Wire Rope

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Stuart
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Wire Rope

Postby Stuart » Sun May 22, 2016 6:54 pm

I have 3/16 Stainless Steel 7-19 wire rope for center board. I can find plated copper crimps but now I'm thinking stainless steal screw clamps. Any reason not to use three screw clamps for looping the wire rope.

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Re: Wire Rope

Postby specialk » Tue May 24, 2016 6:19 am

I use to make these for may dad all the time... you can make a press out of a bottle jack...it is not hard...

hope this helps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBlvFRDHdgM
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Re: Wire Rope

Postby Stuart » Thu May 26, 2016 11:33 am

Thanks special. That was an interesting link. I have ordered three stainless steel threaded clamps to loop the wire over the eye. Good idea to use a bottle jack press to close a swage crimp though. Just never thought of it before the money left my hand. :(


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