8 Tips for Oval Sleeve Installation

Here we go…….. a really great read for the Nicopress procedure from our friends at Sailing Services in Florida.

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A customer recently contacted us about a dinghy lift bridle that he had made that had failed in during its first use. Luckily no one was hurt, but the boat was a write off. The bridle was constructed of 7×7 wire rope oval sleeves to attach the wire to the center lift point. The bridle failed when the wire pulled out of all three of the oval sleeves.

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Oval sleeves are a very common method of terminating wire, especially the more flexible types such as 7×7 and 7×19. Correctly installed oval sleeves will hold up to 90% of the rated strength of the wire. Here are 8 tips for making sure that your Oval Sleeve installation is done correctly:

1.      Make sure you are using the correctly sized tool. There are many different tools available for compressing oval sleeves, some have only one swaging cavity while others have several…

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