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Coax Installation and Testing Kit with Connector

  • Contains coax cable stripper for cable preparations
  • Includes compression crimper, universal F-compression connectors
  • Includes a lifetime warranty
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This Coax Installation and Cable Testing Kit contains everything you need to prepare, connect and test coaxial cables: The VDV110-061 cable stripper prepares multiple types of cable in common voice/data/video applications and features an exclusive sliding depth gauge and variable stripping capability. The VDV212-008SEN compact compression crimper is an advanced DIY tool for fast, reliable F-connector installation that provides fast insertion and removal of cable and connector. The VDV512-100 Coax Explorer 2 verifies proper continuity of F-connector coaxial cables and maps their location, and the 6 included Universal F Compression Connectors provide excellent holding power and signal strength you require.

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No Additional Features
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Number of Pieces
9
Returnable
90-Day
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The stripper and crimper both work great. However, the kit I received came with 6 F-connectors, n...
The stripper and crimper both work great. However, the kit I received came with 6 F-connectors, not 10 as stated in the product description. Also, the testing tool is impossible to use without a female-to-female F-coupler, which this kit doesn't include. The red remote has a slip-on male connector, which can't be attached to the male connector on your coaxial cable.
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    Simple device performs invaluable function! I have a nest of coax wires in my new home and am fin...
    Simple device performs invaluable function! I have a nest of coax wires in my new home and am finally ready to wire a cable modem. The issue is, especially for cable modems, you should not split the signal too many times or there won’t be enough signal strength for full internet bandwidth. Using this Coax Explorer, I was able to put the red coax “cap” on the wall plate end where I wanted to installl my modem, then use the tool in my downstairs wiring closet to identify exactly which wire went there. The only downside is that every wire you test must have a coax cable end on it - my electrician left me with just raw wire ends. HD has other tools to easily strip & apply coax connectors, so I got that done quickly enough. Another version of this tool comes with 4 different identifier ends (red in this one, add green, black and blue). For me, one is enough and keeps the price reasonable. If I did it all day, I am sure that 4 identifier ends would save 3 more trips up and down the stairs when identifying wires. Great value for the functionality, and of course, it also tests the wire for open or short conditions.
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    Klein model VDV512-100 coax tester review. I’m a semi-retired I.T. technician and, while I try to...
    Klein model VDV512-100 coax tester review. I’m a semi-retired I.T. technician and, while I try to leave cabling jobs to the younger folks these days, sometimes testing cables just can’t be avoided. Mostly I deal in Ethernet cable, but occasionally I have to check out a coax setup in security systems. The Klein VDV512-100 comes with the tester and one remote. The process is to put the remote on the end of the cable and then put the tester on the other end of the cable. Pressing a button on the tester will give you details on connectivity – pass, open, or shorted. You can buy additional remote caps, but only one comes with this package. The testing process is simple and quick and seems to be accurate and reliable. I haven’t had the need to test a really long commercial cable installation but when checking the cabling I have installed in my house the tester doesn’t show any sign of signal denigration on basement-to-upstairs runs. The LED light stays strong. This model tester doesn’t come with an “F” style adapter and, as noted, has only one remote included. Klein does offer an upgraded model, the VDV512-110 which includes a holder with 4 remotes and an F adapter. I’m unlikely to be testing more than one cable at a time so I don’t really have the need for the additional remotes. There’s no case or sleeve included; I carry a “road warrior” tool box that has pockets for testers and such. However, sometimes I just want to toss some tools in a tote bag – and having a slip cover or case or bag is handy for those times and I wish Klein would’ve included one, even if they had to raise the price a bit. The lack of a simple storage bag and the lack of an "F" adapter does lower the value a bit, in my opinion. Of course, you could opt for the upgraded version which Klein offers but, to me, even the basic tool should come with cover and "F" adapter. YMMV. There is a “pen clip” for security the Explorer 2 to a shirt or trousers pocket. Fit and finish of the tester is excellent, and the operation of the push button is smooth (I’ve seen some testers that required undue pressure to get the thing to work). The Explorer 2 comes with the two required AAA cells, which is a nice touch. The thing simply works. Klein warranties the tester for the “normal life” of the tool and, of course, Home Depot offers their 90-day return policy. HTH Regards, Jim
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    I'm installing an OTA (broadcast) TV antenna and needed an RG6 quad-shield cutter and crimper. I...
    I'm installing an OTA (broadcast) TV antenna and needed an RG6 quad-shield cutter and crimper. I purchased a cheap coax tool on an online auction site. Took 3 weeks to arrive from China and was useless, couldn't crimp RG6 at all, just RG-59. This was never mentioned in the auction details and could barely be read in the half-english instruction manual. I threw it in the trash and yelled, "I'm getting a Klein!" I ordered it online at homedepot.com and picked up in my local store. Never regretted it for a minute. I read the instructions and it was a breeze, done several dozen crimps now with no problems. If the cutter wears out I'll buy another one, compared with the frustration of other cheap coax tools it's worth the price. I'm already on my third pack of RG6 connectors. I also perform basic cabling work so I'm getting the Klein BNC connectors. Awesome tool!
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      This is a professional quality coax cable connector crimper. I've used these exclusively for my ...
      This is a professional quality coax cable connector crimper. I've used these exclusively for my home theater installation business. For years, they've always performed flawlessly and I've never had one break. Bright yellow color makes them easy to find.
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      This is perfect if you have to replace a F connector for RG6/6Q Coax cable and you don't have a s...
      This is perfect if you have to replace a F connector for RG6/6Q Coax cable and you don't have a stripper,crimper or tester. Great kit for a reasonable price although 10 connectors is a bit much for those who are simply replacing/repairing 1 or 2 cables max. Worked great for me. User experience may vary.
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      Excellent quality tool set, exactly what I needed to get up and running! Klein Tools has a well-e...
      Excellent quality tool set, exactly what I needed to get up and running! Klein Tools has a well-earned reputation for quality and this kit lives up to the standard. The tester will save you from a lot of frustration as you try to trace out cables. Great quality, great price!
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      Pro Grade Quality Connectors
      I used these Klein RG-6 connectors throughout my home during a complete re-wire of my cable and internet lines. I ran two lines of RG-6 quad-shield coax cable to each bedroom and to the living room as well, almost 600 feet total of cable was used. I used about 40 of these connectors for the entire job and couldn't be happier. They are higher quality than the ones the cable company used to install my system, and are very easy to install. I highly recommend these connectors for a professional grade installation.
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      Quad Shield, Yes thank you!
      Worked quickly on the RG6 Quad shield cable that was installed with little effort.
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