[TowerTalk] NEW TOOL
n4zr at contesting.com
Thu Jul 10 14:01:33 EDT 2008
$40 for the special stripper and $23 for the tool, and you still have to
solder the braid and center conductor. Let's hear it for crimp-ons!
73, Pete N4ZR
At 02:49 PM 7/10/2008, Craig Clark wrote:
>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
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