Cable Dawg Tool
First developed by Gerber for U.S. Military communications personnel, the Cable Dawg is an invaluable tool for civilian communications and telecom professionals. The Cable Dawg is a specialized, industrial grade multitool for work on fiber optic, IT, and cable systems. Every single tool a communications professional needs is combined into one - spring-loaded wire and cable cutters, CAT5 jacket cutter, RJ45 crimper, wire strippers, locking combo-edge knife and multiple drivers. The Cable Dawg performs the job efficiently, safely and quickly, cutting out multiple trips to the toolbox or work truck.
*In 2012 the Cable Dawg received an update to the RJ45 crimper that more confidently connects commercially available plugs.
- Made in the USA
- Black Nylon Sheath
- Wire/Cable Cutter
- CAT5 Jacket Cutter
- Spring Loaded Jaw
- RJ45 Crimper Head
- Wire Strippers
- Glass-Filled Nylon Molded Handles
- Combo Edge Knife Blade with Jacket Cutter
- Detachable Component Handle
- Magnetic Driver Extension
- Multiple Driver Storage Compartment
Being in the field most of my career and then transitioning into a managerial position I found myself still needing tools every now and then but never having all of my tools on hand when I needed them. This tool fills the void. It takes a little getting used to it but all in all is a great tool to have in my laptop bag when I travel between all of our organizations locations. I am considering supplying these to all of my staff.
Awesome tool...I found that the cutters don't deal well with softer CAT5 outer shield. I will keep it and test out some more.
This tool is indeed one of the sexiest tools I have seen (at least at first sight). The tool itself is well built and functions extremely well, except for one extremely important function; the CAT5 crimper. I am not sure if this tool is specifically built for CAT6 or what, but I have tried numerous CAT5E RJ45 connectors, and I cannot get one of them to properly crimp. I have a PALADIN tool kit I usually carry with me, and this tool replaces all of it .. but unfortunately, I still have to use the PALADIN kit because the Cable DAWG crimper is defective. At least mine is. I'm glad I had this issued to me for deployment, instead of throwing away 300 dollars of my personal money. Hopefully GERBER fixes the issue.
Hi I’m a communications Specialist, currently deployed in Afghanistan. My wife ordered me a Cable Dawg as a gift since I was in need of a new crimper. At first I was excited to get to use the tool. But after less than a week, it’s giving me more problems than the cheap crimper I was using before. The “wire cutter” cuts through the jacket of the cable fine but doesn’t cut the internal cables. It more or less Dents them. The RJ-45 crimper doesn’t complete a crimp: by which I mean that it doesn’t press in the copper completely, derails from the copper and presses the plastic, ruining the copper. And it doesn’t crimp the plastic to hold the jacket in place. I have tried countless RJ-45s as well. The knife was working fine until I noticed for some reason it won’t close all the way and the “jacket cutter” is still exposed. The Jacket cutter cut through the jacket of the cable fine for 3 days. Now it doesn’t even want to score through the top layer. I am greatly disappointed in the performance of this tool. I don’t know if this one just happens to be severely defective or if you make all of the Cable Dawgs like this. If I were to improve it, I would add an actual Razor edge that could cut through cable (because two angled edges of metal that arent sharpened at all cant cut the small cables) and a ratcheting action for the crimper like the Paladin brand line.
As an IT Technician in England I have been using this for around 6 months and it is incredible! I now carry one tool to various different sites instead of 5!
This tool is a is a very useful tool, I have used it to set up my training simulation devices, it is a very versatile tool, by having the various tool items attached to it, it has made it easier to do my job, instead of carrier a bag of tools with me, I have just this one and with proper maintenance to the tool it remains a very effective tool for setting networks up. I strongly recommend this to any IT personnel.
this tool is dead sexy!
Received tool as groomsman gift. Well built and functions properly. Nice tool to have.