Everyone hates doing ethernet terminations. It’s slow, monotonous, boring and makes your fingers hurt. Well here are two tools I use to make things go a little better.

Tool #1: The Untwist Tool. The Untwist tool is simple to use, fast, and eliminates that pain in your fingers! UNTWIST OPERATION: The operation of the tool is simple! Press the untwist button on the driver and the tool’s head starts spinning. Slowly feed the pair into the tool’s head and release the button when the pair is untwisted. STRAIGHTENING OPERATION: Once the pairs are untwisted there are two ways to straighten them. One, you can press the wire against the mouth of the tool head before removing the untwisted pairs. Two, you can use the straightening grooves on the side of the tool head. This tool has saved my fingers many times and well worth the money. https://untwisttool.com

Tool #2: Pass Through Connectors by Platinum Tools. Don’t spend time guessing how much to trim the ethernet pairs before terminating the end. Use Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 passthrough connectors and crimp tool for fast and easy terminations. The Original EZ-RJ45 CAT6 Connector simplifies twisted pair terminations by allowing the wires to be inserted through the connector and out the front. This allows the technician to easily verify the proper wiring order. Electrical performance of the termination is optimized by pulling the connector down over the cable jacket and seating it tightly in the rear of the connector. By reducing the distance between the wire twists and contacts, performance is optimized! https://www.platinumtools.com

I hope these tools will make your life a little easier as they have mine – Rick Thomas