The Ideal 33-719 is designed with a special parallel action, smooth flat plate crimping area that evenly crimps the jellybean in a consistent manner that leaves the connector body undamaged. Traditional linesman or other types of generic pivoting pliers do not offer a parallel action and will damage the plastic shell of the connector, or not seat the wires properly into the IDC sockets.
The tool will work with all industry standard IDC jellybean type connectors.
The tool also includes 22 and 24 AWG stripping holes and a wire cutter for other common telephone installation requirements.
When using the IDC connectors – do NOT strip the individual conductors before inserting them into the connectors. The connectors, once crimped, will pierce the insulating jacket of the conductors providing common conductivity among the conductors.