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Can cat5e cable be wire wrapped?

I'm experiencing difficulty wire wrapping cat5e cable to a Corning wire wrap block using an electric wire wrap gun. The twists in the wires are so tight that after being stripped, there is still some twist in the wire, making it difficult to insert it into the gun bit sleeve. Can you tell me if cat5e cable is intended to be wire wrapped?

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I tried the same thing once, the diameter and the twist make it useful only in desparate times when you just can't find any mylar wire to use. Been there, done that, now you have the T-shirt. I do use the wire for patching and repair but again it is just much larger than patch wire and not nearly as flexible.

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