It’s remarkably effective

Which of these tools would be the best choice for connecting wires to a 110 block?

A) Soldering iron

B) Loopback plug

C) RJ-45 connector

D) Punch-down tool

E) Crimper

F) I use a lot of duct tape

The answer: D) Punch-down tool

A punch-down tool is designed for connecting wires to a wiring block. The punch-down tool presses the wires into a block that breaks through the insulation and holds the wires tightly in place.

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The process of troubleshooting the network may require additional tools to solve the problem. In this video, you’ll learn about using crimpers, cable testers, loopback plugs, punch-down tools, toner probes, and wireless locators.