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Coax Compression Connector Adjustable Tool for RG59 RG6 F BNC RCA Model:
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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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't think this tool was made for attaching BNC connectors to coaxPublished 17 days ago by calvin
The tool works well once you learn how to use it. Watch a YouTube video. Get some extra coax and connectors and practice on it. its a pretty solid and well built tool.Published 18 days ago by Chris
I had a cheaper version of this before. The difference is, this one actually works. Make sure you buy "compression" type terminals.Published 23 days ago by John H.
Great tool easy to use and work with and arrived on time and in great packaging.Published 28 days ago by Richard Atchue
You get what you pay for. And if you paid for this, you are going to get junk. I should have known better. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Marcotor
This worked perfectly while I had to cut my existing external RG6 cables to add a lightning/grounding block for my HD TV antenna along with other interior rewiring projects. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bluema