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Gerber Gear Cable Dawg Tool, Coyote Brown
Cable Dawg Tool, Coyote Brown
Gerber Gear Cable Dawg Tool, Coyote Brown
Cable Dawg Tool, Coyote Brown

Cable Dawg Tool, Coyote Brown

Specialized Multi-Tool

Item: # 30-000397

Originally developed for US Military communications personnel, this invaluable tool is a specialized, industrial-grade multi-tool for work on fiber optic, IT, and cable systems. Loaded with industry-specific features, the Cable Dawg will save you multiple trips to the toolbox.


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    • Length: 7.5"
    • Weight: 13.8 oz.
    • Made in the USA
    • 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
    • NSN: 5110-01-598-2254
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Built in USA w/ global materials
    • Coyote Brown, Berry-Compliant, USA Made Sheath
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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


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  • 5 5
  • |OCT 9, 2014
  • |BY: , Stuff Doer

This is nice.

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 13, 2014
  • |BY: , Wire Chief

Great tool but with the lack of a plier end its makes it hard to want to buy my own. But it is better to have this then some cheap crimpers that cant do the job.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 29, 2014
  • |BY: , WIRE DAWG

This multi tool is the single most usefull thing I have ever had. But the name of it shouldnt be cable it should be WIRE.

  • 4 5
  • |MAY 29, 2013
  • |BY: , USNavy

Needs one to match the navy working uniform..

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 18, 2012
  • |BY: , Cable Dawg USAF

Same as the rest... it needs pliers. But everything else is exactly what I need every single day!

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 29, 2012
  • |BY: , IT1/E6

Love the tool, wish you made one that matched Naval working uniforms though. and as the previous comment suggest, a plier tool would be ideal.

  • 3 5
  • |AUG 25, 2012
  • |BY: , USAF Radio

It'd be nice if you could change out jaws for other purposes. I rarely work on infrastructure stuff so this isn't something I'm going to rush out and buy for myself right now. Now if I could put some hex crimper jaws on there it would be a different story. Being able to crimp on grounding lugs would also be a nice addition.

  • 3 5
  • |AUG 21, 2012
  • |BY: , IT - Mil

I concur. Nice setup.
Used it several times.
Hard to open, and harder to close, on the knife.
Still need a multi-tool/pliers though.

If it had a plier end, with crimpers and tool tips, it would be perfect.

  • 2 5
  • |FEB 14, 2012
  • |BY: , IT

This would be great if it had pliers. I thought this would be the one tool to carry, but without pliers, you still need two.