eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | Feedlines (coax, ladder-line, etc.) | DXE-UT-80P Help


Reviews Summary for DXE-UT-80P
DXE-UT-80P Reviews: 6 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$22.95
Description: PL259 CONNECTOR INSTALLATION TOOL
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-ut-80p
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the DXE-UT-80P.

K2MK Rating: 5/5 Jun 8, 2014 09:06 Send this review to a friend
A Very Handy Tool  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I saw a Hint & Kink idea a few years ago that used a 1/2" PVC to threaded pipe adapter to accomplish the same thing that this tool does. I've been using the PVC adapter for a few years but it ain't perfect. The PL259 body can wiggle a little and you can't see the tip. Recently I popped the Teflon out of the PL259 when I kept twisting too long. This DXE tool solves those problems and provides a nice gripping surface for accomplishing the task of screwing the PL259 onto the coax. After soldering 4 connectors this morning I have concluded that tool is a very nice addition to the tool box. I highly recommend it for frequent or occasional PL259 soldering.
 
K1TKL Rating: 5/5 Dec 28, 2012 08:50 Send this review to a friend
Great tool  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This tool beats using a pair of gas pliers to fasten the coax PL-259 body to the coax.
 
K4SZS Rating: 5/5 Aug 9, 2009 18:36 Send this review to a friend
Clever and useful tool  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This clever tool allows you to "screw" the PL-259 connector onto the cable. Ditto to the other positive comments. The only suggestion is that DXE does not tell you that once the connector is properly seated, you need to gently grasp the bottom (line side) of the connector with pliers to start to unscrew the tool. I can now strip heavy coax with the DXE-UT-8213 and get a connector on in about 90 seconds. Now, if I could just get the soldering done quickly . . .
 
WA4KLQ Rating: 5/5 Mar 29, 2009 18:08 Send this review to a friend
A must have piece of equipment  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a great piece of equipment that allows for easy installation of the PL-259 connector. It makes perfect installations simple and quick. I have made 16 installations and everyone have been perfect. I do not want to say it is foolproof because fools are so ingenious, but it is a piece of coax maintenance equipment that certainly speeds up the process that does not leave toolmarks on the connector.
 
N0XEM Rating: 5/5 Jan 27, 2009 20:11 Send this review to a friend
Very Easy!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After using the DXE-UT-8213 to strip the cables, using this unit makes putting on the connector a breeze! Very solid, clean and ready to solder in no time. Great addition to any shack!
 
K1QX Rating: 5/5 Jul 10, 2008 14:54 Send this review to a friend
New  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I make a lot of cable assemblies and with my arthritis, my hands get to hurting at the end of the day.

DX Engineering showed this new tool at Dayton 2008. This new tool will help with the installation of PL259's on to RG8 series cables (RG213, RG214 and LMR400). This tool threads on to the plug and allows you to screw the connecter on to the cable and properly seat it without the need for pliers or other tools that will damage the connector plug.

This is one of those ideas you go "D'oh" and wonder why it wasn't thought of earlier. The body is knurled for ease of holding and allows you to exert just the right force without damage to the cable or the connector.

Even though I do cables professionally, I would not hesitate to recommend this tool to the casual ham as it really does make cable assembly much easier.


 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.