Compression Tool for F Connectors
Let there be TIGHT
I bought this to replace a cheaper tool which was absolute rubbish. This tool has mixed reviews on other sites a lot claiming it does not hold the cable in tightly. The reason for this as I soon found out is getting the preparation right. Having stripped the outer PVC off and trimmed the inner plastic back to within 1/4 inch of the outer push the compression joint on and twist it until the white inner plastic is level with the inner face, by the tightening nut. then insert into tool and squeeze. Trim any loose braid and centre core and job done. I bought an extra pack of the cheap joints to practice with, well worth the money.
23 Jun 2015
About the best I have found
Compression F connectors sound such a wonderful idea. I have tried a number of compression tools and various brands of connectors and all I can say is they work with a little skill and practice. My success rate with this tool is substantially better than other tools I have used so its a thumbs up. Notwithstanding that it is by far the best tool I have used, I still test with a good tug everyone I fit and I still get about 10% being failures. That is far better than when I started. Tool seems well made and should last years. But do remember, it is really important to get the preparation of the cable correct and adjust the tool for the connector you are using
27 Feb 2014
brought this item to help me in a recent upgraping and changes to my ariel system and i was more than happy with it as it made making the ariel conections very easy and secure with very little effort
with this tool you only need basic knowledge of how to do these type of conections to make a perfect conection every time.
15 Nov 2012
Fantastic bit of kit
Fantastic tool for making the compression joints on aerial connections. Very impressed by how easy and secure the compresion fittings are by using this tool.
5 Jan 2009