Rated 4 out of 5Â by Pinhead5238 Crimp tool
if you need a tool to crimp these accessories
get a bolt cropper they are perfect
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bryanangela Security
The components I purchase fitted the bill to a tee
Rated 4 out of 5Â by VilofALLtrades Very Useful - can save a lot
These accessories can help bring a really great finish to simple wire rope applications like garden trellis and much cheaper than buying specific fixings. It is a real shame that the neither the catalogue, website nor packaging carry any instructions of their correct use, nor indicate a cheap crimping tool.
Adapting some of the earlier reviews I had great success. I placed the rope in the long ferrules to make an eyelet, then in my bench vice I taped a large round nail to the centre of each face, then aligned the completed eyelet in the jaws so the nails sat in the natural groove. Finally just tighten the vice and it gives a really professional crimp more than strong enough for garden use. Looks great as trellis for my grape vine with some small turnbuckles to help tension.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dreamcell Instructions?
I bought these to fix some wire ropes for plants to climb. It isn't clear what to do with them, and some intructions would help. In the end I passed the wire through the 8-shape to make a loop, and put the end cap on the end and whacked the fitting with a sledge hammer to compress the fittings against the wire. This appears to work well, but wouldn't suit every occassion. The wire is very taught and they don't seem to slip.