I got mine from RF Parts and am very pleased with it, it even has a nice case.
I had an off brand
"cheap" it worked but the heads of the set screws that held the dies striped. I
use the DX
Engineering stripper, cable cutters and the little nippers to trim the braid.
73 Larry K1ZW
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 6:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp tool for cable ends
On 12/28/2010 7:52 PM, Dan Evans wrote:
> I am considering taking the plunge and buying my first crimp tool to
> install coax connectors. Currently I solder all of my connectors, but
> this is a slow process and from what I have read crimp connections are
> now just as good, if not better.
> I normally use LMR400, RG8, or RG8X cable, and I will be installing
> PL-259's and N connectors.
> Can you recommend a good set of affordable crimpers? If you were buying
> a set for your station, what would you buy?
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