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RG6 is the industry standard for cable television applications. Compression connectors are the standard for termination.

Now, the location of cut (near one end of the cable or somewhere along the way) will determine if the best solution. If the cut is near the end, a simple replacement of the connector might be the way to go. If the cut is in the middle, re-running the coaxial cable might be best.

Sure, the option to put connectors on each end of the cut and use a coupler to join the two sections together is there, but sometimes simplicity is the way to go. 🙂

I would also suggest purchasing the tools designed to work with coaxial cable from a hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowes. While the tools may only be used once or twice before being put away, proper preparation and termination will ensure the best results. 🙂

The three tools needed are: cable cutters (rounded blades to help prevent the crushing of the dielectric around the center conductor), a preparation tool (to strip off the outer jacket and shielding at the proper lengths) and a compression tool (to compress the replacement connector(s) onto the coaxial cable).

Last year, I submitted a video demonstrating the technique for prepping and terminating tri-shielded coaxial cable. I don't have the URL for the posted video, but it should be easy to find. 🙂

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