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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 6. Tools of the Trade

This chapter discusses tools that are essential to proper installation of data and video cabling. It also describes tools, many of which you should already have, that make the job of installing cables easier.

If you're reading this book, it is likely that you're a do-it-yourselfer or you're managing people who are hands-on. So be advised: don't start any cabling job without the proper tools. You might be able to install a data cabling system with nothing but a knife and screwdriver, but doing so may cost you many hours of frustration and diminished quality.

In addition to saving time, using the appropriate tools will save money. Knowing what the right tools are and where to use them is an important part of the job. ...

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