Designed for looping and swaging ends of wire rope
Great for light-duty applications
Durable aluminum construction is built to last
out of 13 reviews
100% recommend this product
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Oct 26, 2018
I picked these up to repair the eye loop where the shackle attaches to the winch cable on my trai...
I picked these up to repair the eye loop where the shackle attaches to the winch cable on my trailer. The description says it is rated for light duty so even though a 3/16 wire rope is rated for about 4,000 pounds you need to bear that in mind. And no overhead lifting. You get two ferrules and two stops, so this could be used to join two cables as well. You really should use a swaging tool with these, as proper swaged these will have a lot more holding power. Home depot carries the tool and they are not very expensive.
Wire rope is easily cut with an angle grinder and a 40 grit metal cut off wheel. Then wire rope ...
Wire rope is easily cut with an angle grinder and a 40 grit metal cut off wheel. Then wire rope can be made into lengths or extended to hold up or form barriers. This ferrule is used with 3/16" wire rope. You can form an eye loop in the end by adding a thimble. You can also connect 2 lengths wire rope using a ferrule. A swaging tool is essential to compress the ferrule correctly and 2 people are needed to keep it in position. The stop is used to prevent the end from moving. I use these aluminum ferrules to hold up the stainless steel wire rope that holds up the mast on my sailboat. The wire rope does not last in the salt air and at the first sign of one strand breaking I replace the entire wire rope. I do not need the wire rope breaking under stress while under sail. The ferrules out last the wire rope.
Worked out perfect for the 3/16" cables that I made...
Worked out perfect for the 3/16" cables that I made a loop on one end and secured the other end to arrowhead anchors. I used a 24" hand swager to crimp the ferrules and stop sets. Anything less than 24" will take a greater amount of effort to literally crush the ferrule securely to the cable. Following instructions as far as the thickness of the cable and ferrule, it's recommended that each ferrule is to be crimped 4 times. While using the swager, the ferrules elongated when pressure was applied but never showed any sign of splitting or separating.
Dec 6, 2020
This ferrules do a really nice job. You do need to be careful with the stops and make sure they ...
This ferrules do a really nice job. You do need to be careful with the stops and make sure they are alined properly in the crimper or you will cut them in half. Also, the HD crimping tool is difficult to use with these ferrules you need one with at least a 24” arm to properly crimp they. The HD tool only has 18” arms and I was not able to get enough pressure into it and I can still bench press 225 at my age of 67.
It was difficult to get the wire rope started into...
It was difficult to get the wire rope started into the ferrule. If the end of the wire rope was misshapen at all it wouldn’t enter the hole. I ended up carefully grinding a cone shape on the end of the cable and twisting the cable as I pushed it into the hole.