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Old 08-25-2019, 01:20 PM   #1
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Coax Cable connection turners

Has anyone seen a source for these? I'd like to get a handful of them for all my connections at home and RV. Products I've found are either way too expensive for this, or only come on new cables. These just slip onto the hex end of existing cables.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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that would be a nice finger-type connection, but I guess my fingers and pliers will just have to do. Let me know when you find them.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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Here you go.

https://www.specialized.net/tools/co...nch-12-pk.html
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Thanks cboss ! I have been looking for these also. The older my "fangars" get the harder it is to connect and disconnect.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:00 PM   #5
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Amazon has them also, but really expensive!

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Finger-...teway&sr=8-101
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Actually, they're 7/16. I know because I've lost several doing this.


Thanks, cboss! Just what I need.
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Here's another version - a bit bigger.

https://rvcablegrip.com/Grip_Kit.html

Still expensive.

They also make cables with ends like these. I've seen them, but can't find any on the internet:



Walmart has push-on connectors that screw to the cable you have. I know the "cable guy" doesn't like them, but I've used them at home with no major issues.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coaxial-C...Pack/584574693
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I use a 1-1/2" (aprox) long piece of 1/2" PEX tubing. It's a tight fit on all F type connectors I've tried it on. For a better grip i wrap a piece of Anti-slip floor tape around it. Works like a champ. it also does not add much overall diameter to the connector, so it still fits in tight spaces.
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I keep one of these handy... $1.98.

F Connector Finger Tool
https://www.summitsource.com/Eagle-S...SABEgI-RvD_BwE
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There is obviously a good reason that they are named "F" connectors.

Give me a nice fat PL-259 any day!
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There is obviously a good reason that they are named "F" connectors.

Give me a nice fat PL-259 any day!
Remember them fondly. Made up more RG-8 and 58 cables then I can count.
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Amazon's Choice https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Speaking from experience these are about the best. You get a solid connection and is easy to use. Dont need just finger tips.
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Here's another version - a bit bigger.

https://rvcablegrip.com/Grip_Kit.html

Still expensive.

They also make cables with ends like these. I've seen them, but can't find any on the internet:



Walmart has push-on connectors that screw to the cable you have. I know the "cable guy" doesn't like them, but I've used them at home with no major issues.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coaxial-C...Pack/584574693
I have used these push on connectors for a year or more n=and they are great. I keep a couple extras around. I love them.
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I have used these push on connectors for a year or more n=and they are great. I keep a couple extras around. I love them.
I am referring to the second pic.
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Personally I prefer this type of tool, as it works best when there's multiple connectors in the same spot that make the stubby ones hard to use (also prevents scraped knuckles in tight spaces):

https://www.amazon.com/Platinum-Tool...dp/B00099HTJ2/
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