said by TheTechGuru:
The compression tool just pushes the plastic ring in. Getting the connector well into the coax requires lots of twisting and pushing by hand, has nothing to do with the tool.
Anyway, I'm thinking of creating a Youtube account so I could comment on the video and vote on comments. Someone commented that you shouldn't remove the foil, but the instructions on my connectors say:
1. Strip off all insulation and shield so that 3/8" (9.5mm) of the center conductor is exposed.
2. Now strip off 1/8" (3.2mm) of the outer jacket and shield
And the illustrations show a bare dielectric and a bare conductor. Nothing even folded back. Just cut.
I want to give a big thumbs up to Bdubslawman who said:
I wish you were MUCH Clearer on your site for which accesories I should or couldï»¿ buy with each of the various F type connectiors. NOT REPEAT NOT what "other people bought" but WHAT EXACTLY the correct 2 or 3 crimpers or cutters / stripper tools should be bought or considered when buying this ends vs another type..
When I select the ends, I'd like a list of EXACTLY the correct crimpers or other compression, or cutting / wire stripping tools that wouldï»¿ go with or make my assembly easier.
I thought my only problem was finding a stripper that stripped properly for my connectors (see above connector instructions) but last night I tested my crimps more carefully and found that they're as loose as they looked. I had to use the RG-59 hexagon on my crimper to get the RG-6 plug tight enough so it wouldn't easily spin around the cable when twisted, but not apply too much pressure or it would crack. It shouldn't take this kind of finesse. It seems to have worked and I'm on the internet at home for the first time in months, but I have no confidence that the connectors are on properly.