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Old 08-02-2007, 07:15 PM
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Gee I must have been imagining the 10 years I spent in the boat lift business cutting all those stainless cables. Get a big pair of bolt cutters and it'll cut like butter.

Naturally the right tool would be perfect, but I don't see him buying cable cutters for 1 or 2 cuts. If he doesn't have the bolt cutters, a cutoff wheel works great as well.

Ill call your 10 years cutting weany boat lift cable and raise you 20 years in the material handling business. Cant cut a 100 ton wire rope with bolt cutters ..
Ever wonder why they are called " BOLT " cutters ?
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:19 PM
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Maybe what he meant is that bolt cutters crush & distort the bundle and don't cut cleanly. I'm sure you could cut cables with a hatchet if you were so disposed. It's just not the "best" way.
Thanks Chris , that is what I meant .. Never said nothing else would do the job ..Only that the proper tool always does it better.
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Ill call your 10 years cutting weany boat lift cable and raise you 20 years in the material handling business. Cant cut a 100 ton wire rope with bolt cutters ..
Ever wonder why they are called " BOLT " cutters ?

My cheap bolt cutters want cut it ,it made a mess of the test picse. I did use a cut off wheel, but it still wants to unravel. The factory wire looks like it has some kind of soldier on it?

The pick on the MSD coil I cut with a cut off wheel.the other look cut with a torch or something?
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The one to the right is a nice cut .. Now solder it and your all set
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The one to the right is a nice cut .. Now solder it and your all set
with a regular type solder gun? I dont think I can get the cable hot enough with it? will the alum solder hold?
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I was thinkin a torch and some 50/50 solder.
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Actually liquid electrical tape works real nice on 1/2 inch and smaller rope
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http://www.dxengineering.com/Product...D=90&DeptID=12
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I was thinkin a torch and some 50/50 solder.
I have a small little hand held torch,what about the solder?

I also have the liquid electrical tape ,will that be strong enough to hold it together?


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Yes the liquid electrical tape works good
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