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Let's say I have 2 strand 62.5 multi-mode fiberoptic cable. Is it possible to terminate it myself and, if so, how much would that cost?

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I don't think you can do this without special tools.  The fiber has to be perfectly lined up and I think the process is a bit more involved.

Just my humble opinion....

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I know it's a bear to terminate. I've heard that from more than one person.

I just wanted to know if it was possible to do it yourself and, if so, how much the ends cost and what kind of equipment is necessary.
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Yes you can do it yourself.
You will obviously need the knowledge and the tools.

Here in the UK a basic fibre temination kit is about £400 - £500 plus taxes (approx $1000).
May be cheaper elsewhere.

And the cost of the knowledge ........
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I haven't looked into it recently, and I understand it is much easier and less expensive today, but it is not recommended. You need specialty tools, and training to do it correctly. Also different types of fiber are terminated differently, and with different ends depending on it's use. Last time I looked, the termination kits ranged from $600-$40,000. I'm guessing you are not in the latter bracket. There may be less expensive systems today. However, if you have not received training I don't recommend trying, it is very fussy. Also once done, it should be tested and certified. The test unit sells for approximately $7500.  I used to do CAT5 terminations for a living, and owned the test gear, minus the fiber adapter, but due to all the different types of terminations, we always found it more economical to hire a specialist, with training and the appropriate equipment.
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For the most part, you cant do it yourself.  Even if you bought a low priced kit, fiber optic cable is very unforgiving.  A slight misallignment will cause the cable to fail.  

I wish there was an easy way to terminate the stuff.  At one time I heard about some kind of snap on connectors being made by leviton but I havne't seen any information confirming that.  
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I'm sorry for getting side tracked.

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