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Coax Compression Connector Adjustable Tool for RG59 RG6 F BNC RCA Model:

4.3 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews
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  • Locks for storage
  • Durable metal construction
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Coax Compression Connector Adjustable Tool for RG59 RG6 F BNC RCA

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Product Dimensions 11.2 x 4.4 x 0.4 inches
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer OEM
ASIN B013P4JT7W
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4.3 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #15,048 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies
Date first available at Amazon.com February 8, 2010

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This would be a five-star tool: it is probably not professional-grade but it is not flimsy, and once you figure out how to use it, it works flawlessly. But the key phrase in that sentence is "once you figure out how to use it," because there are no instructions -- just a diagram on the back that is almost completely uninformative. My nine-year-old son and I spent a while experimenting, and here are the steps we discovered:

1. Select the right die for your cable (the diagram tells you which one), and screw it onto the post that is underneath the grabber parts.

2. Put the cable with the uncompressed connector into the grabber parts, and put the end of the cable flush against the die. You will probably have to retract the grabber parts, put the cable in, and then secure the cable by closing the grabber parts. (Obviously, I don't know what the grabber parts' real names are -- maybe Dave and Tommy? -- but you'll know what I mean when you look at the tool.)

3. You might have to adjust the height of the die before you do the actual crimping. Make sure the nut at the bottom of the shaft doesn't move, and either screw the post down or up. If you do any adjustments, confirm that the cable end is still flush against the die.

4. Squeeze the handles together slowly, because you could damage the connector if you crimp too hard. When you squeeze them all the way, you should have a fully-crimped connector. If you don't, then you'll have to adjust the die post up or down.

I have crimped a grand total of two connectors thus far, but they work fine and are completely solid. You can probably find a decent video on YouTube showing how to use a compression tool -- I couldn't find one, but I didn't look for a long time, since I gambled that experimenting in real life would pay off more quickly than sifting through videos with questionable lighting, sound, and content.
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My redundant whole-house cabling system is ever-augmenting, no matter how many times I tell myself "that's it". And so many times I put off buying a compression tool because I thought 'I only had a few more to do', 'I already had some other connectors', 'the new connectors are too expensive', etc.

I finally bought this one, and it is excellent. It's ratcheting, one can adjust the depth with a screw and a depth stopping nut, the jaws open and close almost automatically to hold and later release your cable, the other two dies screw nicely into the handle when not in use, and the bar that holds the tool together folds flat to the handle when in use. It also has a built in blade for cutting, which can be replaced. A very nice tool.

Perhaps one of the turning points is that I am now able to get 50 good quality compression connectors on Amazon for $18.

So, I am happy I finally bought one. Let's face it - when you start getting so many connections in a large network of cable, you really alleviate a lot of troubleshooting if you know all your connectors are good. The screw on and crimp type just have too much of a chance to fail. I am also happy I bought one that has both BNC and RCA dies; I've already come up with a use for them. Finally, I'm happy I bought this one, because it does not sacrifice any quality for its reasonable price. I feel I got a good deal.
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It would have had a higher rating if it came with instructions. The simple diagram showing a few feature areas was not enough. I went through a bag of 10 connectors to make my first single connection. One key is adjusting the compression stroke to not under (loose fitting that slips off) or over compress (bent or broken fitting) your fitting.
I was using BNC connectors and found that I needed to find a properly compressed fitting and place it in the jaws and to then adjust the silver post to snugly fit. I then used the lock nut to hold that position. The cable fits into the tool from the top and little gates need to be opened and then closed to hold the cable. The gates are shown in the packaging diagram.
The design of the BNC die that was stored in the handle is poorly designed and provides a sloppy holder for the end of the fitting, but it gets the job done.
For BNC fittings I found that
1. A standard 1/4" center conductor strip and a 1/4" insulator and shield strip will work.
2. You need to then place the plated pin onto the center conductor by twisting slightly, no crimp was needed.
3. The fitting must then be forced with a twisting motion onto the cable until you can see the plated pin properly seated within the connector.
4. Open the top gates of the tool and place the cable and fitting within the jaws so the end of the connector now barely fits and touches the adjustment die near the fulcrum point of the tool. Adjust the center post and die the first time so that this fit is snug.
5. Close the top gates by flipping the outer tabs to cause them to lock around the standing portion of the cable.
6. Squeeze the handles to compress the fitting fully

Remember, if your cable slips out of the connector after compression it wasn't compressed enough and you need to adjust the center post. If the connector becomes bent or damaged you have over compressed and you need to adjust and lock down the center post die.
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This tool appears to be an excellent value. Construction and design quality are both high. It is fully adjustable for many different types of compression fittings, yet the adjustment can be secured to prevent looseness during crimping. Very important is that it provides a full 360 degree compression area on the cable end of the connector and then compresses the connector accurately along its axis for the full compression stroke. It also has a ratchet feature to assure a full crimp. This feature prevents a defective crimp due to uneven loading. The provided dies store conveniently on the inside of the handle by screwing into the provided locations. A final added feature is a built in cable cutter.
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