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Cable Dawg Tool, ACU

Made for U.S. Military communications personnel and telecom professionals out in the field, the Cable Dawg is a specialized, industrial grade multitool for work on fiber optic, IT, and satellite cable systems. Every single tool a communications specialist needs is combined into one - spring-loaded wire and cable cutters, CAT5 jacket cutter, RJ45 crimper, wire strippers, combo-edge knife and multiple drivers. The Cable Dawg attacks the job efficiently, safely and quickly, cutting out multiple trips to the toolbox, base camp or work truck.

*In 2012 the Cable Dawg received an update to the RJ45 crimper that more confidently connects commercially available plugs.

Industrial version can be found here

Item # 30-000361 NSN # 5110-01-598-2253
  • Length: 7.5"
  • Weight: 13.8 oz.


  • ACU 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
  • Made in the USA
1 Cable dawg// pro program Mhartman024 - NOV 1, 2014

It's kind of unfair that only active duty can purchase the cable dawg. Being prior service and currently working in the cable industry I feel I should qualify to purchase this item

5 omg gerardo lara - JUL 10, 2012

i love it !!!!!!!

2 Technical Support Specialist Seth Hoffman - SEP 3, 2011

RJ45 crimper pins are uneven, does not make solid terminations on pins 1, 2, 3 of RJ45 modular connector.

10-24 gauge wire strippers do not line up, nicking copper when stripping.

Knife locking mechanism is very stiff and feels cheap.

Overall poor cons

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