My new crash pad came pre-wired for Ethernet. All I need to do is get the Ethernet coming out of my modem hooked in to the system, but I do not want to spend $20 plus on a punch down tool to use on literally eight wires if I can avoid it. I will never, ever use that tool again.
So far I’ve struck out on finding a friend with one. On a scale of one to ten, how bad would it be to use like a small screwdriver or some other inelegant implement to punch in those eight wires? Could I mess up something good that will make me regret not spending $20? Or is the need for a punch down tool just one of those myths spread by Big Tool corporate lobbyists and their lackies?