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AllanN

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I’m thinking on just buying the Canre tools and making my component video and other interconnect cables myself. Is there any special trick to doing it or is it basically self explanatory?
 

Clay Autery

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I went for it and bought the Canare crimp tool and adjustable cable stripper... They are EXCELLENT tools. I am in the process of collecting a full set of dies for the crimper. I bought a 300m spool of L5-CFB (RG-6) for a project (SAT/OTA house wiring) and have since used the remaining wire for RCA interconnects, component cables, etc. and have been very satisfied.
Terminating cables with Canare cable, tools, and connectors is a breeze if you take your time, get the stripper set just right (once set, never needs adjusting), and well actually that's it... ;)
I've used the Canare F-connectors, 75 Ohm BNC connectors, and the RCA connectors... They are ALL very nice to work with and perform flawlessly.
Have fun...
 

Greg_R

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You can get the cable stripper and crimp tool from Radio Shack. Although the RS tools are significantly cheaper, the Canare tools are obviously made for industrial use. You will still need the Canare crimp dies...
 

Clay Autery

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While you might be able to get the RS tools to work, I still say there is no substitute for the Canare tools for speed and precision in every termination.
Of course, I make cables all the time... I'm a freak about having the proper length cables, so everytime I add, subtract, or re-arrange components, I invariably have to make at least a few new cables. :)
Yeah, they were expensive... two years ago... but I'll never have to buy them agin, and they're paid for now. ;)
 

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