[TowerTalk] Cutting 3/16" Stainless Steel Guy Cable

Pete Smith n4zr@contesting.com
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 19:26:01 +0000

At 12:16 PM 7/19/00 -0700, George Fremin III - K5TR wrote:
>Huh?  I have found that even the small bolt cutters  - handles
>in the 12" long length cut 1/4" EHS with ease and they
>are not very expensive.  I wrap about two wraps of
>duct tape around the guy wire and cut it in the middle of 
>the tape - works great.

I agree - my current pair cost $18, and are about 14 inches long.  I
wouldn't like to make 30 cuts an hour for a whole 8-hr. shift, but for a
tower's worth in a day they work fine.

73, Pete Smith N4ZR

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