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I bought a big jar of Ideal RG6 compression connectors and they fall off using the Klown compression tool. I was blaming it on the connectors but I was talking to a cable guy last week. He tried his compression tool and they work fine. The Klown compression tool worked okay on other makes of compression connectors. I don't have a mismatch between RG59 cable and RG6 connectors.

I am confused, dumbfounded and perplexed...
 

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I bought a big jar of Ideal RG6 compression connectors and they fall off using the Klown compression tool. I was blaming it on the connectors but I was talking to a cable guy last week. He tried his compression tool and they work fine. The Klown compression tool worked okay on other makes of compression connectors. I don't have a mismatch between RG59 cable and RG6 connectors.

I am confused, dumbfounded and perplexed...

They should all work the same, however it would not surprise me if those were made for just the Ideal tool..
 

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Don't use ideal connectors with Klein compression crimpers. The ideal connectors just suck, they usually have a inner barrel that is supposed to slide behind the cable's sheath, but most manufacturers make the outer sheath of coax so tight, you can't slide that inner barrel in.

I personally actually use the Klein tools connectors, never have had a problem with them. I was originally hesitant about buying connectors from a tool manufacturer, but they work great -- so I keep buying them.
 

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There are TWO lengths of compression (I call them snap-n-seal) coax fittings. The typical length we see most, but a couple brands (like PPC comes to mind) area a good 1/4" shorter than most. They take either a special compression tool or you need the spacer (which comes with damn few compression tools) to insert into the tool while you're crimping to get a complete press.
 

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Don't use ideal connectors with Klein compression crimpers. The ideal connectors just suck, they usually have a inner barrel that is supposed to slide behind the cable's sheath, but most manufacturers make the outer sheath of coax so tight, you can't slide that inner barrel in.

I personally actually use the Klein tools connectors, never have had a problem with them. I was originally hesitant about buying connectors from a tool manufacturer, but they work great -- so I keep buying them.
Yup, definitely had that issue

I've just been using the belden connectors.
 

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I bought a big jar of Ideal RG6 compression connectors and they fall off using the Klown compression tool. I was blaming it on the connectors but I was talking to a cable guy last week. He tried his compression tool and they work fine. The Klown compression tool worked okay on other makes of compression connectors. I don't have a mismatch between RG59 cable and RG6 connectors. I am confused, dumbfounded and perplexed...
That crimper is for f connectors only
 

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I bought a big jar of Ideal RG6 compression connectors and they fall off using the Klown compression tool. I was blaming it on the connectors but I was talking to a cable guy last week. He tried his compression tool and they work fine. The Klown compression tool worked okay on other makes of compression connectors. I don't have a mismatch between RG59 cable and RG6 connectors.

I am confused, dumbfounded and perplexed...
I use that compression tool and it works perfect.. are you using this thing to strip the coax?

 

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YOU ARE USING QUAD SHEILD CONNECTORS WITH DUAL OR TRIPLE SHIELD CABLE! In all fairness most "universal" connectors are designed for triple and quad shield cable.


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Good god. That's going to take some explaining. It's cable that goes to a TV. Now you're telling me there are different kinds of cable beyond RG59 and RG6?

All this technology just to watch Desperate Housewives. Civilization is doomed.
 
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