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Subject: [TowerTalk] Crankup tower cables
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 17:36:43 -0600
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After exhaustive research and many many replies regarding 
nicopress cable swaging, I think I may plunge and buy 
their swag tool for 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4 cable.

Before I do, I was wondering about other folks here who 
have crank up towers who would be interested in having me 
make up cable assemblies for far less than what a 
manufacturer would charge.

For example, a friend of mine was quoted $85 before 
shipping for one cable  assembly from US Tower for a 
TX-438.  About 44ft of 1/4 7x19 galvanized aircraft cable. 
Not sure of prices yet if I do this, but I think I would 
do it for about $35-$40 plus shipping.

Assembly would be in accordance with the Nicopress 
instructions and each crimp checked with their gauge.  I 
would only use zinc plated copper nicopress sleeves as 
stainless requires the use of a pneumatic or hydraulic 
press on 1/4 inch cable.
Although assembly would be in accordance with their 
instructions, I would also require a signed waiver of 
liability for my own protection.

Anyone who may be interested in something like this please 
let me know.


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