Cable Glide question

Amiers

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Electrical tape and good sharp cutters to cut a clean end. Then rotate the wire rope into the hole the same direction the wire threads run. Also jamming an oversized wire into the hole will also make it much harder.
 
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Clean cut is important. Also loosen the lock nut almost all the way so you get the maximum travel of the release “shaft”. I almost run them off the thread.
 

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Makes a world of difference. Glad it helped
 

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A torch (cutting) will give you a nice sealed end that won't fray. Make sure you don't leave a ball on the end as it won't fit in the glide.
 

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A torch (cutting) will give you a nice sealed end that won't fray. Make sure you don't leave a ball on the end as it won't fit in the glide.
So will a sharp set of Felco's, keeping up on tool maintenance and a modicum of skill. C'mon now, nobody uses a torch to cut wire rope. Why would it even be necessary?
 
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Murica is why.
I withdraw my question: I just found a YouTube video on how to cut 1/8" with a hammer and cold chisel. :wall:o_O
 

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So will a sharp set of Felco's, keeping up on tool maintenance and a modicum of skill. C'mon now, nobody uses a torch to cut wire rope. Why would it even be necessary?
Ever built radio/TV towers? It's a young person's job and I don't recommend it... but we used torches to cut EHS wire rope guy wire because frankly almost nothing else portable would cut through the 7/8" - 1.5" on the shorter, less loaded towers. On the bigger ones... well, when the guy line is the diameter of your forearm the cutting options are even more limited.
 

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Ever built radio/TV towers? It's a young person's job and I don't recommend it... but we used torches to cut EHS wire rope guy wire because frankly almost nothing else portable would cut through the 7/8" - 1.5" on the shorter, less loaded towers. On the bigger ones... well, when the guy line is the diameter of your forearm the cutting options are even more limited.
Sticking within the hardware originally being asked about, and what we might realistically encounter in the average work environment.

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