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Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Cutting braid - Installing PL259

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Cutting braid - Installing PL259
From: Doug Renwick <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 10:07:44 -0600
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Another way of cutting the non soldered braid is to use a piece of thin
wall Al tubing whose ID is about the same as the OD of the dielectric.
Slip that piece of tubing between the braid and dielectric.  Then trim
the dielectric with an utility knife cutting against the Al tubing.
That way the dielectric and center conductor are both protected.


We always cut the braid and
dielectric flush with a single rotary cut using a single edged razor blade,
going through the cable jacket, braid and dielectric in a single cut
operation (5 seconds), stopping when the center conductor is contacted by
the blade, without nicking that conductor.
Patrick W7TMT

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