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Re: [TowerTalk] Cutting 3/16" EHS...

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cutting 3/16" EHS...
From: Charles Gallo <>
Reply-to: Charles Gallo <>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 21:33:42 -0500
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On 12/11/2006 Bob Maser wrote:

> HK Porter makes a tool that slices thru 3/16" like butter.  Cost is about 
> $30.  The advantage of cutting versus grinding is the cut end is perfect and 
> it goes thru the nicopress fittings whereas grinding them causes a burr. 
> The tool is like a pair of scissors but with a much smaller cutting head.

> Bob  W6TR

Disclaimer - I have NOT done EHS, but I used to work for a hoist
repair company, and used to cut a LOT of hoist cable.  One of the
standard methods was a SHARP cold chisel, and a steel bucking block as
an anvil.  We'd wrap the cable with electrical tape, put the cable on
the anvil (we usually used a 12" I beam section, or one of our
workbenches, which had 1/2 steel tops) put the chisel on it, and give
it a GOOD whack with a 5 lb lump hammer - surprise, the cable just

73 de KG2V

For the Children - RKBA!


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