IDC Krone Push Punch Down Insertion Tool RJ11 RJ45 Network/Telephone Socket KD-1 £1.79 @ eBay (Bluecharge Direct Ltd)
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IDC Krone Push Punch Down Insertion Tool RJ11 RJ45 Network/Telephone Socket KD-1 £1.79 @ eBay (Bluecharge Direct Ltd)

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Found 14th MarEdited by:"thetarget"
Seems a good price and appears to be a UK seller, VAT registered with a high feedback.
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This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will need a crimp tool.This tool is used to push cables into sockets
Edited by: "thr0tt" 14th Mar
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This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will need a crimp tool.This tool is used to push cables into sockets
Edited by: "thr0tt" 14th Mar
thr0tt2 m ago

This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will …This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will need a crimp tool.This tool is used to push cables into sockets


I was going to make exactly the same point
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thr0tt18 m ago

This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will …This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will need a crimp tool.This tool is used to push cables into sockets



Demon_Eyes15 m ago

I was going to make exactly the same point



Thanks. Trying to sort out lots of various little bits and pieces today. This was in my bookmarks to possibly purchase. Might be handy to have in the future if putting in some sockets for homemade cabling or adding cabling to sockets to run a phone extension etc. Take it will be fine and useful for that.

Already got a JX-1301 multi tool for wire cutting and crimping tasks.

Edited the description to avoid others getting this tool for the wrong task.
Edited by: "thetarget" 14th Mar
£1.49 from China with a quick search
£1.13 if you search idc tool from HK
That's are total crud , buy a decent one, bought one of these years ago as a stop gap , they don't trim the jumper right at the end and the tool has very little strength, garbage is an understatement.
chuf50 m ago

£1.49 from China with a quick search


Wow, a 30p saving for a 5 week wait from China!!!!
I don't know what a Push Punch Down Insertion Tool is, but it looks jolly uncomfortable.
It's not a "krone" tool it's a cheap knock-off and is cheaper than the non-mechanical plastic tools.
Krone is the name of the now defunct manufacturer (it was bought over by ADC) of the sockets these tools are used on. They used to make one that cost around £40, I still have mine somewhere...
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BristolBillyBob22 m ago

I don't know what a Push Punch Down Insertion Tool is, but it looks jolly …I don't know what a Push Punch Down Insertion Tool is, but it looks jolly uncomfortable.


That kind of sounds like a possible prostate examination device, if somebody was none the wiser
thetarget1 h, 46 m ago

Thanks. Trying to sort out lots of various little bits and pieces today. …Thanks. Trying to sort out lots of various little bits and pieces today. This was in my bookmarks to possibly purchase. Might be handy to have in the future if putting in some sockets for homemade cabling or adding cabling to sockets to run a phone extension etc. Take it will be fine and useful for that.Already got a JX-1301 multi tool for wire cutting and crimping tasks.Edited the description to avoid others getting this tool for the wrong task.


It's really a tool for a specific task - idc/punch down - used for terminating patch panels and certain wall ports, not many homes have patch panels or IDC wall ports (they are usually RJ45 socket to socket). Yes you can cut & strip cable, but there are better tools for those tasks...
Although @ £1.79, it's cheap enough to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
Bought one as a spare as forever leaving mine in subs houses after a new install.
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aLV42619 m ago

It's not a "krone" tool it's a cheap knock-off and is cheaper than the …It's not a "krone" tool it's a cheap knock-off and is cheaper than the non-mechanical plastic tools.Krone is the name of the now defunct manufacturer (it was bought over by ADC) of the sockets these tools are used on. They used to make one that cost around £40, I still have mine somewhere...



It is a lot cheaper than the similar/same ones on Amazon.

The crimper and wire cutting device I got via a deal on here,is likely to also be a copy of a branded tool. That was purchased for under a fiver. Does the job for DIY things. Of course professionals for these tools probably need something better.
thetarget7 m ago

It is a lot cheaper than the similar/same ones on Amazon.The crimper and …It is a lot cheaper than the similar/same ones on Amazon.The crimper and wire cutting device I got via a deal on here,is likely to also be a copy of a branded tool. That was purchased for under a fiver. Does the job for DIY things. Of course professionals for these tools probably need something better.


I get it - the point I was making is you can't call it a Krone tool - it's a copy. Fine for a DIYer who only needs to punch down a dozen or so connectors, you'll get blisters if you try to punch down a 48 port punch panel!
Paddy_o_furniture11 m ago

Bought one as a spare as forever leaving mine in subs houses after a new …Bought one as a spare as forever leaving mine in subs houses after a new install.


Out of curiosity do you terminate to patch panel or RJ45 ends and the server head? IDC on the wall ports too?
NTE5's, openreach engineer.
aLV42610 m ago

I get it - the point I was making is you can't call it a Krone tool - it's …I get it - the point I was making is you can't call it a Krone tool - it's a copy. Fine for a DIYer who only needs to punch down a dozen or so connectors, you'll get blisters if you try to punch down a 48 port punch panel!


Try doing 150 x 24 port cat6 panels.
150? I have more ports than that in my home. Oh wait - 150 x 24! That'll leave a mark! I did 1200 Krone/BT points (thats twin twisted - not Cat 6 though) over a weekend!
You will appreciate the difference between a £2 tool & a £40 tool then
I got my Krone-clone tool from CPC for about a tenner a good few years ago now. Not quite as nice as a ‘proper’ one, but if you need to do IDC in any kind of quantity I’d definitely recommend buying something a little better than this or you’ll spend your whole time re-trimming the ends etc when it doesn’t quite work properly.

Can’t see many non-geeks having a need for one of these though...
Edited by: "lilbeastie" 14th Mar
esq35852 h, 31 m ago

That's are total crud , buy a decent one, bought one of these years ago as …That's are total crud , buy a decent one, bought one of these years ago as a stop gap , they don't trim the jumper right at the end and the tool has very little strength, garbage is an understatement.


Did the job on a 24 way patch around the house but would not like to do 24000 with this lol
esq35852 h, 52 m ago

That's are total crud , buy a decent one, bought one of these years ago as …That's are total crud , buy a decent one, bought one of these years ago as a stop gap , they don't trim the jumper right at the end and the tool has very little strength, garbage is an understatement.


definetely if you are doing this often but if it is occasional a cheap 60p tool does the job and mine has lasted 5 years - brought from BT shop when it was on offer
Credit card works really well (if you’re desperate)
Sambat4 h, 20 m ago

Wow, a 30p saving for a 5 week wait from China!!!!


If your going to pay £1.79 for a piece of junk you may as well pay less for the same junk.
By a proper Krone tool which does the job.
Trust me im a telephone engineer.
aLV4263 h, 55 m ago

I get it - the point I was making is you can't call it a Krone tool - it's …I get it - the point I was making is you can't call it a Krone tool - it's a copy. Fine for a DIYer who only needs to punch down a dozen or so connectors, you'll get blisters if you try to punch down a 48 port punch panel!


Yes but the term krone tool is used like Hoover is for various vacuum cleaners, it’s now more of a description rather than brand so easier to use than “hey throw me your idc/ punch down tool mate”, I prefer “Krone, now, boy!’ See simpler.

btw who give a monkeys if someone wants to splash out £1.79, if its crap then cry about the loss and move on, hey I may just buy one to use as a door stop, cheaper than a door stop tbh.
Edited by: "thr0tt" 14th Mar
chuf6 h, 38 m ago

£1.13 if you search idc tool from HK


Would be easier if you just included the link ........
aLV4265 h, 28 m ago

It's really a tool for a specific task - idc/punch down - used for …It's really a tool for a specific task - idc/punch down - used for terminating patch panels and certain wall ports, not many homes have patch panels or IDC wall ports (they are usually RJ45 socket to socket). Yes you can cut & strip cable, but there are better tools for those tasks...Although @ £1.79, it's cheap enough to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!


& what about connecting telephone extensions - will it not be usefull for that ?
so maybe not quite so specific !
Edited by: "fredsaid" 14th Mar
thr0tt1 h, 21 m ago

Yes but the term krone tool is used like Hoover is for various vacuum …Yes but the term krone tool is used like Hoover is for various vacuum cleaners, it’s now more of a description rather than brand so easier to use than “hey throw me your idc/ punch down tool mate”, I prefer “Krone, now, boy!’ See simpler. btw who give a monkeys if someone wants to splash out £1.79, if its crap then cry about the loss and move on, hey I may just buy one to use as a door stop, cheaper than a door stop tbh.


Well no not really that would be like comparing one of those USB keyboard vacuums to a Dyson... Like my RJ45 crimper it's not a tool I lend out. I learnt that mistake a long time ago - never lend your tools out if you expect to see them returned!
fredsaid18 m ago

& what about connecting telephone extensions - will it not be usefull for …& what about connecting telephone extensions - will it not be usefull for that ?so maybe not quite so specific !


Erm - I think I covered telephone extensions - read my post again...
p-e-t-e2 h, 9 m ago

Credit card works really well (if you’re desperate)


I've used a pliers before, but never a credit card - you must have been desperate!
Does anyone here have a shortened Krone tool? I remember meeting someone who was so fed up of trying to work around confined spaces that he'd carved off about half the handle of his Krone tool - it was surprisingly useful in that form!
ReturnOfTheLindtOverload2 h, 57 m ago

Does anyone here have a shortened Krone tool? I remember meeting someone …Does anyone here have a shortened Krone tool? I remember meeting someone who was so fed up of trying to work around confined spaces that he'd carved off about half the handle of his Krone tool - it was surprisingly useful in that form!


That's a damn good idea. I'm not a cable monkey any more, but if I was, I'd be doing that.
Maplins once had these for £15... You can see why they're in administration now.
Paddy_o_furniture21 h, 24 m ago

Bought one as a spare as forever leaving mine in subs houses after a new …Bought one as a spare as forever leaving mine in subs houses after a new install.


Ahhhhh SUBS old school 8-) Be aware the removal tool bit was removed by BT as when open some idiots put it through their hands !!
Cue bits of yellow and blue cables all over the place.
aLV42617 h, 3 m ago

Erm - I think I covered telephone extensions - read my post again...


Erm, Yes but its not the post i commented on............

All it is, is that before i buy something off here i read the comments, when i read your comments it reads (to me) that this tool is only suitable for specialist jobs !
I think this would be perfect for the DIY guy like me to do phone & cat5 data extensions (on the new houses i worked on which had fibre to the door, they ran cat5 data extensions around the house which were all punch in types)

I was just trying to balance out your opinion that for the diy guy this might be ok

Alot of people are commenting that this isnt a Krone, wont last long Or doesnt work magnificiantly - surely this is marketed for DIY market & if you are in the telecomunications / data bussiness then you wont be buying this !!
( & surely if you were a proficient engineer,then they wouldnt either bother to comment on this thread for this reason ! )


"aLV42616 h, 19 m agoI've used a pliers before, but never a credit card - you must have been desperate!"

I think this tool would be ace for me, so i wont have to push them in with a stanley knife anymore .........
Edited by: "fredsaid" 15th Mar
chuf8 h, 22 m ago

No problem No problem https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/IDC-Punch-Down-Tool-Telephone-Cat5-Insertion-Tool-Network-S-J5N7/282779524089?epid=1951142198&hash=item41d6f91bf9:g:rOQAAOSwa0VaOmHx


Thanks, youve now saved 200 people from having to search for it

Your an


Edited by: "fredsaid" 15th Mar
fredsaid51 m ago

Thanks, youve now saved 200 people from having to search for it Your …Thanks, youve now saved 200 people from having to search for it Your an


Or i have just made 200 people waste there money
PiratePete1 h, 39 m ago

Ahhhhh SUBS old school 8-) Be aware the removal tool bit was removed by BT …Ahhhhh SUBS old school 8-) Be aware the removal tool bit was removed by BT as when open some idiots put it through their hands !!


Yeah I know, some years ago now. Just sick of my gaffa whinging at me for constantly losing them,
thr0tt14th Mar

This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will …This is a krone tool, it will not be use to you to make cables up you will need a crimp tool.This tool is used to push cables into sockets


You work openreach? Kellys? Quinns?
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