Re: Maori coax crimping tool.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Pooh, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Pooh

    Pooh Guest

    "grumpyoldhori" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > Since I prefer to spend a little of my money on the water of
    > life,I look for some tricks to save a bob.
    >
    > I have been using some coax N connectors,mainly with the 213
    > coax.
    >
    > The clamp type can get a bit expensive,and I prefer a crimp
    > type.
    >
    > Now to buy a coax crimping tool, is close to $120 for a good one.
    >
    > First grab a couple of crimp type coax fittings.
    >
    > Grab a crimping sleeve from one of them,and try it in the
    > holes of your drill stand.
    >
    > Done that,good,now the drill bit,one size down,put that in
    > your drill press.
    >
    > Right,down to the steel merchant,grab say a foot of 3/4 inch
    > solid square steel.
    >
    > Right you need two pieces,slightly longer than the sleeve,I tack weld
    > them together,side by side.
    >
    > Right put your would be crimping die, in the vice on your drill press,
    > pilot drill,then drill to size,grind off tack welds.
    >
    > Right grab your hacksaw,and put three shallow cuts on the inside of
    > each die half.
    >
    > To use,put either side of sleeve,put in vice,tighten,check.
    >
    > This idea can be used in place of most crimping tools,I have
    > used it for hydraulic fittings,with a large vice and a pipe to
    > swing on the vice handle with.
    >
    > Often worth having a vernier in the vehicle.
    > Go and spend the money you have saved on a bottle or two
    > of scotch.
    > grumpy
    >
    >


    Beautiful Grumpy. It's good to see the #8 fencing wire mentality
    lives....;O)

    Pooh
     
    Pooh, Jan 25, 2006
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