Originally Posted by Augerhandle
Just have a lighter handy, and hold the flame 1/4" away from the cut end(s) until the filaments start to melt.
Originally Posted by nezff
Out of all the cables I have built, I have never used a hot knife. cut with scissors very carefully, then burn with lighter lightly.
+1 for the above two quotes.
Originally Posted by jmh547
So I decided to build some cables of my own. Just ordered some Sewell Deadbolts, Sewell doubles (for behind the tv cabinet), black techflex, and Knukonceptz pants. I already have 12ga MP wire.
A couple questions...
Has anyone used pants with Sewell deadbolts?
I do not have a hot knife, how hot would I have to get a pair of scissors to cut the techflex and keep it from fraying?
How susceptible is LFE to interference? I was throwing around the idea of building a single cable using quad-wire with LFE (RCA) and a tigger (3.5mm).
For the deadbolts, very easy to install.
Look at the instructions.
Cut insulation, insert, fray the wire around and screw in the top part.
You can always put a drop of blue Lock Tight on the treads, to secure-it (not required).
For the hot knife, I also suggest the lighter option has mention in the first two quotes.
I did bought a hot knife, while it does cut fine without fraying, it also fuse the sleeve together.
So when you try to re-open the sleeve, fraying start again.
Scissor and lighter are the best option in my experience.