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Hi,

Can anybody recommend a decent cable stripper and 'f' crimp tool ?
 

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check out maplins, there doing a good kit for £15.;)
 

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I use the Televes stripper for pretty much all of my work now, much better in my opinion than the multicut types, as it works well in a tight space.

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For my crimp connectors I use the Cablecon crimper.

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For snap-n-seal I use a compact compression tool. :)

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#4
Thanks, I'll have a butchers
 

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#5
resurrecting this thread as i have just got 10 thomas n betts snap n seal f connectors off ebay for a quid but need a compression tool

i have seen this for 20 pound _http://www.dataconnectsolutions.com/cable-satellite-prep-tools/compression-tools-termination-aids/compression-tool/prod_88.html

does it look ok or can anyone recommend a tool and where to buy for a good price

thanks

wod
 

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Get one of these, they are compact and work well.

ebay 150116289676
 

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rolfw. the tool is for rg6 cable is wf100 the same size cable otherwise it wont fit will it ?
 

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Surely you are not suggesting that I would give you a bum steer are you wod. ;)

RG6 is the standard 75 Ohm 1mm centre core coaxial cable, these are the very same connectors and compression tools I use for my WF100, in fact from the same seller. :)
 

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excellent was just making sure as they are only advertised for rg6 cable and the rg6 cable i have seen is rubbish looks cheap unless there are two versions of it
 

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Yes, the RG6 you would buy in america is all copper and with a foam dialectric, good quality. :)
 

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just looking back at that auction seems cheap around 31 pound with postage to uk so have bid on it
 
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I have all the same tools apart from i have a tool for rg11 snap & sealsplus i have a high end snap and seal tool that does both rg6 & rg11 but i always use the the cheap compact tool as it fits easy in to my pocket and works well,


rolfw said:
I use the Televes stripper for pretty much all of my work now, much better in my opinion than the multicut types, as it works well in a tight space.

View attachment 10368

For my crimp connectors I use the Cablecon crimper.

View attachment 10369

For snap-n-seal I use a compact compression tool. :)

View attachment 10370
 
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take your time and look around ebay usa i have brought a few for about $15 inc postage to the uk.

Also maplin was selling them as a kit a few months back for about £15 i posted it up some where on this forum,


wod said:
just looking back at that auction seems cheap around 31 pound with postage to uk so have bid on it
 

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rolfw said:
For my crimp connectors I use the Cablecon crimper.

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I also use this tool. I prefer the crimp connectors rather than the re-usable ones. a reusable connector can be detached accidentally. I spent, once, a lot of time (and got frustrated) trying to find out why the receiver couldn't get signal.
 

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I still use screw connectors, but normally only when I know i'm going to have to remove the connector at some time later, otherwise it will be a snap-n-seal, or crimp. :)
 

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well looks like i'm going to win that one i bid on as it looks good value to me as it has bag of snap n seal f connectors, compression tool and cable stripper
 

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Yes it is good value. :) When you use those connectors on WF100, you need to strip back the copper foil as well, as if it gets caught up, it makes the connector very difficult to push on.
 

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i won that auction so should have it next week sometime,

so when you put the connector on you remove the foil so it makes the foam part fit in the middle part of the connector ? what do you do with the outer and braid of the cable cut that bit off ?
 

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rolfw my kit turned up and i'm impressed with the compression tool, even got a cable stripper aswell but always used a knife to strip cable so dont know how to use that
 

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