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

3/4 inch hardwood
Coax coupler
Washer (Metal or Plastic)
J-B Weld (super strong two-part epoxy)
Caulking gun

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
<p>A big thank you! Saved me from having to buy a $20-30 tool to replace one connector. Worked like a charm!</p>
<p>Glad to hear it worked for you.</p>
Nicely done! you could also make additional pusher blocks to accommodate RG11, etc.
Very cool, I like making my own tools too! Unfortunately I had bought one of these long before you made this. Great job!
nice one! <br>
Absolute genius!
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!!
great tool!

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