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Coaxial Cable Stripper
Used by professional cable installers who need to make precise strips on either RG6 and RG59 cables. Simply squeeze the tool to insert the cable, release and spin it using the extra-large finger hole. Pull out the perfectly prepared cable. Strips 4,8, and 12mm lengths.
3 blades ensure accurate stripping length of each cable section. Built-in hex screws for accurate depth-of-cut adjustment. Preset stripping length of 12mm (8mm + 4mm). Blades may be repositioned to give a 10mm (6mm + 4mm) stripped length.
- For RG58, RG59, RG62 & RG6
- Fixed 3-blade construction
- Strips cable-jacket, shield & insulation
1. Take tool apart by pushing large middle pin out with included allen wrench (attached to back handle of stripper)
2. Push small pin out at end of tool to free the blades. Its very tight!
3. Screw down the allen bolts clockwise until they fall out.
4. Switch the positions of the 3rd blade (w/ hole cutout) and the middle blade. The middle blade is unneeded and will now serve as the backup blade.
5. Move the 1st blade to the empty slot. This allows the proper 6mm (1/4) insulation strip, assuming compression connectors are going to be used.
6. Reinstall the allen bolts, screw them all the way up into the handle, and push up all the blades to their shallowest cutting depth
7. Reassemble the tool with the small end pin through the blades and the large middle pin through the spring.
8. Screw the middle allen bolt down to just below flush.
The wire is properly stripped when 1/4 of bare wire is exposed followed by 1/4 of braiding. If too much braiding is being cut on thicker cable, the 1st blades allen bolt can be removed and the blade position made shallower. Before adding the compression connector, the first layer of braid is pulled back, the first layer of foil is peeled off, and then the 2nd layer of braid is pulled back.
PROS: This is the stripper to get for use with BNC connectors.
CONS: If you want to get the same model of stripper and have it arrive properly configured for F connectors, get tool 3360 instead.
Joel provided fantastic instructions. I would add only two things. The cutting blade with the hole (the one which cuts around the copper wire inside the cable) needs to be installed partially for its eye to line up with the insert bar that holds blades in place. It is the sort of thing you'll notice if you look at it logically, but which might be frustrating if you're just trying to toss blades into slots and put it back together. Also, you'll need to fine-tune the screw behind the blade I just mentioned to make sure it cuts close enough to the copper line inside, but not so close that it cuts into the copper itself.
This tool should come with instructions. In fact, this tool should come in a configuration suitable for RG6 without the need to waste personal time messing around with blades.
It works beautifully now, but I reset the time I had to spend setting it up.
PROS: Once ready, it works beautifully.
CONS: No instructions for blade placement.
Should have option to order without even dealing with blade placement.
basically when open, the middle blade comes out and the blade with the notch on the right side moves to the center position. Then the blade on the left moves to the right about the width of a small piece of cardboard. You will see the second slot next to the blade.
The allen screws screw down clockwise to push the blades out where you can get ahold of them.
I would go no further than you have to. I took mine all the way out except for the blade on the right was in the center of the screw and I realized I had to remove the blade first. Then I wondered why I had taken out the other screws altogether.
You might want to keep lots of pressure on the top and bottom after removing the big pin so you know who the spring goes back in. Not too hard to figure out where it goes though.
On mine both pins came out easier than I expected. I used a small copper wire I had laying around and jiggled it up and down to align the blades with the holes to make it easier to put the small pin in again.
It's hard to find a stripper with wide jaws, adjustable blades that can handle heavy quad shield rg6 for anywhere near this price.
I never have had any cables pieces left in the stripper after making about twenty strips.
It might take you an hour to take it apart the first time. Later its about five/ten min hehehe.
PROS: clean ez cuts - strong springs - jaws open wide - strips commscope rg6 quad shield without any problem at all.
adjustable blades really work great. I have it set to cut jacket, first braid and first foil leaving only the last braid to fold over the jacket and leave the taped foil on the dielectric.
I use digicon green quad shield connectors and ppc xl connectors.
I have a klein compression crimper and it works great.
CONS: being a three blade stripper everyone should be aware that it is setup for bnc connectors and not setup for rg6. Therefore you will have to take it apart, move the blades and then reassemble it again.
Again, its not setup for rg6. It is set up for three blade bnc connectors. But you can "adjust" it to work with rg6 and will have a great stripper.
The diagram on the back of the packaging indicates that the first blade can be moved to create a 6mm cut (which is what it appears is the recommended strip length for most compression connectors), but, in that position, I couldn't adjust the depth of the blade so that it would only cut the outer jacket. Even at the lowest depth, it was cutting the insulation.
However, even at 8mm, using the monoprice compression connectors, mentioned above, I've had 100% success this cutter.
CONS: Difficult to get the cutting depths right for RG-6U
I've spent some time trying to get this tool apart so as to swap the blades over but I can't get the second pin out. One poster noted that the second pin is difficult to push out. That is an understatement.
I'm renovating a house inside out and top to bottom. I don't have the time or the patience to play around with a tool that needs adjusting, yet can not be adjusted easily. I after wasting several hours on this "project" I have given in and called in the cable company to make the 20+ connections. I've wasted $50+ on buying MonoPrice plates, tools, and fittings that can't be used as the cable company brings in their own materials.
Yes. I am not happy.
PS. The quality of the cut is very good. It's just at the wrong spacing.
PROS: Once you adjust it, and if you position it correctly, it does strip cable.
CONS: WAY too difficult to adjust this tool. I'd rather change the timing belt on my truck. Really stupid that it does not come already properly adjusted. Forget this and look for one that works out of the box.
Unlike some strippers, this one does not have a stop for the end of the cable to position it correctly, so you have to align the end of it by eye. Another silly oversight. This tool is not ready for the market.