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crrimson
Starting out - Tools

Hi, I graduated from a telecom program at my local college, and there are a lot of contract tech jobs I've found, but I need to get some tools, and I'm poor!  Does anyone know of a place to get a good deal on telecom tools?  (butt set, toner, punchdown, etc)  All the kits I've found are terribly expensive, and buying them seperately they are still expensive.  Does anyone know of anywhere to get good deals on these things?  Or have any used tools they would like to sell :)?

Thanks.

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tcomlearn
Re: Starting out - Tools

crrimson wrote:
Hi, I graduated from a telecom program at my local college, and there are a lot of contract tech jobs I've found, but I need to get some tools, and I'm poor!  Does anyone know of a place to get a good deal on telecom tools?  (butt set, toner, punchdown, etc)  All the kits I've found are terribly expensive, and buying them seperately they are still expensive.  Does anyone know of anywhere to get good deals on these things?  Or have any used tools they would like to sell :)?

Thanks.

I buy a lot of my tools from www.cablegiant.com.  But my biggest advice would be that your tools allow you to make mony.  When I first started out I just pulled a little $ each week from my check and slowly built up my tools.  Each week at work I would learn about things I needed and I just re-invested in my tools.  If youhave all the tools you can finish your job much faster....and time is money in the telecom biz!

william smith
telecom tools

There are various useful tools which are useful in electronic market.There are also certain telecoms tools which are also available and you can also visit the site .
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sca344
make your own butt sett....

make your own butt sett.... need a phone with the keypad on it. get crimpers and a rj 11 connector... get 2 peices of cat 5 put rj11 on both sides of one cat5 and then on the other get some alligator clips and attach it to one side and on the other put rj11 connecter.

for a banjo you could use a little baseboard jack .... demarc copper wire on the lug side and plug in the line to be tested into the jack while having your alligator clips on the copper wire...

or you could cut up a dsl filter to use as a banjo...

just find little stuff like that.. having a good punch down is always good though.