[TowerTalk] NEW TOOL

Craig Clark jcclark at wildblue.net
Thu Jul 10 11:49:26 EDT 2008

I make cable assemblies every day for customers 
and I also have arthritis in my hands. After a 
day of making cables, my hands hurt.

Here's a new tool from DX Engineering I like very much!


 From their web page:

Originally introduced as the DXE-UT-80TN at 
Hamvention® 2008, this assembly tool allows 
simple threading of PL-259 sleeve onto the vinyl 
jacket of RG-8/U, RG-213/U, LMR-400 and other similar size cables.

First strip the cable.

Then, use this simple hand-gripped tool - forget 
about those pliers that scarred the connector and 
ripped off chunks of metal - and thread the 
connector body onto the stripped cable end.  A 
visual guide at the end allows easy viewing of 
the cable center conductor for proper depth of installation.

This tool allows a perfect and easy connector installation every time!

View Preliminary Instructions for the 
Prelim.pdf>DXE-UT-80P PL-259 Connector Assembly Tool (72K pdf)

I give this new tool a thumbs up.

73, Craig Clark, K1QX

PO  BOX 209
603 899 6957

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