Well, my F-connection compression tool and plugs turned up…
Plugs are the FoxConn type - look really nice quality.
The compression tool is, er… OK.
The “jaws” that the cable fits into (and also act as a stop for the compression “piston”) seem to rely on the tensile strength of the metal to “open” the jaws.
Hence, It’s rather brutal getting the cable in and out!
Did a connection last night (havent actually used it yet) and the process seemed ok - certainly makes a nice, tidy connection!
Elesewhere, I usually dismiss Maplin as “somewhere to go and pay 10x as much for when you cant be arsed to wait” (they sell those inline Sat Amps ’ £15 - same one as I paid for £4 on ebay!).
However , I managed to find a couple of “f-type to BNC” converters (£3.49 each), and a rather nice, ratcheted compression tool for a fiver!
Maplin Comp Tool…
Comp Tool I actually bought…
Of course, I didnt see that before I bought mine on fleaBay, and they’ve now sold out of those (discontinued).
+1 for Maplins!