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Picture of Homemade Wooden Coax Compression Fitting Tool
Here is my Homemade Wooden Coax Compression Fitting Tool. I needed a Compression Fitting Tool to make my own cables but I did not want to pay $10-35 and I wanted to see if I could make my own. This tool is inexpensive and portable.

My project was inspired by another Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/HOWTO-Compression-Connectors/.

Step 1: Supplies & Tools

Picture of Supplies & Tools
SUPPLIES:
3/4 inch hardwood
Coax coupler
Washer (Metal or Plastic)
J-B Weld (super strong two-part epoxy)
Caulking gun

TOOLS:
Drill (not shown)
Hole-saw blade (1 3/4", to fit the body of the caulking gun)
Drill bits (1/4", 3/8" & 5/16")
Wood file
Metal file
Bench vise (not shown, to hold disc & washer while cutting slots)

In the picture:
Top row - Hole saw blade, drill bits (1/4", 5/16", 3/8"), metal file, rat-tail file, metal saw, coping saw
Bottom left - J B Weld
 
partos9 days ago

A big thank you! Saved me from having to buy a $20-30 tool to replace one connector. Worked like a charm!

Greenish Apple (author)  partos7 days ago

Glad to hear it worked for you.

Nicely done! you could also make additional pusher blocks to accommodate RG11, etc.
LifeWarrior2 years ago
Very cool, I like making my own tools too! Unfortunately I had bought one of these long before you made this. Great job!
profpat2 years ago
nice one!
terry17692 years ago
Absolute genius!
epierce2 years ago
This is a great Idea if your in a pinch! My engineering staff has a tendency to lose the compression tool for this and they are expensive. If I put a big chain on this and paint it hot pink maybe they will keep it around!!
andamas3 years ago
great tool!
rimar20003 years ago
Clever!