Pros: Worked good after I made an adjustment to it. I purchased this through my Amazon account.
Cons: Wish It was adjustable. It didn't seem to compress the PPC Ex6xl Rg-6 Snap & Seal Compression Connector as much as it should have. I unscrewed the plunger head and inserted 2 small washers then re installed the head. It compresses the connector like it should now.
Is there anyway to put and adjustable head on it. I would pay for it if possible.
Its a heavy duty solid tool . The price was good for this tool.Worked good after I made an adjustment to it.
This tool works great. After putting over 30 compression fittings on with it, the cable guy came to hook up my new wiring at the pole. Sure enough, he uses the same exact tool under a different brand name. He paid twice as much on the 'bay.
I've been using it with ICM F-type FS6U-R connectors, which work great for tri-shield. Don't forget to get quad-shield connectors if you're using that, or you'll be fighting with it like me. My cable installer recommended PPC EX6XL fittings, as they work just as well, are cheaper, and also weatherproof.
You must have no more than 3/8" of conductor extending past the F-connector for it to seat on the tool. Only adds a few seconds to each crimp if you prefer to have extra exposed conductor at first.
Pros: Does everything as well as any more expensive model I've handled.
Cons: Doesn't have the little guide on the side to verify that the center conductor is the correct length before crimping. I'm not taking a point off for that though, because the stripper 3360 never makes a mistake.
I did limited cabling as an IT consultant before becoming a subcontractor to a company that provides internet, phone, and tv over coaxial cable. I use to be happy with my ratcheting crimper. Higher quality installations require compression fittings and this tool works perfectly, all day long. During training I was using the company's tools and the dielectric would sometimes get sucked down during the compression stroke. That hasn't ever happened in all the fittings I've made with this tool.