect network cable . "
Review 12 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Great tool
16 Jun 2014
By IDT8
, Chelmsford
" Produces a quick neat connection, so much better than the cheap plastic tools. "
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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 "
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Would you recommend this product? No
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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.
"