We are huge fans of manufacturers that are forward thinking with their product development; the EXO Crimp Frame is a great example of that. As technology advances, wire and connectors are going to continue to evolve. Platinum Tools EXO Crimp Frame is engineered to allow users to swap out dies as needed and avoid having to purchase an entirely new tool. The EXO Crimp Frame has dies available for EZ-RJ45 (not included) as well as the newer exEZ-RJ45 connectors (included).
This EXO Crimp Frame comes equipped with Platinum Tools EXO-EX die which is designed specifically for the exEZ-RJ45 connector. If you are not familiar with the ezEX-RJ45 connectors, they were engineered specifically for terminating larger diameter twisted-pair cables with conductor sizes up to .048in. The exEZ-RJ45 allows for the larger wire by cleverly staggering each conductor. As with all EZ connectors, the wiring can be quickly verified by the wires protruding prior to crimping. It is important to note the exEZ-RJ45 connectors can only be crimped with this EXO crimper and EXO-EX Die.
One really cool feature that stuck out to our team is the "click" you hear once the connector is in the crimper. That "click" means it's the right connector for the die and it's ready to crimp. Another great addition is the push button lock mechanism that makes the tool easy to put back into your tool bag. When it's in it's locked position, the Die is firmly secured in the frame and will not let loose and fall out.
The EXO-EX Die (part number: PLA-100071C) included with this Crimper is not backward compatible with current EZ-RJ45 connectors. This Die must only be used with ezEX44 and ezEX48 connectors. See below for compatible connector part numbers.
Single cycle crimp and flush trim
EXO Die is easily interchangeable
Reversible EXO Die for ambidextrous operation
Connectors lock into tool for correct positioning during crimp
Push button lock for easy storage
Ergonomic comfort grip TPR handles
Includes EXO-EX Die for crimping ezEX44 and ezEX48 connectors
Terminates larger cables and conducts Cat6 and Cat6A
EXO Crimp Frame works with EZ-RJ45 Die for crimping EZ-RJ45 connectors
Insulation Diameter (Conductor) size range: 0.039 to 0.048 (depending on connector)
Max Outer Diameter: .290 (7.36mm)
Length: 8-1/2 (216 mm)
Weight: Frame and Die 15.08 oz. (427.4 g)
EXO-EX Die Compatible Connectors:
PLA-100028C ezEX44 Connectors: .039 - .044 (1.0 - 1.12mm) - 50 piece
PLA-202044J ezEX44 Connectors: .039 - .044 (1.0 - 1.12mm) - 100 piece
PLA-100029C ezEX48 Connectors: .043 - .048 (1.09 - 1.22mm) - 50 piece
PLA-202048J ezEX48 Connectors: .043 - .048 (1.09 - 1.22mm) - 100 piece
Platinum Tools ezEX-RJ45 Termination System Spec Sheet