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Ratcheting Wire Crimper / Stripper / Cutter, for Pass-Thru

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  • Coax cable crimper cuts, strips and crimps paired-conductor cable
  • Compact, non-slip grip reduces hand strain for optimal use
  • Designed for use with Klein Tools pass-thru connectors
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Product Details

Klein Tools Coax Cable Crimper / Wire Stripper / Wire Cutter is a premium, long lasting tool for CAT3, CAT5e and CAT6/6A cable using RJ11/RJ12 standard and RJ45 Pass-Thru™ connectors. Pass-Thru™ technology significantly reduces prep work time; wiring diagram on the tool helps eliminate rework and wasted materials. Compact, non-slip comfort grip reduces hand strain and stores easily. For use with Klein Pass-Thru™ Connectors (in packs of 10, 50 or 200).
  • Modular crimp-connector installation tool for voice and data applications with Pass-Thru RJ45 connector plugs
  • Wire stripper, crimper, and cutter all-in-one tool for STP/UTP paired-conductor data cables
  • Trims flush to end face of connector eliminating unintended contact between conductors
  • Crimps and trims Klein Tools RJ45 Pass-Thru™ Connectors
  • Crimps 4, 6 and 8 position modular connectors (RJ11/RJ12 standard and RJ45 Klein Tools Pass-Thru™)
  • Full-cycle ratchet mechanism ensures complete connector termination
  • On-tool wiring guide helps minimize wiring errors
  • Cable parameters: 28-22 AWG flat or round; solid or stranded telephone and data
  • Rubber grip for added comfort
  • Ratcheting locking mechanism
  • Use with Klein Tools Pass-Thru™ Connectors
  • Not for use with standard (non Pass-Thru™) connectors
  • Replacement blade set available (VDV999-076)
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Dimensions: H 6.09 in, W 2.4 in, D 1.11 in


Product Depth (in.)1.11 inProduct Height (in.)6.09 in
Product Length (in.)6 inProduct Width (in.)2.4 in


Electrical Tools FeaturesLockable, RatchetingHand Tool TypeCrimper
Handle ColorBlack/YellowHandle MaterialRubber
Joint TypeLockingPack Size1
Returnable90-DayTools Product TypeHand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty1 Year

Questions & Answers

Q:After making 5 perfect CAT6A cables, the tool no longer crimps and cuts off the ends of individual wires, just mostly bends them up. I tried twice with the same result. Can the blade really get dull so quickly or something is broken somehow?
by|Nov 28, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  For assistance with your crimper please contact Klein Tools Customer Service 1-800-553-4676

by|Nov 28, 2023
    Q:Does the VDV226-005 have a strain relief crimper bar? Can it be disengaged?
    by|Apr 9, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  It does not feature a strain relief crimper bar

    by|Apr 10, 2023
      Q:Can you crimp coax with this?
      by|Mar 24, 2022
      5 Answers
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      A:  No, this is for Ethernet connectors only.

      by|Mar 26, 2022

        A:  No you cannot. This is for RJ11 and RJ45 Phone/Ethernet Connectors only.

        by|Jun 2, 2023
          1 found this answer helpful

          A:  No. Modular connectors only. It crimps 4, 6, and 8 (Ethernet) connectors. A coax cable crimper is a completely different tool.

          by|Jun 2, 2023
            1 found this answer helpful

            A:  Yes. It works very well. 

            by|May 7, 2023

              A:  The Pass Thru Modular Crimper is not designed for coax.

              by|Jun 2, 2023
                1 found this answer helpful
                Q:Does this work on non-pass-thru RJ45 connectors? If it doesn't work, what goes wrong? I'm asking this because I've seen conflicting answers. Reply from Klein Tools preferred.
                by|Dec 26, 2021
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                A:  It works great pass through is the way to go

                by|Oct 12, 2022
                  1 found this answer helpful

                  A:  i have never used non pass though connectors with this crimper but i dont see why it would not work. the only problem i would see is the cutter on crimper at time of crimping could maybe slice the end some of the connector but you can remove that blade with a screw driver.. look in to getting some pass though connector they work great..

                  by|Sep 30, 2023
                    2 found this answer helpful

                    A:  The Klein Tools model # VDV226-110 Pass Thru Modular Crimper will not crimp non-pass thru RJ45 connectors.

                    by|Nov 25, 2023
                      6 found this answer helpful

                      A:  I have tried both and made working connectors. Without the pass through it's just more difficult to align the wires. The tool works great on both, just make the wire ends seat against the end before clamping with tool.

                      by|Nov 27, 2023
                        4 found this answer helpful

                        A:  Yes, it will work with Non-Pass-Thru Connectors. The color guides work great for novices. The Pass-Thru Wire Cutter will not have anything to cut off when used with NPT Connectors. Pass Thru Connectors preferred as you can pull cables and verify pattern before crimping.

                        by|Nov 27, 2023
                          5 found this answer helpful
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                          Customer Reviews

                          4.6 out of 5
                          • 4.6
                            out of 390 reviews
                          • 81% recommend this product
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                          Great tool
                          Bought this at electrical supplier and very happy with it. On the back there was a QR code to download wiring diagram to your phone. Sadly link was broken and can’t find it with the search on the website. Oh well
                            • Recommended
                            5th Time is a Charm? NOPE...
                            I have purchased 5 pairs of these for each of my offices to do simple network updates. After many CRC errors and Failures on Pin 1&2 - I tested all 5 pairs with a half dozen brands of pass-through connectors with my Klein Scout Pro 3 - None worked. The Build quality and features of this tool are awesome - but Sorry Klein, I will have to buy a different pass-through crimper.
                              I bought this tool a little over a month ago and at same time purchased new CAT6. To my surprise I have been unsuccessful in creating simple patch cables thinking it was either my cable or bad set of RJ45s. I’m now sitting here with an expensive Klein paperweight and very disappointed!!! Very heavy duty tool which I want to love but hate because it does not work properly.
                                Tool does not push the pins for 1 and 2 all the way down and therefore there is no connection to the wire. If you look in the pic you will notice the last two pins aren't pushed in fully.
                                  Expensive but works flawlessly
                                  This is definitely the tool to get for crimping. I used this to repair a bunch of ethernet cables with broken clips. The terminals come out flawlessly every single time and I have not had any issues with it whatsoever.
                                    • Recommended
                                    Been using this pass thru crimper for almost a year now and it has stood up to all the use and ab...
                                    Been using this pass thru crimper for almost a year now and it has stood up to all the use and abuse I have thrown at it. I prefer the pass thru style rj45 jacks as someone that needs to field terminate security devices in tight spaces, on ladders, lifts, etc. These always give me a solid crimp and clean cut on the excess cabling. Some stand-outs of this particular tool: +Replaceable blades, though still using original ones without issue +Ergonomic grip, less to think about when crimping since I'm always holding it the same way +Wiring diagrams on both sides (great for beginners and for seasoned guys it never hurts to have a reminder sitting there!) +Compact, ratcheting design fits my pouch better than the traditional handled varieties
                                      • Recommended
                                      3 found this review helpful
                                      As a first timer crimping on Cat 5 cable connectors, I was really surprised at how easy it was. I...
                                      As a first timer crimping on Cat 5 cable connectors, I was really surprised at how easy it was. It took me a few minutes to learn how to best align each of the 8 wires into the pass through connector to get them in the right order and into their slot properly, but this was really the most difficult part. Once I had the wires through the connector, this crimper was a breeze to use! I've only used this for one cable so far, but I can already tell that it will go really fast once I get the hang of it. I would definitely recommend a pass-through crimper like this one to anybody who is new to this as it makes it so easy to crimp the ends. One of the nicest features of this crimper is that it has a diagram built into the back of it that shows you where each of the colored wires go. I'm sure the pro's here have this memorized, but for DIYers and others that don't do this as often this is so helpful. It's also very useful for double checking your work before crimping.
                                      • Recommended
                                      There is not a lot to say about this tool other then it functions as expected. I have only had t...
                                      There is not a lot to say about this tool other then it functions as expected. I have only had to crimp one cable with it so far, but have several more to do. It's solid in construction and performs as described. The self cutting/trimming portion is a bonus and it actually has a standard pair configuration marking on the handle for both RJ45 options, 568A and 568B wiring. Nice design with the latch to hold the tool closed.
                                      • Recommended
                                      I recieved my Klein Tools pass-thru modular crimper today; these will come in handy because I am ...
                                      I recieved my Klein Tools pass-thru modular crimper today; these will come in handy because I am moving my cable modem. These compact crimper's will work great for cat 5 or cat 6 cable,(you must use Klein pass-thru connectors) I buy a roll of cable and A pack of Klein pass-thru connectors; it is an economical way to make cables. There is a wiring diagram on the back of the package and one printed on the Klein crimper tool which is a nice feature. Overall this is very easy to use tool and a fast way to make your own cat 5 or 6 cables.
                                      • Recommended
                                      I love this little guy. Coming from a standard two handle crimper which was bulky and like a gri...
                                      I love this little guy. Coming from a standard two handle crimper which was bulky and like a grip workout, this crimper fits perfectly in your hand and requires little effort. Better yet, it uses a pass through design, crimping and flush cutting your cable wire strands in a single motion. Finally, it has the wiring guides on the tool (T568B, T568A), except for USOC (which is on a card with the other two you can cut out from the packaging). The only thing it will not work with is non-passthrough connectors. It’s solidly made, seems to be of typical Klein quality. Weight wise, it’s like a metal stapler of the same size. It’s definitely my main crimper now. The older one will be used for non-passthrough connectors and as a loner.
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                                      1 found this review helpful
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