Ratcheting Data Cable Crimper / Stripper / Cutter


  • Ratcheting crimper provides fast, reliable modular-crimp connector installation for voice and data applications
  • Cuts, strips and crimps pair-conductor cables (round STP/UTP and flat-satin phone cable) all in one tool
  • Crimps 4, 6 and 8 position modular connectors (RJ22, RJ11/RJ12 and RJ45)
  • Steel body with black-oxide finish for excellent performance and durability
  • Crimping dies are precision ground from high-carbon steel
  • Designed for Western Electric (WE)/Stewart Stamping (SS)-type modular connectors
  • Ratchet safety release and a blade guard on cutting and stripping knives reduce the risk of injury
  • Full-cycle ratchet mechanism prevents the release of the connector prior to full compression
  • Yellow and black grips enhance comfort and visibility, and allow quick identification
  • Three crimping dies (8-position, 6-position and 4-position)
  • Cable parameters: 28-22 AWG (.08 - .34 mm²) flat or round; solid or stranded telephone and data
  • Not for use with AMP® connectors
  • AMP® is a registered trademark of TYCO, Inc.
  • Replacement blade set available (Cat. No. VDV999-064)
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The all-in-one ratcheting modular crimper/stripper cuts, strips and crimps paired-conductor cables (round STP/UTP and flat-satin phone cables). Durably made from steel and finished in black oxide for high performance, it provides fast, reliable modular-crimp connector installation for voice and data applications. Other features include: Crimps 4-, 6- and 8-position modular connectors (RJ22, RJ11/RJ12 and RJ45). Designed for Western Electric (WE)/Stewart Stamping (SS)-type modular connectors. Dimensions: 4'' x 7.5'' x 0.9'' Klein Tools offers a comprehensive line of VDV products created to prep, connect and test network, phone, CATV, home cinema, satellite and security cables for residential or commercial systems.

Cable Connection
Steel with Black Oxide
Handle Colour:
Cuts and Strips:
STP/UTP, Flat-Satin Phone Cable, and 22-28 AWG
Cable type:
CAT3, CAT5e, CAT6/6A
Connector Type:
RJ45, RJ11, RJ12 Standard
4-position, 1-pair/2-conductor, 4-position, 2-pair/4-conductor 6-position, 2-pair/4-conductor, 6-position, 3-pair/6-conductor, 8-position, 4-pair/8-conductor
Overall Length:
7.5'' (19.1 cm)
1.6 oz (45 g)
Additional Information
  • Always wear approved eye protection.
  • NOT insulated. Will NOT protect against electric shock.
  • Never use on or near live electrical circuits.
  • Read carefully and understand instructions before using this tool.