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aostling
08-13-2007, 10:41 PM
I saw this on the Hyde Street Pier at San Francisco. I don't know if you can splice wire cable without a vise, but it looks like it makes the job a lot easier. Who makes, and sells, such equipment?

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/aostling/splicingvise.jpg

Rookie machinist
08-13-2007, 10:48 PM
There is a name on the vise looks like "meca" and I cant read the rest. If you know any body thats an iron worker they might know.

Forrest Addy
08-13-2007, 11:06 PM
I've always heard of these thing called "rigger's screws" or "rigger's vises". I've done a little wire splicing. It's as good a way to get dirty and bloody as any.

Most loggers, wharf builder, and donkey operators soon learn to splice wire rope improvising a jig by driving 30d nails in a handy tree stump or the head of a piling.

I'm most comfortable with the logger's splice shown in the photo but the smoother rigger's splice where spliced strands are tapered by clipped away a few wires at every tuck is a bit trickier but not difficult.

If you're devoted to activities using wire rope, a rigger's screw bolted to a frame that hooks into the receiver hitch of your tender truck is a shrewd piece of equipment to have.

Dragons_fire
08-14-2007, 01:18 AM
There is a name on the vise looks like "meca" and I cant read the rest. If you know any body thats an iron worker they might know.

Almost looks like it say s"MECANO" :D

oldtiffie
08-14-2007, 08:15 AM
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Ries
08-14-2007, 12:09 PM
Here they are-
in four sizes, the largest being a Super Supreme Beaver.

http://beavertoolsales.com/wireroperigging.htm

TGTool
08-14-2007, 01:21 PM
Here they are-
in four sizes, the largest being a Super Supreme Beaver.

http://beavertoolsales.com/wireroperigging.htm

Whew, I wonder how many smart alecks they get coming in to say, "I just thought I'd drop in and get a little beaver. Nyuck, nyuck." Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

Mcgyver
08-14-2007, 01:45 PM
Whew, I wonder how many smart alecks they get coming in to say, "I just thought I'd drop in and get a little beaver. Nyuck, nyuck." Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

it's the Super Supreme Beaver with a 23" Front Jaw Spread that scares the crap outa me.

wierdscience
08-14-2007, 11:46 PM
Having used a few of those all I can say is thank God for Spectra.

gmatov
08-15-2007, 03:17 AM
The Beaver vise is to hold the wire while you put clips on it.

Not to hold real rope to splice.

Cheers,

George.