Suggestions for a coax compression tool?

Go To Last Post
5 posts / 0 new
Author
Message
#1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I figure there are a lot of RF folks on here so I thought I'd ask: has anybody had good luck with a specific compression tool? I need to make some RG-6 cables with F connectors on the ends...

 

Thanks!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I have done quiet some cable making like that in the past.

We only used 1 vendor as they gave us good prices and we had the tools from them.

 

Now 100% sure, but It might be that each vendor needs its own tool, as the amount of force needed to crimp the connector on might be different, the thickness of the cylinder you crimp on might be different(thus needing another tool insertion.

 

So think best is to select a connector maker and stick with them. As it has been some years I do not know in the mean time if things have standardized (just because the tools are still expensive and the competition also wants you to use them....)

 

 

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

For a DBS installation more than ten years ago used connectors marked "*LRC*SNS6" with a Thomas & Betts LRC compression crimper.

http://www.tnb.com/pubint/docs/snapnseal.pdf (Thomas & Betts, Snap-N-Seal(R), 11MB)

Tools used are on page 25: IT1000, SNSIT

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Wed. Sep 17, 2014 - 04:38 PM
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I have two tools here.  One from Liberty, which has two sets of dies to do RCA, F, BNC, and TNC.  THis tool seems to be generic as I see it with different Mfr.'s logos on the same style tool.  Cost: $35.00

 

The Cable TV guy left the one he used here at the house and I looked it up online and I think it cost something like $200.00  I tried the connectors he also left with both tools and saw no difference in termination quality at all.  A spectrum analysis may say otherwise, but Meh

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

Speak sweetly. It makes your words easier to digest when at a later date you have to eat them ;-)  - Source Unknown

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB, RSLogix user

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

When is the cable tv guy coming back to collect his tool?

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia