How to use cable swage tool
Place the sleeve into the tool jaws. Use Swaging gauge provided with the tool to check proper after swage diameter. Slide the metal sleeve over the end and down the steel cable if you are making a loop. Compressed sleeve should slide freely into size slot of gauge.
Note the proper orientation of the swage tool cavity with the aluminum sleeve.A swaging tool has notched jaws and each notch fits a specific sized steel cable. Learn how to use a hand swage tool to crimp ferrules for stainless wire balustrade. The permanent loops at the ends of these bundles of cable are made with a swaging tool. To create a permanent loop or a splice in a steel cable, you need to crimp a metal sleeve onto two pieces of steel wire. You need to ensure that the metal sleeves is sized to the steel wire or the connection created by the swaging tool will not hold. How to Use a Swaging Tool Hunker. Pull the end of the steel cable up and over the running side of the steel cable and insert the end of the cable into the metal sleeve if you are making a loop.
To assure maximum holding allow the end of the cable to extend beyond the sleeve after it is compressed.Sleeves elongate after compression. Cable splicing is much easier if the cable is cut clean without frayed ends. Tool menards swaging harbor freight bench type table top mountable wire lug.