IDEAL FT-45 Feed Through Modular Plug Crimp Tool


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Simplify assembly and termination of CAT5e and CAT6 modular plugs with the IDEAL FT-45

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The IDEAL Feed-Thru RJ-45 Modular Plugs and FT-45™ Crimping Tool are designed to simplify and improve the consistency of cable to connector termination of CAT5e and CAT6 modular plugs to twisted pair cables. Anyone who has assembled traditional standard or multi-piece modular plugs knows it is a time consuming and often error-prone process.

This system makes it SIMPLE

  • No more wasted materials
  • No more wasted labor
  • No sleds or liners


  • Align wires
  • Insert into connector
  • Verify wire order
  • FT-45™ Tool does the rest

FT-45™ Modular Plug Crimp Tool

Don‘t let it‘s size fool you. The FT-45™ is a simple, compact and highly effective crimp tool for installers and techs that terminate RJ-45 connectors regularly.

Instead of another traditional oversized, heavy, crimp tool style loaded with features that are rarely used or that just don‘t work well, we took this tool in a new direction.

It‘s built for today and tomorrow, not the past.

A single crimp cavity for RJ-45 / 8-position connectors that can be used with Feed-Thru, standard, or shielded connectors for CAT5e or CAT6. A custom, heavy duty cutting blade that will last for over 2,000 cuts. A mechanical design that requires only 1/3 to 1/2 the hand force of traditional tools to crimp the connector - no ratchet mechanism is needed and one handed crimping is possible.

The tool is compact, 5 1/2“ in length and weighs just over 1/2lb, about half the size and weight of bulkier traditional tools. Easily fits in your pocket and lightens the tool bag load. It packs a punch, and does exactly what it‘s supposed to.

  1. Crimps Feed-Thru, standard and shielded connectors – Compatible with EZ-RJ45® connectors
  2. Metal crimp cavity for RJ-45 (8P8C) data applications
  3. Compact, 5½” size
  4. Spring loaded handle, non-ratcheting
  5. 568A & B wiring legend on tool
  6. Strip gauge (for non feed-thru)
  7. Replaceable cutting blade
  8. Locking hasp

Open End Feed-Through Feature


  1. Verify conductor order before trimming
  2. No exact trim length required
  3. 3 pin contact – no short wires
  4. Pull & Slide connector into position
  5. Pair twists pulled near pins – minimizes excessive untwisting
  6. Jacket consistently secured under strain relief

Flush Cut

During crimping, the FT-45™ cleanly shears the excess conductors and leaves a smooth, flat finish to the end face of the connector. No protrusions or small lengths of conductor remain beyond the plastic face of the connector. This minimizes accidental shorting of conductors or inadvertent contact in plug jacks.

The IDEAL FT-45 Advantage

FT-45™ is Compatible with CAT5e/CAT6