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Topic # 106234 19-Jul-2012 22:40 Send private message

Hi there,

Wanting to buy a reasonably priced RG6 compression tool for F type connectors, looking at cables direct, there are a few there can anyone recommend one of these? https://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?page_number=3&entry=329
Just going to move my sky box, Im leaning towards the CT-H518 as it seems multi purpose, and I probably will only use it once or twice.
Thanks

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  Reply # 659434 21-Jul-2012 09:22 Send private message

I have one similar to the CT-H456 and have no complaints with it. Being able to crimp multiple connectors is good if you think you will use any of thoseconnectors in the future, otherwise I would focus on one that crimps your F type really well

Its not clear to me from the image of your top choice if it will crimp the connector All the way around (the compresson is on the entire end on the connector) or if it will do one side and you will have to rotate and do the other side of the connector? (can give your plug a wonky/pinched look)

That's what I've found anyway



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  Reply # 659452 21-Jul-2012 10:27 Send private message

Hi, I use the CT-H518 tool as shown on the cablesdirect page ($28 model) done thousands of PPC crimps with them.

Just remember that when you do the crimp put your thumb (from other hand) on the body of the connector to hold it flat as you close the tool, stops it from bucking up and skewing the crimp which will render it useless, which is what I think Dav4122 is referring to.

Cyril

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  Reply # 659510 21-Jul-2012 12:34 Send private message

There was a large thread about this ~ a month ago.

Search for it.

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