DIY Ethernet Cables with PrimeCables Crimping Tools!

In the market for crimping tools? Looking for a DIY Ethernet cable solution? If you want to customize your Ethernet cable lengths and save money doing it yourself, then PrimeCables Network Cable Tester & Crimping Tools Combo is for you!

Make Ethernet cables cheap, make them custom length, appropriate for any situation, and do it right, with this test and tool combo package, for just $12.99, which includes a multifunctional network cable tester and RJ45/RJ11 2-in-1 crimping tool with 8/6 pin ratchet. If you’ve never crimped CAT5 or CAT6 cable before, then watch this video and see how easily it’s done.

You can save a lot of cash by crimping your own cables, and these tools cover all the specifics: the tester check continuity in network connections for RJ-45 and BNC cables; while the crimping tool strips, cuts, and crimps any cables you’re making for whatever network environment you need them for.

If you’ve got a unique home office, workspace, or public event to network, then this package is essential to saving money, making the right size cables for the right setup, and making you the go-to person for networking solutions.

The crimping tool is made of low carbon steel material, with a sharp edge for cutting, anti-skid handle making it comfortable to use, and is equipped with a spring setting to make the pliers easier to use, as well as a lock setting for safety. Cut Ethernet cables and telephone wire with ease and personalize your networked workspace or home. If you’ve already got pliers, you can also purchase a network cable tester separately.

The cable tester features Line DC detecting, anode and cathode determination, a ringing signal, and determination of open, short, and cross circuit testing.

Each of these products comes with a 1-year warranty with free shipping for returns and you can get it now with fast shipping for just $5.95. Free shipping available on all orders $49 and up.

It’s the perfect pair of tools for keeping your networking labour under budget, whether it’s for rewiring your home network, doing handiwork on the office telephone and internet, or setting up public events like video game tournaments or a LAN party.

Save money and pick up this combo package, and get your Ethernet cable in bulk, saving you from spending cash on pre-fab cables sold with huge profit margins and a large premium for labour.

When Will you Need an HDMI to DVI Cable?

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hdmi cable to dvi

For Canadian households and professional environments where devices, computers, and/or monitors have DVI-only outputs, an HDMI to DVI cable is a great way to upgrade an audio-visual system. Among the top technology resources in an entertainment and visual setup, HDMI adapters and cables such as these are integral to updating to the latest tech.


Though HDMI is one of the most advanced standards in consumer cables, numerous pieces of technology still require DVI connectors and have DVI outputs. There are only two solutions to this conundrum. There’s either having to buy an adapter or using a cable, such as an HDMI to DVI cable. Buying an HDMI to DVI cable keeps things simple and saves you from having to find a place for a bulky cable.


In the past decade, PrimeCables has sold hundreds upon hundreds of our HDMI to DVI cables. Throughout this time, they have been used in small-scale settings such as for home entertainment and personal entertainment use, in addition to larger scale presentations such as in churches and worship spaces, conference rooms, lecture halls, and similar settings. In these contexts, HDMI signals are required to be transmitted from computers to displays. That is not always an easy task when one considers the different ports and connectors required. Therefore, an HDMI to DVI cable makes connecting audio-visual signals easy, supporting a range of different uses.


Browse cables such as these today with PrimeCables, one of Canada’s top cable marketplaces. Buying an HDMI to DVI cable will mean you have it when you need it most. For any setting where a DVI-only output is present, these cables will come in handy.


Among our top sellers in this category, these include a 6ft HDMI to DVI-D Dual Link 28AWG High-Speed Bi-Directional Cable for $4.99, a 3ft HDMI to DVI-D Dual Link 28AWG High-Speed Bi-Directional Cable for $3.99, and a 15ft HDMI to DVI-D Dual Link 28AWG High Speed Cable – Black for $7.99. When you buy HDMI to DVI cables such as these, you will receive a 1-year product quality guarantee and free returns included. Even better, when a customer combines different items on an order exceeding $49, receive fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada.


For any DVI device environment, where high-resolution HDMI signals are preferred, buying an HDMI to DVI cable will accomplish everything you expect it will. Transmit audio-visuals easy between devices and receive one of the highest quality cables in this category, available exclusively at deep price cuts with PrimeCables.

Looking for the Best Digital TV Antenna in 2018?


Digital TV antennas get you free TV without having to pay any telecom giant for it. Imagine that. Being able to cut down your utility bill without sacrificing the ability to watch your favourite TV channels.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about digital TV antennas. For example, many think they won’t be able to get high-definition TV with an antenna – they actually can! Though we know ‘cord cutting’ might make people a little nervous, with a digital TV antenna, you don’t need to lose access to live network TV. By picking up an HDTV antenna, you can continue watching some of your favourite programs in crystal clear 1080p high-definition from some of Canada’s biggest networks.

When one thinks about installing a digital TV antenna, you might think of those big ugly rabbit ears from decades past. Digital tech has come so far that the antennas they make today are high quality and intelligently designed. There’s also no need to hang it anywhere specific. Many people choose to tuck it away behind the TV.

Though there’s no guarantee on what channels you might be able to receive on your digital TV antenna, some of the more popular ones in Canada include CBC, CTV, Global, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS, among others. Depending on the quality of the digital TV antenna and how far its range is, you might have as few as three or four channels or you might be able to get upwards of twenty and more. The ultimate thing for cord cutters is that they never have to pay for their cable again. Combine a digital TV antenna with YouTube and other means of consuming media, and you shouldn’t have any problem finding shows to watch. Local news, weather forecasts, sports, kids shows, and popular sitcoms are all out there, ready to be caught by a digital antenna.

If you’re looking for the best digital TV antennas in 2018, there are more affordable options to choose from, with the Digital TV Antenna Digiwave BMX Innovative Super Flat-Digiwave for $14.99, the PrimeCables® HDTV Outdoor Antenna High Gain for both VHF/UHF for $22.99, and the UHF Outdoor Digital TV Antenna- Up to 70 Mile Range for $32.99.

Then again, if you are looking for a digital TV antenna at a higher price point and with more distance, there’s highly recommended products such as the 360 Degree Adjustable Multidirectional Super 8 Bay TV Antenna – Up to 70 Mile Range for $105.99.

To find the best digital TV antenna for your home, it comes down to your preference, budget, and what you hope to accomplish by cord cutting. Don’t let high prices from some of Canada’s largest corporations deter you from having and enjoying TV. Get rid of them and go with a digital TV antenna!

PrimeCables’ Portable Car Jump Starter Battery Boost


The PrimeCables’ Portable Car Jump Starter Battery Boost is an exclusive item only available through PrimeCables’ online catalogue. For a limited time only, receive free shipping to anywhere in Canada on this item and receive it all at the low price of $89.99.

For over a decade, Canadians have been coming to PrimeCables seeking products just like this battery booster and phone charger. Corporate retailers have done well pricing such items lower than mom-and-pop shops. For specialty products such as this portable care jump starter battery booster, companies like Prime Cables have been able to bring prices even lower. Nowhere else in Canada will consumers find a battery booster and phone charger at this price. With free shipping included, we know this deal is hard to pass up. Better yet, buy today and receive the 4-in-1 USB charging cable as a gift – set with the latest technology, USB-A to Mini-USB/Micro-USB/Lightning/Apple-30 pin. Powerful and compact, and with a smart charging port built into the design, the high quality performance of this product is in part responsible for its high customer ratings.

8b2a4-PrimeCables-Cab-K09S-12000-Tools-Testers-12000mAh-Portable-Car-Jump-Starter-Battery-Booster-and-Phone-Charger-wit-PrimeCables-.jpgFor when you need a car jump starter, having one on hand can be a huge blessing. The PrimeCables model has a 500A peak current output, and the capability to start a 3.0L and lower gas engine, or a 2.5 L and lower diesel turbine of 12V. The LED flashlight function means that if it needs to be used after the sun’s gone down, you’re still covered. Bonus, as a mobile power bank, a driver can use it to help charge devices and as a power source to go to in emergencies. Charge smartphones, tablets, cameras, and whatever you need. Compact and lightweight, if there’s one thing you can depend on, it’s this car jump starter battery boost’s performance.

Don’t be stuck out in an emergency without a battery car jump starter. There might not always be someone there to help you. When you’re on your own, you’ll be thankful for this portable emergency battery car jump starter. For more information, feel free to check the user reviews. Equipped with everything you need to start your vehicle, and with the ability to fully charge smartphones and other mobile devices, we are proud to have this model in our catalogue. We hope Canadian consumers are just as impressed with this car jump starter battery boost as we are.

As it pertains to PrimeCables products, every order comes with a 1-year guarantee and free returns. Buy the PrimeCables portable car jump starter battery boost product to receive one of the highest quality items in this category.

Meet the Ethernet Network RJ-45 Crimper Tester


For anyone searching for a crimping, cutting, and stripping tool, the Ethernet Network RJ-45 model is among the highest quality in its category. This impressive tool is a 3-in-1 nine-piece combination set, available exclusively through PrimeCables at a price of $38.99.


Buy the Ethernet Network Stripping Crimping Tester Punch-Down Tool 9-piece Combo and receive a professional, high quality set of network cable repair tools. Conveniently placed in an arranged collection and portable to anywhere you might need to travel to, many contractors and Canadian homeowners have come to us to buy these cools. Ideal for testing and troubleshooting network cabling installation, you can depend on the Ethernet Network RJ-45 Crimper Tester.


For only $38.99 (without any additional discounts that may be applied), the package comes with a cable crimper, cable tester, network wire punch-down tool, RJ45 crystal connectors, a wire stripping knife, a multi-function UTP/STP cable stripper, a Phillips screwdriver, and a word screwdriver – all provided in a tough, well-built, and lightweight carrying case.


For those individuals who are looking to take control of their cable setup, from tools like these, it’s gotten increasingly easier to put together one’s own arrangements. Test cables, judge wrong connections, and crimp, cut, and strip as needed across RJ-45, RJ-11, and RJ-12 connections, in addition to Cat 5 and Cat 5e cables. Though the average consumer might not be familiar with these connections and cables, if you are seeking to build your own setup, this nine-piece set is will work wonders at prepping your cables.


Successfully prep, install, and test wire and cable in a matter of minutes. One of the most popular uses of the Ethernet Network RJ-45 stripping crimper tester remains the making and repair of one’s own Cat 5 cables. All you need to do this is a crimper, bulk cable, some RJ-45 ends, and a kit like this. Typically, costs may add up to nearly $100 for everything. Shopping with PrimeCables, you may be able to cut down on costs by as much as 50 percent and more!


For over a decade, PrimeCables has been providing Canadians with the best deals on crimpers, cutters, and stripping tools. For all orders $49 and above, we provide fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada. That comes in addition to a 1-year guarantee on all items purchased and a free return policy. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy an Ethernet network stripping crimping tester tool, here’s your opportunity.

How to Wall Mount a TV

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There are many different kinds of wall mounts for TVs to choose from and how to wall mount a TV comes down to what selection a consumer has chosen for themselves. Depending on the placement of the TV, there may be certain space considerations to consider and some wall mount types may be more appropriate than others.

Flat, fixed TV wall mounts provide a clean, snug look to a TV posted to the wall. By using a fixed mount, the TV remains in one place, unable to be move. No wires should be hanging from the side. In terms of affordability, a fixed TV wall mount is the preferred option. Then, there are tilt TV wall mounts which allow a TV to be angled at fifteen degrees and possibly more. For when you need to mount the TV higher up on the wall, a tilt will likely be required for view. If there are concerns about glare from indoor lighting or windows, tilts are also a recommended option.


The third type of TV wall mount up for consideration is one including swing arms. A swing arm mount is going to hold the TV from the wall at a slight distance, providing the user an opportunity to swivel or pan the TV as they see fit. This increases the number of angles TV can be viewed from and in larger rooms where seating is spread out, a swivel TV wall mount might make for the ideal viewing experience. The last type of TV wall mount is the articulating or cantilever kind. Protruding a few inches from the wall, similar to a swing arm, an articulating TV wall mount accommodates users who seek to pull out the TV by up to 180 degrees, potentially meaning it could be viewed from two different rooms.

There are many keys to installing a wall mount, including working with a partner to physically get the TV locked into the mount once it has been placed on the wall, ensuring screws are fastened tightly, and checking levels. It also is required to find the studs in the wall to ensure a mount has been properly placed. Installing a TV wall mount without taking the time to find the studs oftentimes results in an unsafe setup that could easily collapse, damaging your TV in addition to the wall. There are a number of tutorials online explaining in thorough detail how to wall mount a TV and there are likely to be instructions included in your TV wall mount purchase. Be sure to take the time to ensure no step is skipped and that the TV is properly secured!

How to use a Crimpling Cabling Tool to make your Networking Cable

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Did you know you can make your own networking cable with a crimpling cabling tool – you can!

Sure, it’s always easy to take a drive down to the store to buy network cables however their predetermined lengths sometimes pose a problem. At times, you may find networking cables to be a little on the short side, in which case they will have to be coupled. At other times, they may be too long which requires having to tie up excess cabling and is never the ideal situation. Instead of ending up with a mess of network cables you didn’t want, use a customizable crimpling cable tool to get the job done. All it takes is a little cutting and crimping.


To begin, purchase some raw CAT 5, Cat 5e, or CAT 5 cables; some RJ45 connectors; and a high quality crimpling cabling tool. If you can also afford a network cable tester, buy it. That way, you can confirm on the spot whether a cable has been wired correctly and is in functioning order.


After you have the tools, you need to know what wiring schemes you are working with. The wiring scheme is what defines how wires and pin-outs are arranged on the connectors and jacks to be used for network cabling. There are two types of network cables. The first, straight-through cables, are typically used to connect modems, routers, PCs, and media players. Then, there are crossover cables, which connect similar devices together, a la connecting two PCs for data transfer. Several years ago, crossover cables were highly common however most modern devices are equipped with Auto-MDIX ports to detect whether a crossover is required.


How to use a crimpling cabling tool to make your networking cables is relatively straightforward. Inside any CAT 5, CAT 5e, or CAT 6 cable, there will be four twisted pairs of colored wires. They will also be some fibers inside to add tensile strength, which can be cut off when crimping on a connector. Note that the fibers carry no electronic signals. To create a straight-through cable, one will have to arrange the internal wiring and place them into the connectors with the same wiring scheme, done at both ends of the cable. For a basic crossover cable, one will have to follow different wire-into-connector standards at each end of the cable. When you’re done, you’ve got it!


Prime Cables is a premiere Canadian supplier of high quality cable testers and crimping tools. Browse our catalogue for all types of testers; crimping, stripping, and cutting network tools; F, BNC, and RCA coaxial tools; stud finders; and cleaning kits.

The Ultimate Guide to Installing a TV Wall Mount

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how to install tv wall mount


Installing a TV wall mount involves first knowing which mount is most appropriate to buy. By knowing the dynamics of the room you are working with, how large your flat screen TV is, and what kind of motion you require from a mount, that’s the first step. After you have all this worked out, and have your TV wall mount purchased and ready to go, the next steps are not time-intensive but they are important.


Installing a TV wall mount involves carefully following some otherwise very simple steps. The first part of the process involves choosing a location for the mount and to identify what viewing height you want. In this same breath, search to locate the studs in the wall. The studs are what will be supporting the weight of your TV so it is imperative that each stud’s center is found and marked with a pencil. From here, indicate with a pencil where the corners of your TV will be when it is positioned in the wall. In this part of the process, you want to ensure that the holes on each mounting arm correspond to the center of each wall stud.


When it comes to positioning the wall mount, use a level to ensure that it is evenly placed prior to any drilling. Then, use a power drill to drill the pilot holes to be used for wall bracket screws or bolts. From here, you can attach the wall bracket to the wall. Attaching the mount to the wall can then be completed, holding the mount against the wall and drilling the screws to attach into the pilot holes. Be sure to check that it’s level once it is mounted prior to continuing.


After the mount is installed on the wall, you’re ready to attach the mounting plate to the TV and then install the TV against the wall. It is always recommended, especially the larger the flat screen is, to have a second person help you with the installation of the TV into the mount. This is because it requires one person to lift the TV and another person to interlock the brackets. Attempting this alone may result in injury or damage to your property. Ensure the mounting arms are locked and do a quick confirmation across all points of connection to ensure they are locked securely.


Installing a TV wall mount is not difficult but it does take precision to get it right. Be sure to adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions with your TV wall mount and always put safety first!

Meet the Perfect Mini-Amplifier and Speaker Stand for your Home Theater Setup

Mini-amplifiers and speaker stands are not the flashiest of purchases, we admit, but when developing a home theater setup, they can add quite a bit. To find the best mini-amplifier and/or speaker stands for your home theater system, it can be a challenge. After all, expenses add up quickly and no one wants to be blowing hundreds of dollars just on accessories. This is where Prime Cables come in.


Prime Cables are a Canadian-based company specializing in professional audio cables, mini-amplifiers, speaker stands, and general home theater accessories. Throughout the past decade, hundreds of Canadians have come to us seeking different products to upgrade their home theater systems. If you’ve been struggling to find accessories like mini-amplifiers and speaker stands on your budget, you’ve come to the right place. At Prime Cables, you get premiere quality accessories at rock bottom prices, currently on sale for a limited time only. Browse some of our top sellers including Height adjustable Metal Satellite Speaker Floor Stand Set of Two, Black PrimeCables® for $25.99, our PrimeCables® Mini Amplifier 30-Watt Dual Channel Home Digital Audio – Black for $43.99, and a Tube Amp with Bluetooth 25-watt Stereo Hybrid Monoprice® for $149.49.


For the budget-minded Canadian, don’t overspend on other brands. Buy Prime Cables to stretch every dollar as best as you can. The mini-amplifiers in the Prime Cables catalogue provide sleek, smart designs that can be easily implemented into any new or existing home theater setup. If you don’t choose to mount your speaker system, going with a speaker stand leaves no special hardware having to be installed. Having high quality home theater accessories that you can depend on are sure to make an impression whenever you sit down to watch the next big hockey game, to binge-watch your favourite show, or to enjoy a movie. Be sure to browse the Prime Cables catalogue thoroughly to find other great deals, including some in this very category. A few of the other items that are trending this year include Adjustable Height 5 lb. Capacity Speaker Stands (Pair), Black – Monoprice® for $29.99, the PrimeCables® 6.5″ 2-Way Frameless Ceiling Speaker – Pair for $59.99, and an exclusive offer of a Mini Amplifier 30-Watt Class-D Hi-Fi & 6.5″ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers Combo Pack PrimeCables® for $99.99.


Build a home theater system the way you want it to be set up. All orders above $49 receive free shipping to anywhere in Canada. Buy today through Prime Cables and take advantage of Canada’s biggest deals on mini-amplifiers, speaker stands, and more!

How to Choose a Sit Standing Desk like a PRO?

In the last decade, office ergonomics have jumped ahead with the latest innovations in sit standing desks. For when you’re looking to take your office setup to the next level, knowing how to choose a sit standing desk will ensure you buy the right one for your needs.


The first step in learning how to choose a sit standing desk is to recognize that it should fit your workspace. Know the maximum size you can accept into your workspace. Don’t buy something too big or too underwhelming.


The second thing to consider when buying a sit standing desk is to consider how it will impact you physically. The ergonomic purpose of a sit standing desk is to decrease fatigue, improve energy levels, and reduce discomfort and physical stress on the body. Everybody is a little bit different with regards to how they choose to maximize the capability of an ergonomic desk. When you’re working an eight-hour work day, you’re not going to be standing the whole time. Therefore, you want a desk that will be easily adjustable for you so that it can be modified from a standing position to a sitting one preferably within seconds.


Most people choose to partner a sit-standing desk with other office accessories to heighten the effectiveness of their ergonomic office setup. Remember, this is all about cutting down on physical discomfort and reducing the amount of time you sit. Whether that’s ten minutes every hour or longer, an ergonomic office setup should keep your body engaged. The average person spends up to 7-8 hours a day sitting while some of us may spend up to 15 hours a day. Prolonged sitting comes with many health challenges, including musculoskeletal disorders of numerous varieties. By adding ten minutes of standing time to your office routine every hour, you can mitigate the risks.


Another aspect of buying a standing desk that you want to consider is cost. Many corporate retailers heighten the prices on many sit standing desks to the point where they become unaffordable. Prime Cables is a Canadian-made marketplace, serving Canadians since 2007, with many sit standing desks and related accessories in our inventory. Please feel encouraged to browse through our sit stand desk guide here to get a grasp on what might be the best option for you. We have a range of sit standing desks at different price points and with different features.


Buying a sit standing desk will change the way that you do work. Improve your productivity and see your body retain more strength throughout the course of a workday. Anyone who has worked somewhere where prolonged sitting is required knows the pain and discomfort that sometimes comes with that. By alternating from sitting to standing and standing to sitting, reap the rewards of a body that is more engaged.