Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> I wish these companies would learn to list strippers by cable (they do)
> and connectors (they don't)instead of just measurements, even if they'd
> keep it to UHF and N types. Most of us would find that a lot more
The problem is that not all PL-259s and Ns have the same required strip
dimensions. The coax dimensions are known, so that's easy.
> A couple of suggestions for those who end up with the ones using
> adjustable cutters. If they are working fine, DON'T MESS WITH THEM!".
> I know as hams it is part of our way to make things do double and triple
> duty, but life is just a whole lot easier if you have a stripper set up
> for each size coax and fitting rather than trying to make them do double
That's the idea behind the swapable cassettes in the CST Vario. On mine,
you can flip it over, so you basically have two presets in one stripper.
However, as you say, a purpose configured stripper for each kind of
coax/connector is definitely the way to go, and if the $20 widgets do
the job, you can buy 4 for the price of the CST Vario, which can only do
2 (at best).
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