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Master Geek

# 44971 29-Oct-2009 20:11
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Hi All,

I want to buy a RG6 / RG59 hex crimp tool to run two more feeds from my sky dish.  Obviously I will need a 3-way splitter, coax cable and connectors?

I am based in Wellington, I don't really want to skimp, so what would is good, and where can I buy it... I have searched for crimp tools, but I have no way of knowing if they are good or not.



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  # 268306 29-Oct-2009 21:56
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Crimp connections are still common but compression connectors are now the preferred option for many people and they are all I typically use now for RG6 connections.

Jaycar is a good place to buy both connectors and tools but they aren't necessarily cheap. I know Bunnings sell a cheap crimp tool with a few connectors, I've never used one but don't see why it wouldn't do an OK job.

There is also a difference between RG6 and RG59 - you should really only be using RG6 for satellite.

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  # 268310 29-Oct-2009 21:59
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Thanks sbiddle... $96.00 at Jay Car but what about this tool from

F Type PPC Linear Compression Tool for $49.95


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  # 268435 30-Oct-2009 09:03
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Yeah the linear compression is the way to go.

I got my hex crimp tool prior to really knowing that much about it all and wish I'd got the compression type now. That said you can buy gel filled F connectors which help with the weather proofing.

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  # 268504 30-Oct-2009 11:44
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Thanks for that, I can pick one up for $40 at Advanced Electrical...

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