IPVMU Certified | 03/26/13 06:02pm
I'll get things started with a few of my own:
Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 System: These are technically connectors, but they require a specialized crimper. It is our goto when we decide to put male RJ45's at the camera (settle down BICSI nazi's). EZ-RJ45's are unique in that you shove the individual connectors THROUGH the connector and the tool crimps and trims them at the same time. It is much easier than trying to trim the conductors to the exact right length, and it's much easier to visualize the colors are in the correct order. We use the original crimper, but they just release a new one (the EZ-VIKING). Looks cool.
Paladin Tools Jack Terminator: This is a crimper for keystone jacks. They offer a variety of dies to match different manufacturers (we prefer Hubbell HJX jacks). It punches down and trims all eight conductors in one motion. It is the female jack equivalent of the EZ-RJ45's above. It's awesome.
Hubbell 1-Punch Panel Termination Tool: Punches down and trims all eight conductors on hubbell patch panels. I've seen telco guys use similar punches on 66-blocks.