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.
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:44 PM, Jim Hoge <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
> Jim W5QM
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