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Old 11-13-05, 01:23 AM
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Thumbs up Need some help finding the right tool!

I could use some help finding the right tool and equipment- appreciate any help you can offer.

I have a straight piece of cable, 1/8 inch thick.
I want to take one end and fold it back to form a loop.
To keep this loop from unfolding I believe I need a "Cable Crimper"
Is this correct, and what is the hardware called that fits over the two cables and gets "crimped"?

Thank you so much!!
 
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Old 11-13-05, 02:15 AM
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Compression Sleeves and Tools for Wire Rope
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Old 11-13-05, 06:03 AM
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I have used exactly what GWIZ mentioned with great results several times.
 
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Old 11-13-05, 11:03 PM
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Compression Sleeves and Tools for Wire Rope
page 1256, 1257


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GWIZ,

Thank you so much, the "Compressed Oval Loop" is exactly what I want. The next question would be what tool is best for this? Can I use a hand held crimper or will I need the more expensive table top models to generate enough crimping power?

thanks

Jim
 
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Old 11-14-05, 04:32 AM
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Depends on the size of cable. I bought the hand crimper that you simply use a wrench on. Tool 3582T3 shows it will handle 1/8", 5/32", and 3/16" so you should be fine.
 
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Old 11-14-05, 05:27 AM
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Hardware stores also sell various sizes of cable clamps that tighten down by tightening 2 nuts. It's recommended that you use 2 of them per loop.
 
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Old 11-14-05, 12:02 PM
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I suggest you look thru the first 15 pages or so, starting with page 1256.
They will make up cables for you.
They have pre made cables.
You can get bolt together crimps. as stated in post # 6


I don't see any problems with using a hand crimping tool.
You need to match the tool with the "crimp sleeve" material you want to use.

What I don't see is a tool listed if you want to use the 304 stainless "crimp sleeves". page 1256
 
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Old 11-16-05, 12:15 AM
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Thanks for your advice guys, I appreciate it.

Just wondering, is there anything less expensive than Tool3582T3?

I will not be lifting anything with the compressed loop, it is for security only. We don't want high school kids stealing our 1/2 X 6 eye bolts. Any ideas?

thanks

Jim
 
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Old 11-16-05, 04:32 AM
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rent one or have somebody do it for you

they are used in boat rigging so if there is a shop in your area they could do it for you .

im sure they are used in other industries to or you should be able to order it with a eye spliced in , it wil just take some reasearch
 
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Old 11-16-05, 04:39 AM
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Here, a local hardware store has sleeves and a crimper behind a service desk.
They will let you use the tool if you bring in your cable or rent it if you need it somewhere else.
Maybe you have a store nearby that offers the same.
 
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