|Submited By: Vivek Gupta on 03/18/2010|
After years of using the old type of connectors for cable, one of the installers for FIOS recommended that next time I need to make cables I use compression connectors. He was right, these are great and give a real solid connection. I bought the kit at Home Depot, where it also included a case (so I don t lose the individual components). I had no problems building my cables and the only thing that surprised me was the compression tool. I put the cable in with the new compression fitting, squeezed and thought that seemed too easy, maybe I didn t press hard enough or put the cable in correctly. Nope, it really was that easy.
If you like running your own wires or have cables that need to have new connectors put on them, I highly recommend going this route. This kit was convenient and made the job a lot easier. As others mentioned a flare tool would be nice, however that wasn t too hard to do manually.