Professional Punchdown Tool has rugged design, ergonomic grip.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for telecom/datacom installers working with 110, 66, Krone, and BIX™ style cross connects, PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool (P/N 13150C) terminates and cuts Cat3/5/5e/6 cables. Spring loaded tool will not damage sensitive circuitry and has bayonet style blade retention socket compatible with industry-standard tools and blades; built-in hook for wire feeding/removal; and multi-use spudger. Low and high force impact settings are adjustable, and spare blade can be stored in handle.

Original Press Release:

Platinum Tools® Debuts PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool at 2013 CEDIA Expo

Providing Precise, Repeatable, and Reliable Terminations, the new PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool (P/N 13150C)  is the Primary Tool for All Telecom and Datacom Installers Working with 110, 66, Krone, and BIX™ –Style Connects

DENVER - Platinum Tools® (, the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce it will debut the new PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool at the 2013 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 26-28 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 529. Shipping September 1st, the PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool has an MSRP of $36.95 (without blades).

“The new compact PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool combines rugged design, an ergonomic comfort grip handle, and enhanced functions,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “The primary tool for all telecom and datacom installers working with 110, 66, Krone and BIX™-style cross connects, this professional tool will provide precise, repeatable, and reliable terminations that helps ensure installations pass certification, thus reducing and eliminating callbacks, resulting in peace-of-mind.”

The PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool terminates and cuts Cat3/5/5e/6 cables and is spring loaded for fast, low effort wire seating and terminations. Its bayonet style (twist & lock) blade retention socket is compatible with industry standard tools and blades.

Additional PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool specifications and applications include:

• New built-in hook – feeds or removes wire

• New multi-use spudger – for screwdriver, IDC insert tool or to clean debris

• 110, 66, 630, Krone and BIX™ style interchangeable blades

- Terminate and trim wires in 66, 110, Krone and BIX™ style cross connect blocks

- Terminate and trim wires in 110 & 630 style wall jack modules

• Color coded yellow on the cut side of the tool per industry standard

• Adjustable low and high force impact settings are precisely controlled to meet the industry standard 8762D spec

• Will not damage sensitive circuitry

• Spare blade storage compartment in the handle

• Dimensions: 6in x 1.5in x 1in (152 x 38 x 25mm)

• Weight: 5.7oz (162g)

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit, call (800) 749-5783, or email

About Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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