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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Nicopress swags
From: "Bob" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 00:52:24 -0000
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Greg -

I've used the Nicopress brand manual "bolt-cutter type" crimping tools with
Nicopress brand sleeves and end-stops for about 30-years and have never had
a failure in a single application. 

The Nicopress tools are extremely expensive, but I've saved enough money not
buying Crosby clips for my guy wire installations to easily pay for the
tools and have money left over.  Not only that, but a Nicopress fitting goes
on in a tiny fraction of the time it takes to apply the wire rope clips.

If you only have a few sleeves to apply, however, the tool will not be

Good luck.

73, Bob - W3YY

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 3:53 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Nicopress swags

Finally about ready to recable my tower.  Just received the 7x19 galv
aircraft cable, the swag sleevs and thimbles.

My question is ....are the boltcutter type swagging tools just as good as
the hydraulic or electric presses?  I know the tool for the 1/4 sleeves is
pretty much only for that size and there is another tool for the smaller
sizes.  I expected to be able to find a local marine outfit to be able to
crimp the sleeves for me.....but he charges $12-$15 for each sleeve....using
a hydraulic swagger.  Im  tempted to get the 1/4 hand tool myself and use
the one at ACE for the smaller crimps.  Are the crimps with the hand tool
just as strong as the hydraulic?

I would think if the nicopress specs have a part number for the hand tool
for the 1/4 in sleeves that it should be fine.  Im using the zinc plated
cooper sleeves....two for each end.



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