Updated January 03, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Punch Down Tools

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Every network technician needs a good punch down tool in their bag. These simple devices are used for pressing wires into posts, pushing them into the slot, snipping the insulating sheath, and securing the cable. Many of the options on this list are spring-loaded to save your hands from repetitive stress, while others include additional tools, like spudgers and hooks, to make your job even easier. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best punch down tool on Amazon.

10. Klein Tools

9. Cable Matters

8. Jonard EPD-91461

7. Greenlee 3579 SurePunch

6. Tripp Lite

5. Southwire Tools & Equipment Professional

4. Epsilont EPS2000PD

3. Vastar Impact

2. Fluke D914S

1. Trendnet TC-PDT

Editor's Notes

January 02, 2019:

Since most punch down tools follow the same basic layout, it's difficult to rank them — there aren't exactly a lot of bells and whistles to distinguish them. With that in mind, we focused on durability, ergonomics, and blade quality when making our selections. Every item on this list will get the job done — some just last a lot longer and make your life a lot easier in the meantime.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on January 03, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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