Crimpers are tools which are used as a way of attaching wires (crimping) to connectors or terminals without the use of solder. The connectors are used to terminate the stripped ends of wires and have many uses. They allow you to easily connect and disconnect the wires to screw terminals. Crimp connections are preferred because they are easier, cheaper and quicker to reproduce reliable connections in large scale production. It is safer than using solder as it can be toxic.Crimping and stripping tools such as these are specialist tools that are mainly used by technicians in the telecommunication or network industry, electricians and anyone who works with wiring on a day to day basis. Some telephone crimping tools have more than one socket, so you can crimp plugs that are different. This particular crimper is a multi function crimp and strip tool and can be used on many cables. It is an ideal tool for connecting telephone terminals quickly and easily.It is suitable for crimping and striping the following cables/wires; 4P2C, 4P4C, 6P2C, 6P4C, 6P6C, 8P2C, 8P4C, 8P6C, 8P8C.