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Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:01:30 PM »
Looking for thin plastic covered stainless steel cable, the kind used for speed ropes. Also whatever tools are parts need to crimp and clamp together. Anyone use this stuff ever? Could be used for quick release gear??

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 08:10:17 AM »
There are countless styles of cable sleeves, ferrules, swage fittings, etc depending on application.

We use both bench mounted pneumatic and cordless electric swagers depending on the assembly. If one needs not production capacity, there are manual, handheld versions.  One could just as easily get a press and have a die made to suit the ferrule deformation necessary for a proper connection.

Coated cable is available in different alloys some with plating.  Coatings come in different polymers and colors.

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 01:16:48 PM »
Ryan, thanks for the input! Just need a point in the right direction. Who do I start with?

Coated Cable (Black, UV resistant, stainless, flexible, small diameter) and the appropriate tools and fittings for joining that cable.

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 03:05:44 AM »
Check the different Nico-press options and swages. Check Paragear.com for easy access(although a little more expensive) and fast shipping. They also have the black coated cable as well as the yellow three ring cutaway.

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 04:37:43 PM »
Thanks, I will!

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 01:07:21 AM »
I used to buy these from Amazon. Loos galvanized steel wire rope, nylon coated, 7x7 strands + ferrules, Lehig swaging tool.

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 09:40:17 AM »
Thanks, Bootcat, I'll look into those!

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 01:34:05 AM »
Forgot to mention that I found this cable type in USGI ballistic vests contract documents, so it's "Mil-Spec" in a way.
Nowadays I would rather look for plastic cables instead of steel - medics tell me that steel cables makes for very fine shrapnel when hit and are a PITA to extract from flesh.

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 11:57:25 AM »
Bootcat, these are going to be for attaching slings to a hard point on a rifle. I'm almost leaning toward a "soft" loop like some sort of abrasion resistant cord?

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 02:46:05 AM »
Try Dacron, Spectra, Vectran, HMA or Technora. They are all hollow core and braided so you could easily make a neat finger trapped solution or sew it into something. Dacron can often be ordered in different colors althoug its a little thicker. Spectra is white, so that might not be an option. Vectran and HMA are slightly tan-ish in color and the Technora I have seen is black. All of these lines are rated for several hundred pounds tensile strenght and are fairly abrasion resistant as well.

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 11:06:11 AM »
Thanks for the info. I'll look into those.

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2017, 01:48:48 AM »
Again, the easiest solution is to look at Ebay for flying kite cord in Kevlar. I did some slings with Kevlar cord loops - very resistant stuff but a hard sell as it looks like a fine shoestring...

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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 07:51:33 AM »
Again, the easiest solution is to look at Ebay for flying kite cord in Kevlar. I did some slings with Kevlar cord loops - very resistant stuff but a hard sell as it looks like a fine shoestring...
What he said. Kevlar kite line works great and this was available in black.  I'm fond of the natural pale yellow Kevlar color but others don't like it.



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Re: Plastic Covered Cable and Clamps
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 07:55:44 AM »
This stuff worked well too and, like Bootcat mentioned, it's slightly more substantial.  We used with Duraflex's Beastie Ds.  Standard injection molded hardware failed and aluminum handguards suffered deformation before this failed.  Dunno if that's a good thing.

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