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IDC Impact Insertion Tool

IDC Impact Insertion Tool
Average Customer Rating:
4.21 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 19 reviews
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16 of 19(84%)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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just the job
12 Feb 2015
By havinago
, Gateshead
" Bought this as I lost my other one. The integrated cutter ensures a neat finish. Quick and easy to use, allowed me to wire up a 24 port Cat5 patch panel in about 15 minutes. "
Review 2 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Easy to use
5 Jan 2015
By Pyropetepete
, Bristol
" Just what I needed. Had laid some ethernet cable from the coms room at home to the man cabve. Took 5 mins to wire 3 runs in and worked 1st time "
Review 3 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 4 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. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 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. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Perfect tool for the job
24 Feb 2015
By Ferguru
, Stevenage
" Perfect tool for the job in hand does exactly what you would expect. "
Review 12 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Great Value Tool
18 Dec 2014
By Bazza63
, Sheffield
" Nice insertion tool , left my old one on a job so picked this up in store, was expecting to pay more and was pleasantly surprised, works well, will have to see if it outlasts my more expensive one. so far performing well "
Review 13 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 14 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 16 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. "
Review 17 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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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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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.
"
Review 19 for Philex Auto-Trim IDC Impact Insertion Tool
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Not great
21 Feb 2015
By cookiethesparkie
, High Peak
" The tool destroyed 2 modules before I realised the lead/pivot screw was loose. I tried to tighten it but found it just turned the reason being it was threadless "