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Old 04-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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Best Coaxial Compression Tool

I'm looking to get a compression tool and stripper for rg6 and 59 and would like to know what the latest and greatest is nowadays. Are some easier to use than others and is there one that has a stripper built into it? I guess I really can't go wrong with a Klein or Ideal tool, but wanted to get some advice. Thanks
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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Re: Best Coaxial Compression Tool

Klein is crap.

Ideal is good....

But it all depends on what brand of connector you use, if you only use T&B get a T&B stripper and compression tool....just don't get one with screw-in dies or else you will just loose them.

I have about 12 of each but the one I keep in my bag is PCT because it will do RG59, RG6, RG8, RG11 F, BNC, RCA.


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Re: Best Coaxial Compression Tool

I have several, but for RG6 and 59, I normally use the Paladin SealTite compression tool. I find these faster and easier on the hands than the lever action type when Iím installing lots of fittings.
These work with the Ideal and T&B RG6 and 59 compression fittings I normally use as well as the generic fittings that are sometimes supplied to me by others to use on their jobs.

Iíve found that some of the generic RG6 and 59 fittings have longer barrels and wonít fit in my older T&B LRC tool which is unfortunate, because it is a nice compact little tool.

I also have the Augat IT1000 [T&B], but IMO, it is probably one of the most overpriced crimp tools on the market, so donít really recommend it.
I have a couple of other compression and crimp style tools for RG11, but donít use them very often at all these days.

For the last several years, this T&B has been my favorite coax stripper.
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