Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CoaxAmature123 Easy to use, stripper tool could be better.
I bought this kit because I had intermittant signal stength from the wall to the back of the cable box. The stripper tool does not allow for the proper amount of copper to come through the end of the cable connector,
other than that this is a very easy tool to use and if in a bind it will do the job quickly and easily. Remember to strip coax about 1/16th to 1/8th long than the strip amount on tool and you should have no problems. working great and only took abount less than 10 minutes to do. if you have a little mechanical ability and can use pliers,it should be no problem to use this tool.
May 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by kmr2014 Tools seem good quality and work well - compression connectors... not so much
The strippers do the job they are supposed to - as one reviewer said, let them do the work and they work great (2-3 passes to remove down to the copper then 1 pass with the second slot to strip to the shielding).
The cutters make a nice clean cut. The crimper has a nice smooth motion and easily snaps the compression fittings together.
However, that's were the good ends. The fittings they include are supposed to be for either RG6 or RG6 Quad. However, I have RG6 (confirmed with RG6 printed on the cable sheath). As other users have noted, the compression fittings slide right off (I tried with the foil still on the dielectric and also with the foil peeled back with the braided shielding).
I suspect that all of the good reviews that mention the fittings working were either all RG6 Quad (and they worked because there is thicker shielding for the fitting to compress against) or some of these kits have RG6 Quad only fittings included by mistake.
I now have to purchase different fittings (I'll be purchasing fittings specifically designed for RG6, since I'm not sure how a fitting can work with both types).
June 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DaddyFix Good crimper & connectors, the rest, not so much.
As a kit it provides instant gratification but you might want to buy better quality individual pieces if you have a lot of connections to make.
The cable cutter is decidedly light duty - the blade is nicked after less than a dozen cuts.
The stripper requires an awkward two step process: the Klein Tools Dual-Cartridge Radial Stripper
Model # VDV100801SEN they sell is a much better tool which allows you to pre-assemble the connection's alignment before committing to the squeeze of the crimper.
The crimper and connectors however, were worth it for me. Using the Klein stripper I already own, I handily replaced all my in-house "crimped" cable connectors with the more expensive "compression" terminations to great effect.
I'm sold on the compression method, as are cable installers and the FCC. The binding that occurs with crimped connectors has vanished - I can actually hook up equipment tightly by hand without wriggling cables every quarter turn- they're very smooth.
New connections throughout the house has cured my cable internet woes and I now have a near perfect -2 dBmV power & 37 dB Signal to Noise Ratio connection along with a great picture on every set.
November 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by timmay8675309 Excellent kit for the price
This kit has everything that you need to install quality coax connections at home. It was easy to use, and all of the crimps turned out perfect.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chris Saved us $100
We had trouble getting a signal on one of TVs. We called our cable company and they walked us through a series of tests. They believed the cable was bad and would send someone out to repair/replace our cable to that one TV. I decided to try to fix it myself and purchased this kit. I cut off about three feet of the cable attached a new end and plugged it into the TV - it works great now.
May 6, 2014