I need to hit up the Toolmongers for advice on working with RG6 CATV coaxial cable. Firstly, if I need to splice two segments, how should I do it? It needs to be weatherproof; are there specially rated connectors for outdoor use?
I want to get a starter tool set for crimping and/or using compression connectors on RG6. I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, but on the other hand I’m tired of using the crappy twist-on F-Connectors. Any of you Toolmongers out there know where I can get a cool stripping/crimping kit online that’s good enough for occasional, non-pro use and will last beyond my first crimping job?
I found these online:
DataShark Cable TV “F” Compression Bundle Via Amazon [What’s this?]
F-TYPE 2Ghz VIDEO COUPLER F/F [Cables-to-go]
Paladin SealTite Pro Compression Cable Kit Via Amazon [What’s this?]
Paladin Compression Crimp Bundle Via Amazon [What’s this?]
It seems to me that I can just pick up the first two and be done with it. Do you have experience with any of these? Are the Paladin kits worth the extra dough?
Of course, we can’t forget the Harbor Freight option:
Coax Cable Tool Kit [Harbor Freight]
Your help on this in comments will be much appreciated.