What if you don’t need installer quality tools?

This compression tool will set you back just a little more than the cost of a latte from your favorite coffee house. I can’t guarantee it will hold up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week of use for years on end, but if you’re a homeowner who just makes the occasional cable here or there, you probably don’t need to spend any more than that.

You see, Solid Signal caters to a lot of different people. We sell to installation professionals who need to depend on high-quality tools and to DIY’ers who use stuff once and put it in a drawer. That’s why you’ll find dozens of choices when you look at our selection of installation tools. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s the same thing with wire and cables and especially with meters. There are satellite signal finders for under $30 and fancy meters that cost thousands of dollars. While they all do a lot of the same things, there are good reasons that a professional needs that expensive meter and maybe you don’t. Some of the meters we sell at Solid Signal can help an installation professional cut 20 minutes off each install. If he’s doing 6 installs a day, that 20 minutes adds up and gets him home to his family faster. On the other hand, if you’re the type who just pulls out a meter once a year because you live somewhere windy and need to make sure the dish is ok, you probably don’t need something that expensive.

It may seem a little overwhelming choosing from all the tools we have, which is why we’re here to help! If you’re not sure what to choose, call Solid Signal at 877.312.4547 and we’ll be able to recommend just what you need. We don’t want you to spend any more money than you have to, so you can come back to us and spend your savings on the stuff you really need!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.