If you have a west marine store nearby they will crimp them for you.
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Crankup tower cables
> 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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