So, I've done about 20 compression fittings over the last 2 days (probably 15 one day and 5 another). My fingers have been rubbed raw. Specifically my thumb and index from pushing and twisting on the connector. I shave about 1/4" off the di-electric and another 1/4" off the sleeve and then the other 1/2" is sleeved. By the time I get 1/6th of the way down the sleeve it becomes very hard to slide the fitting on. I couldn't imagine doing this everyday without either building calluses on my fingertips and/or finding a better way. One thing I considered was heat but I cant get the right amount of control from my lighter to make that effective. (Most of the trials resulted in the cable getting too hot and bunching up, thereby making it near impossible to get the fitting on).