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johnnynobody

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Any recommendations for an RG-59 compression tool? I need a tool for the waterproof type of compression connectors - not for the type that slides a collar onto the main connection. If it were easy, I'd replace my RG-59 with RG-6.
 

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Unless the product info specifies exactly what types of compression connectors it'll work on I won't buy it. I have a Paladin Tools SealTite Pro but the only connector that it reliably installs are RG-6 connectors. I thought that it would do RCA for RG-6 and F-59 connectors but none of them clamp tightly around the cable. So far, I haven't found specs or tutorials on the tool that might explain why that is so. Regardless, I'm not buying any tools unless I can be certain that they will get the job done.
 

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Many of these tools are adjustable (even some of the cheap ones) and as such, they can accommodate a wide range of connector brands, styles (F, RCA, BNC, etc.) and sizes.

This can be important as not all compression connectors have the same finished length.
 

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It is not just the tool, but what connectors it will compress. I have a Phillips (cheapie) tool that only works on some RG6 connectors, but not all. It also works on the RG59 I have had, but like I mentioned, it depends on the connector. My tool will not work on the shorter connectors. I had to make a spacer to get it to work on the shorter connectors. (I filed out a washer to make the shorter connectors fully compress)
 
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