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JacKnack Telecommunications Cable Preparation Tool

The new JacKnack Tool from TE provides a simple method to perform all the basic cable preparation functions including the time consuming untwisting of wires.

When the tool is used in conjunction with the TE SL Mod Jack hand tool, the results are a quick termination that is reliable and repeatable between operators, regardless of their experience level.

TE's JacKnack Tool

A New Spin on Untwisting

The most novel feature of this tool is its ability to untwist twisted wire pairs. An installer simply presses the finger loop to extend the wire clamp, places the wires in the wire clamp, releases the finger loop, and twirls the tool around his or her finger. This method is much quicker than untwisting by hand.

When used properly, the minimum amount of untwist can easily be maintained. Once the wires are untwisted, the installer can keep the wires clamped to place them in the lacing fixture or the connector. After that, it is a simple termination to complete the process.

More Features

The JacKnack also incorporates a jacket stripper and a cable filler shear that allows for trimming the cable filler as well as cutting the rip cord, thereby replacing the multiple tools that are often found on an installer's tool belt.

The JacKnack Tool is designed so that the installer never has to put it down throughout the entire process - the finger loop that is used to actuate the tool also allows the installer to keep the tool on a finger while not using it.

Product Features:

  • Cable Jacket Stripper
  • Cable Filler Sheer
  • JacKnack Clamp
  • Wire Placement Tool
  • Lightweight Design
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Portable
  • Convenient

See also:
JacKnack Telecommunications Cable Preparation Tool for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

JacKnack Video (.wmv)

Instruction Sheet (.pdf)


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