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Hex Crimping Tool

Model:

278-238

 | Catalog #: 278-238
Price:
$19.99
$19.99
 

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Product Summary

Need a crimp in your plans?

This cushion-handled tool crimps the proper coax connector onto almost any coax cable, including RG-58, RG-59, RG-6 and RG-6QS coaxial cable. Crimps all three main types of coax connectors--"F," BNC and PL-259. Also crimps tip connectors.

  • Crimps the right coax connector onto almost any coax cable
  • All-steel construction with hardened jaws
  • Compound leverage for strong crimps
  • Cushioned handle

You'll also need

  • Coax cable
  • Hex connector
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  • Crimping tool
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackHex Crimping Tool
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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          • Primary use:
          • Personal (3)

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        3.0

        More expensive is NOT necessarily better

        By DDT

        from Colorado

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Makes Good Full Crimp

        Cons

        • Does Not Hold Cable Well

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Hex Crimping Tool:

          Use it FIRST, then use the cheaper, tighter crimper to recrimp in center of crimp IF there may be strain on cable.
          Used on RG-58 primarily, (50 ohm.)
          Would most likely do job by itself on RG-59 (75 ohm.)

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Works perfectly. No need to spend more.

          By Steve S

          from Fullerton, CA

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Economical
          • Strong
          • Versatile
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Attaching Plugs To Coax
            • Cb Radio
            • Ham Radio
            • Small Projects

            Comments about RadioShack Hex Crimping Tool:

            This crimping tool is one of Radio Shack's better-kept secrets. After trying with limited success to solder PL259 and BNC connectors to RG58 coax and not wanting to spend the better part of $100 on a crimp tool, I found this one. It only has 3 sizes, one for the PL259 center conductor and two different coax sizes, and the die is not interchangeable, but if you only use RG58 like me, there's no need to buy an expensive tool with dies you don't need. This tool is very heavy duty and clamps the connector with plenty of force. The first connector I did came out perfect. I can't say that about any of my soldered connectors.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Heavy Duty Tool

            By Dave

            from USA

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Strong
            • Versatile
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Repair
              • Large Projects
              • Small Projects

              Comments about RadioShack Hex Crimping Tool:

              Very heavy duty tool, will not wear out anytime soon. This tool does the job.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Does the job.

              By Mike

              from Maine

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack Hex Crimping Tool:

                  It did the job I needed done.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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