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F-Type Compression Tool w/Ratchet and Waterproof connector [HT-508]
Works on Augat/Thomas & Betts Snap-N-Seal® Connectors, Paladin SealTite® Connectors, and AIM CATV F waterproof connectors. The crimped connector is 20.3mm long.
Snap-N-Seal is a registered trademark of Thomas & Betts Corporation.
SealTite is a registered trademark of Greenlee Textron Inc.
It is very well constructed and feels solid in your hands. It has ratcheting action so if you need to adjust your grip on the tool, it will keep the compression fitting and cable secure.
To see this tool in action, have a view of the YouTube video attached.
PROS: Solid construction
Easy to use
PROS: Worked as advertised. No adjustments were required.
While this is a non-issue with standard RG6 Type Connectors, it will not fit oversized RG6 connectors like product 8693 due to its waterproofing rubber boot and wider knob.
I have several crimpers, and found that this was the only one that wouldn't accommodate the larger size.
You could argue that a tighter fit is desirable, but at least for me, I wish it offered a bit more wiggle room.
Make sure you check your cable after installation as, depending on the connector, it may in some cases shift slightly. No big deal and easy to adjust.
PROS: Works perfectly, every time.
PROS: Works like a charm