[mythtv-users] OT: RG-6 crimping question

David Booth davidb at boothscientific.com
Thu May 19 20:00:23 UTC 2005

On Thursday 19 May 2005 02:05 pm, gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) wrote:
> just bought a house and needed some info on running my own rg-6
> cable for my myth setup (and cable internet) ... i've had
> experience running rg-6 (i used to do sprint broadband installs w/
> getronics), but unfortunately i didn't swipe one of the nice T&B
> snap-n-seal crimper/stripper tools we used before i was laid off ;)
> ...
> anyway, i have a tool similar to this:
> http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5
>Fid=64-2984 at home that has a crimper for f-type crimp-on ends and
> can easily find the crimp on ends that will work with it, but i
> wanted to know if this tool will be "good enough" or if i should
> get something better ... i'd *LOVE* to have this one:
> http://www.hometech.com/tools/coax.html#TH-IT1000 but just can't
> justify it for the few amount of times i'll be running RG-6 cable
> :(
> any suggestions?  will that crimper work?  any tips on using a
> crimper like that?  i've also seen hex crimpers for fairly cheap,
> would they be any better?  i'd love a snap-n-seal, but i do'nt know
> anyone who has one and it's just out of my price range for now :(
> thanks!
> -g-
> _______________________________________________

Not as nice, but cheaper:


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