Originally Posted by nobleach
Oh I typically cut the ends off of them and do new compressions. I have yet to find a good stripper (do not let my wife read that last sentence) Right now, I'm trying to get used to the finger loop twirly kind. When I worked for the cable company, they all used the clamp and rotate type. I also have a pair of the typical yellow handled cutter style (crappy strip and crimp all in one) I have a NICE pair of crimpers but I don't even do crimp style fittings anymore.
What do you recommend for a decent RG6Q stripper?
I guess slowly we find out more about each other's past technically. Now I know why you installed and used compression fittings from cable days knowledge. Also being free from the man, lol. I am NOT a fan of cable TV and never was. Satellite is much better solution than that huge plant that it seems no cable company in the world is able to maintain very well.
Well I use a finger twirly stripper. I find it works pretty good. My concern is sooner or later the little razor blade will become dull. So far they haven't.
I searched and found my stripper as I had forgotten where I bought it.http://www.amazon.com/Paladin-1257-2...167206&sr=1-13
I didn't buy from amazon, I bought their kithttp://www.amazon.com/Paladin-4910-S...159974-7276552
And that was about what I paid for the kit. Seems it was just under a $100 bill shipped. I have been happy.
The coax spreading tool works great on old old pieces of RG59 where the jacket is so stiff you can't push on the fitting to compress it. But the flare tool will make 6Q impossible to then put a fitting on, tried that! Some plain rg6 it helps, others it doesn't.
I bought that kit after reading, etc, where person after person said no matter how good you are , a stripper is king. I haven't been disappointed yet.
I use no extra pressure than that of it's spring. I just twirl it. I am sure it's not good for day in day out stuff. I don't feel it's the quality of the compression tool in the kit.
The reason I decided on that compression tool is will also do BNC and TNC fittings, which the TNC is what all my cell phones use for connectors.
It probably wasn't the stripper you were looking for (besides the one the wife would get mad at) but it works. I would recommend it to someone that does say 20 connections a year or so.
The problem I have with the tool kit is the bloody neighbors know I have one and they say, just a couple of connectors? I tell them well, between my stash of connectors and the tools I would not be standing here with them had I not dished out close to $200. So yeah, a connector is a about 25 cents or so. They never paid me.
I fixed it though! I also have a very very old pair of crimpers. Not even hex, but they make the 2 dimples on the sides. I show up with them now.
I have two BNC hex crimp tools I used when I was in 2 way radio. But I have yet to try either of them on F connector. I have used them on BNC with RG59 for computers and in the TV studio, so they would probably work on a F fitting on RG58, if they go tight enough.