I am looking to get some tools to make my coax cables. For the most part it
will be regular cable feed with F connectors. But I might also use BNC
connectors for other things down the road so I want to get something more
than a "disposable" tool.
After some research I think the best place to get one is on Ebay to get a
better quality yet used ones. But I am surprised these tools have such a
variation in price - from $12.95 to $250 and above and I can't tell the
Also some of the tools are described as "compression crimp tool". I thought
there are two kinds - those you crimp (compresses the metal to bite into the
wire all around - usually results in a hex shape connector) or those you
compress (which compresses the connector lengthwise) no?
Someone suggested Snap-N-Seal connectors to me, are those special
connectors? Will those require a special tool to install?
What about strippers? Is it better to buy a separate stripper or go for
those tools that have the crimp/compress/strip all in one piece?