I was cheap and bought a compression tool from China.
I could not see paying 3 times more for one, used at home on occasion.
Now connectors, I buy the good ones. I like BNC over F, but the new F type are not to bad.
Ming was made in China too. Paid 22 bucks in the Amazon Jungle for it. I got the F59 connectors because the lightning supressors I bought have F connections on them. The tool came with dies for BNC and RCA compression fittings too. Its not the best, but once adjusted properly, is does the job correctly. I wrote a review on it in the jungle place.
I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator