I just got certified to do Wild Blue installations, and am in training, and gathering all necessary tools/supplies, and even though this is the Directv section, the same rule of thumb applies, as far as connectors go. I currently own this compression tool http://www.homedepot.com/buy/electr...tor-compression-tool-30-603.html#.UGZ1QlH9zW4 and have used the PPC EX6XL connectors with it, and it works great. The guy that is training me prefers the PCT TRS-6 connectors, which are a bit shorter than the EX6XL connectors, so the first time I tried the PCT connector in my compression tool, it didn't do what it was supposed to do, and pulled right off the cable. The guy training me said I just needed to adjust the travel on my compression tool, so I did that, leaving just enough room for the PCT connector to fit in the tool, and tried to compress it, and it broke in half. I know the PCT has a different way of sealing than the PPC, but it's basically the same principle, correct? I'm wondering if there is something simple I'm missing, or if maybe the Ideal compression tool just doesn't work that well with the PCT connectors. I could just get this tool http://www.pctstore.com/F_connector_tool_cable_crimper_PCTRHCTAS_p/pctrhctas.htm but I'm trying to watch the spending...if I can. Any advice/input greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!