I picked up a hex-type crimping tool on sale which claims to be able to crimp RG6 cable, but the largest die on the tool is only 0.255 inch.
I've since noticed that other hex-type tools that crimp RG6 cable have 0.320 inch dies.
What is the correct size die for crimping RG6 cable with a hex-type crimping tool?
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To my knowledge my personal Coax Hex Crimping tool has both .360 hex for RG6 and .470 hex for RG11. I'm not familiar enough with the differing tools though to gauge what you've purchased versus what would be needed. Perhaps someone within the community could weigh in?
Thanks for the reply Andy.
There's about 1mm difference between 0.320 inch and 0.360 inch.
Do you use quad-shielded RG6? Perhaps the extra shielding accounts for the difference.
I'm crimping ordinary (dual-shielded) RG6.
@memzilla As Pauly mentioned, Rogers now uses compression fittings called Snap and Seal manufactured by Thomas and Betts, or similar, not hex crimp fittings. These are very secure and reliable, but out of the price range of the amateur hobbyist. It seems to me there are a multitude of hex crimp sizes depending on the application, connector and cable dimensions. Just use Google and you'll be overwhelmed. Here is an example, http://www.l-com.com/multimedia/catalog_page/2K14M1_196-Coaxial-Crimping-Tools.pdf