Story Behind Untwist Tool

Untwisting Twisted-Pair Wire Has Never Been Easier

Untwist Tool was designed in a way to easily separate the twisted-pair wire, using slight pressure and centrifugal force. The tool uniquely integrates grooves on the outside wall that are used for straightening the wires.

The first version of Untwist Tool hit the market in 2020. Since then, we’ve been working on significant product improvement. The Untwist Tool V2 was introduced in 2021 and put into the spotlight during the ISCWest where it won an award for the Best in Emerging Technologies. The inner workings of the Untwist Tool were completely redesigned to simplify operation. The V2 included a Coupling Boot that goes between the Driver's shaft and the Untwist Tool's head. We also added more groves for straightening and improved the shape of the grooves.

Yes, we made a revolutionary product, but we didn’t stop here. Untwisted Tech launched the Untwist Tool Pro in 2022. The Pro Version offers all the same features as V2 and has some pretty cool updates:

  • Inner part is made out of high quality stainless steel
  • We added a set screw for an easy shaft replacement
  • The grooves are slightly larger, because the Pro version is designed for Cat6A and Cat7 cables
  • The outer part was successfully made out of super strong ABS plastic

At CEDIA Expo in September 2022, Untwist Tool won the CEPro Best (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Product Award in the Tools, Testing and Calibration category and second place at the Tech Starter (CEDIA’s ‘Shark Tank’)

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Why did we design Untwist Tool in the first place?

Untwist Tool was designed by a network technician who didn't want to accept the fact that untwisting, separating, and straightening wires was the most painful and time-consuming part of the process of terminating custom network cables. Untwist Tool was designed to speed up the process but more importantly, lower the impact on users' fingers and hands.

Once you find yourself in front of more than just a few cables to terminate, the process becomes challenging. Usually, you would use fingers, flat head screwdrivers, a piece of cable jacketing, or a pencil to untwist, separate, and straighten wires. Regardless of the method, the traditional ways are not only slower but can also be painful. Often you would have blisters, or at the very best, your fingers would feel numb the next day.

That is when Untwist Tool comes in handy. It will not only cut down on time spent but also increase the quality of your work and life by preventing sore fingers and cramping hands. Untwist Tool is undoubtedly a specialty tool. You will have a piece of unique equipment that offers abilities that other tools cannot handle, and that’s why Untwist Tool should find a spot in your toolbox.

Who will find Untwist Tool useful?

Untwist Tool can be used by:

  • Data Technicians

  • Network Technicians

  • Structured Cable Technicians

  • AV Technicians

  • Network Rack Builders

  • Smart Home Enthusiasts

  • Or any Low Voltage Techs who find themselves in front of a bunch of cables that need to be terminated.

No matter if you are a rookie or a pro, you will find this handy tool helpful:

  • Untwist Tool is perfect for beginners. We all know that learning how to properly untwist twisted-pair wire by hand takes a lot of practice. If you are new to cabling and terminating, you can do it as fast as a pro with many years of experience under his belt.

  • Cabling experts and professionals who have been in business for many years will find it useful when they need to wear PPE or want to protect their fingers from overuse and everyday wear and tear.

  • Untwist Tool is beneficial to people who have fingers, hands, or wrists problems and still want to be in the business.

  • It’s a superb tool for you if you feel that your fingers are just too big, and that’s the reason why untwisting is so time-consuming.

  • Untwist Tool is helpful to anyone who wants to protect their hands and speed up the untwisting process and increase productivity.

  • Great for teams with a lot of cabling projects that want to meet customer’s expectations quickly. It helps minimize time, reduce mistakes, and speed up the operation so IT personnel can focus on other tasks.

How to use Untwist Tool when terminating ethernet cables.

If you want to learn how to use Untwist Tool to quickly make a custom ethernet/network cable using Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A and Cat7 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP), please check out our Instagram page or YouTube channel to watch us in action.

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