Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that I can continually update with anything I can find that would be helpful to all our readers. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.  Please understand that I have experience with all of these tools and products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Tool Recommendations

Network Cable Technician

ToolbagVETO PRO PAC Model XL Tool Bag-With it’s weatherproof body and waterproof base this compact beast of a bag holds more than 100 hand tools. The fasteners and zippers are also heavy duty making this a tough bag able to handle jobsite conditions.

Tool PouchCustom LeatherCraft 1509 21-Pocket Zippered Professional Electricians Tool Pouch-This tool pouch carries all the everyday tools you use the most and is not going to pull your pants down.

 

Cable ScissorsFluke Networks 44300000 D-Snip Cable-This rugged cutter will handle 3-4 Cat 6 cables at a time. The elongated cushioned handle let you get more power behind the cut and no throbbing hand at the end of the day.

 

Punchdown ToolD914S Impact Tool with eversharp 110/66 Blade-I have used quite a few punchdown tools over the years. This one has lasted the longest and is still going strong. The blade that comes with it is still as sharp as ever.

 


Sheetrock SawMilwaukee 48-22-0304 Drywall-Plaster Rasping Jab Saw, 6-Inches-I like this saw not only because the blade is rigid and won’t bend when you are cutting. It also has the rasping feature that comes in handy when you are cutting in a box eliminator and need to shave the hole a little.

 


Personal Cable SnakeGreenlee 438-2X Steel Fish Tape, 25′-I love this small snake because it fits in your toolbag and can help you in a jam. It won’t be the workhorse snake you need for long runs but will help when you need to drop down a wall or get across a hallway quickly.

 


Cable TesterTRENDnet Cable Tester 10/100 COAX and TP ( TC-NT2 )-This cable tester can verify working copper and coax and is super reliable. It is also affordable enough for a technician to own.

 

 

Telecommunications Project Manager

Shoes/Boots-Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail Slip-On-For years I looked for shoes/boots that could cut it at the construction site and at also allow me to attend a meeting looking professional. With these shoes you can hit the jobsite in the morning wipe them down and hit the afternoon meeting. Very comfortable as well. You can walk all day and not have throbbing feet at the end of the day.

BackpackSwissgear Ibex 17 Inch Notebook Backpack-I never though I would be excited over a back pack but this bag is an amazing piece of equipment. It’s light and rugged. The padding between pockets is designed so well I can carry my laptop, Ipad and tools in separate pockets and not have to worry about them hitting against each other. The bottom is padded as well to protect from the bottom. It also amazing how much you can fit into this bag. The fact that you can carry such a variety of items in one bag truly makes this a smart choice for the telecommunications project manager.

Telecommunications Websites

BICSI-The premier telecommunications credentialing organization. If you are looking for you or your employees to be professionally trained and certified this is the place to start. The most respected certifications within the telecommunications fields. Tons of other info related to the telecommunications fields.

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