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How to repair coaxial cable ends

Updated February 21, 2017

A coaxial cable, unlike a video cable, wraps multiple insulation around the wires that are inside. Repairing an end of a coaxial cable that has been frayed or damaged requires a replacement coax F-plug. The procedure is made uncomplicated through the use of a coaxial cable strippers tool, which can be purchased from a hardware supply store--removing the need for any other tools. The coaxial cable strippers tool will both cut and strip the end of the coaxial cable that must be replaced. The replacement coax F-plug can then be placed on the end.

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  1. Hold the coaxial cable in one hand a few inches back from the end that is to be repaired. Hold the coaxial cable strippers tool in the other hand.

  2. Place the serrated edges near the centre of the coaxial cable strippers tool around the end of the coaxial cable. Squeeze down on the coaxial cable strippers tool to cut the end off. Dispose of the end in the trash.

  3. Place the jaws of the coaxial cable strippers tool around the cut end of the coaxial cable. Twist the jaws of the coaxial cable strippers tool clockwise to strip the wiring from the end--this will not take more than two to three revolutions counterclockwise.

  4. Place the back of the coax F-plug over the end of the coaxial cable. Place the jaws of the coaxial cable strippers tool around the coax F-plug.

  5. Twist the jaws of the coaxial cable strippers tool clockwise to seat the coax F-plug on the end of the coaxial cable--this will not take more than two to three revolutions clockwise.

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Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial cable strippers tool
  • Coax F-plug

About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."

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