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Re: [TowerTalk] crimping tools

To: Jim Hoge <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] crimping tools
From: David McKenzie <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:39:16 -0400
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Jim, I'm using the RF Industries crimp tool that I got on ebay with both
sets of interchangeable dies for crimping cables from RG59 through LMR400
and am very happy with it. Mainly I am using it to crimp LMR-240 but I have
the LMR400 connectors for my bury-flex coax as well and have had no issues.
It is a ratchet-type crimper and appears to be heavy duty. I've crimped
maybe 20 connectors to this point with no problems whatsoever. I don't know
what the tool retails for but I got it for about $75 on ebay, and the crimp
connectors are anywhere from $1.90-$3.50 each depending where you get them.
Certianly beats soldering any day of the week in my opinion.

David KB1FSY

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:44 PM, Jim Hoge <> wrote:

> I am seeking opinions on crimping tools for LMR-400 coax. How well do the
> standard crimpers, both fixed die and interchangable die units perform with
> this cable? Is a piston type crimper worth the extra investment if I won't
> be doing cable larger than 400?
> tnx,
> Jim W5QM
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