Just a quick post on an oft-ignored subject: Cable Labelers. I've seen quite a few tool kit posts, but I don't recall seeing any respected networkers talk about them.

For the past 4 years I've been using the Brady BMP21, and I just purchased the current model for a new site, the BMP-21 PLUS.

Things I like about the labeler:

Unlimited line length
one-handed use
easy to use
All of the features that I've needed.

For Cat 5/6 cables, you can use the 1.25" labels. For anything larger (power cables, etc, the offer a 1.5" label, which of course works just fine on network cables.

Send me any feedback on labelers that you have found work great @ocdune on twitter.

AuthorKelly McDowell