Coax cable features an inner conductor, typically copper, that is surrounded by an insulating layer that is then inundated with a tubular conduction shield, typically an outer plastic with an inner woven copper. This design helps to produce a meticulous, consistent conductor spacing to provide more efficient results. In fact, the term coaxial actually stems from the fact that the conductor inside shares a geometric axis with the outer shield that surrounds it.
Essential Tools for a Coax Project
The tools for coaxial cable are just like any other cable tools, but they are crafted with a coax design. You'll find plenty of cutters that can make a clean cut of the wire, followed by specific compression tools that will properly get your connectors onto the cable itself.
You can also find plenty of stripping and crimping tools with a variety of designs. There are standard crimpers that are easy to use. Then there’s jacket stripping tools that are small in design and adequately remove the jacket off the coaxial wire. And then there are strippers that are center conductor cleaners, easily removing the correct amount of jacket and cut back right braid to its proper measurements. Each stripper, cutter and crimper has hardened steel blades and feature replacement blade options that are also available within our inventory.
Strip Coaxial Cable Down to the Core
Arguably the most essential Coax Tools are the coring tools. Designed to essentially strip everything off down to the core conductor so you can make a smooth, proper connection. Most of the coring tools have a 2-in-1 stripping/coring function with a T-handle configuration.
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