I like the ez rj45 plug. Saves a lot of time.
It's been awhile since I've shopped for modular plugs, but I used to pretty much exclusively use Ideal. They have Cat 5e and Cat 6 rated plugs and just always seemed to work better than cheap ones.
I also used some of Leviton's plugs, since that was who we were selling for other cabling components. They were very similar, but a little bit more expensive if I remember correctly.
I also use the EZ RJ-45, it's fast and easy to, before you crimp you always can double check that the pairs are in the right order.. And when we use their shielded connectors we fold back the jacket and twist the drain wire around it then slide the connector over and crimp, soom may say this isn't right. The drain wires is supposed to be crimped in the little connector on the conventional plugs, they are both crimped to the metal casing of the RJ-45 it's tight and it always passes.
Your right that they set loose, on cat-5e but on cat-6e and cat-5e with shield and drain they are tight. All are installs are cat-6e Indoors and cat-5e shielded with drain as most of the cameras we do are outdoors.
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I have installed thousands of the Platinum EZRJ45 connectors with no problems. You can buy replacement blades if they dull for a few bucks but you can do hundreds before you need to change the blade. I'm not sure why people would swear at them. All my techs use them.
I'm not saying the wire slips out... I'm saying that the actual plug doesn't really stay plugged in well.
So in a timely coincidence, I needed to reterminate a cable yesterday and the only connector I had was an EZ, but I don't have the crimper. I trimmed them with a flush cutter and it's worked fine, though. I could get used to them, probably, but I still don't prefer them.