Punch down tools for 66 and 110 blocks

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Hello from GCL
Problem. I need to find either a 66block or 110block punch down tool set. Either
will do. Preferably one that is below 20 dollars US, as this work isn't going to
be
leaving the shop. And available from a physical location, in NYC area.
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Check at a local (or online) Graybar store.  Many of the tools have
interchangeable dies for 66/110.  Not sure if you will find one that
cheap, you will be better with a quality tool that will do the job right
the first time and will last.

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The Eighth Doctor wrote:
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Well, "NYC area" is a little bit ambiguous but I'd suggest checking with
Interstate Electronics Inc. (IEI) in Hazlet, NJ....732-264-3900 ----

http://www.interstateelectronics.com

Not far at all from NYC via highway, train, ferry, etc. in Monmouth
County NJ just off of the Garden State Parkway on Rt. 36 (Keyport exit).

The last time I was in there, IIRC they had a nice variety of telecom
tools at several 'price points' from cheap to top-o-the-line releatively
speaking, including 66 & 110 punchdown sets.

Give 'em a call.  They've always treated me well when I needed some item
they carried.  Plus it's a neat store to visit.


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Hello from GCL
NYC area means that. Within the five boroughs. As for the suggestions that I try
Home Depot, I don't know if there are any Loews stores near me, but I'll check
with
the Home Depot stores. And as of now I don't need a Krone type tool.
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The Eighth Doctor wrote:
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OK, well a quick glance at Home Depot website shows a couple of
punchdown tools along with related items (although not below $20 like
you specified) ------ hopefully you can find what you need in one of
their stores.

Checking the Lowe's website reveals only two stores in the 5 boros
(Brooklyn & Staten Island).   I thought they had more but evidentally
not.  It does show a location in Jersey City, and I was hoping it might
be one of the big box stores easily accessible by PATH (e.g., down by
Newport Centre Mall) but from the map it doesn't look like getting there
via public transit would be that easy [maybe I am wrong on this....I
don't know Jersey City area all that well...it's over by 1 & 9 & 440 on
the Newark Bay side].

Anyhow, good luck !



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Home Depot is on 23rd st Manhattan btw 5th and 6th ave.

I suggest an Ideal (brand) tool in either 66 or 110, which ever you
need first, and you'll have a quality tool.  Get the other bade when
you need it. I see them in HD.

Just a short walk (on a nice day) we have Midtown Electric, a full
service sypply to the electrical trades and friendly to non-pros (ie
me) who make small purchases and ask too many questions. (I'm no
relation, unfortunatly.)  (18th st West of 5th Ave)

They have a good selection of tools.

http://www.midtownelectric.com /

Even on ebay it seems that a Harris 814 tool costs more than $20 and
then there's shipping and you might need a new blade, anyway.

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Hello from the Timelord
Thank you all. As for the locations, well there's plenty of time, but not much
transportation, or money, worse luck. However I'll do what I can.
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The Eighth Doctor wrote:
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Have you tried Home Depot or Lowes? Both carry some telecom equipment
for home use.  Harris impact tool is one tool that comes with one die.
Other dies for 66, 110 or other types of punch downs you get separately.


Ron



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Yeah I have to say that I have been impressed with the quality of the
telecom stuff there as of late.

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Reminds me that I need to get 66, Krone and Bix bits for mine. Since the
majority of use is for network and newer telecom installs I've found the
110 bit to be most useful.

 


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if you need to punch a few wires, radio shack sells a cheep plastic 110 tool
for under 10 bucks.
I have done 66 blocks with a small flathead screwdriver in a pinch


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I already own a Harris tool with removable bit.

Tony


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