I work with Cat 5e daily and it is intended to be terminated on Cat 5e jacks. It is data cable and the twist of the individual pairs is intended to be tight right up to the termination. Perhaps you should try the jacks and then go modular (Male Plug) with tails of patch cables. The patch cables have stranded wire inside, cat 5e has solid core copper and is not intended to be moved at all once installed. It sounds like you are using the cat 5e for purposes other than it's designed for. Most other low voltage cable is stranded and often shielded with a heaver guage.
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