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7 Steps to Crimp Coaxial CableYou need a wire cutter, coax stripper tool, F-connector, coax crimping tool, and coaxial cable. You can find all these required materials at the nearest hardware store. You can also order these items online.
Step 1: Cut the End of the Coaxial Cable
Step 2: Mold the End Part
Step 3: Clamp the Stripper Tool Around the CableTo clamp the stripper tool around the coax first insert the coax into the right position of the stripper tool. To ensure proper strip length ensure that the end of the coax is flush against the wall or guide on the stripping tool.
Step 4: Expose the Center Conductor
Step 5: Pull off the Outer InsulationPull off the outer insulation that has been cut free. You can also do it using your finger. A layer of foil will be exposed. Tear this foil off and a layer of metal mesh will be exposed.
Step 6: Bend the Metal MeshBend the exposed metal mesh in such a way so that it is molded over the end of the outer insulation. There is a layer of foil under the metal mesh covering the inner insulation. Be careful while bending the metal mesh so that the foil is not torn off.
Step 7: Crimp the Cable into an F ConnectorPress the end of the cable into an F connector and then crimp the connection. You need a coax crimping tool to complete the task.
Final WordsThe basic of this operation is slipping on the F connector and then secure it with a coaxial cable tool, which presses the connector onto the cable and also crimps it simultaneously. The total process can take a maximum of 5 minutes if you are a beginner but if you are accustomed to crimping work like you are experienced in crimping cable ferrule, crimping PEX, or other crimping work it won’t take more than one or two minutes.
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