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    Default splicing vise

    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?

    Allan

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rookie machinist
    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"

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    Default Splicing

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    Here they are-
    in four sizes, the largest being a Super Supreme Beaver.

    http://beavertoolsales.com/wireroperigging.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ries
    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.
    .
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGTool
    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.

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    Having used a few of those all I can say is thank God for Spectra.

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    The Beaver vise is to hold the wire while you put clips on it.

    Not to hold real rope to splice.

    Cheers,

    George.

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