SIT-3161 - Cutter - Top
SIT-2001 - Small Swaging Tool - Middle
SIT-0014 - SIT-1016 Sleeves - Bottom
Here is an economical way to make your own
swaged rigging for your sailboat. These tools are much cheaper
than the Hydrolic ones and may even cost less than a custom
made set of standing rigging even with the cost of the cable
The cutter is pretty self explanatory, but
the swaging tool is not obvious. The way it works is you
position the sleeve in the tool and tighten the bolts with
a wrench, just as in the illustration below.
When an oval sleeve is swaged properly with
a "Swage-It" tool, the fitting will hold the rated
strength of a copper oval sleeve. When using the tool for
loop ends, one oval sleeve will hold the full strength on
7X7 or 7X19 cable.
Our standard zinc plated, copper oval sleeves
are capable of supporting the tested breaking strength of
the cable to which they are attached, when properly applied
with a "SWAGE-IT" tool.
Always use a five to one safety factor when
designing cable assemblies. If the breaking strength of
the cable is 2000 lbs. (1.8" 7X19 galv. Cable) then
the maximum load to which the cable is subjected should
never exceed 400 lbs.
tools are precision manufactured of steel. They use grade
8 bolts for strength and durability. All tools are plated
for maximum rust protection and pre-lubed for working ease.
Our Zinc plated copper sleeves will work well
with either stainless steel or galvanized cable
Instructions for using
SIT-2001 - Swaging Tool:
1/16" and 3/32" cable:
1) Insert bolts with washers in holes
on either side of size to be used
2) Insert sleeve in proper hole (centered);
tighten bolts LIGHTLY to hold sleeve in place.
3) Insert cable and double back through
sleeve, extending cut end approx. 1/16" through sleeve.
4) If using thimble, insert at this time
and hold cable snug against thimble while folloowing step
5) Tighten bolds EVENLY to bring two halves
of tool tightly together
Complete steps 1-5 above. Then loosen
bolts, move tool and repeat step 5 at both ends of sleeve
to produce THREE SWAGED AREAS separated by ridges approx
When using 1x19 strand cable, use two
sleeves at each
Lubricate bolts occasionally for easier