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    Default Wire Fids Custom made highest quality

    I have custom made WIRE FIDS for sale. I make these one at a time with the best materials. I am selling these is PAIRS. A HEAVY DUTY and a LIGHT/MEDIUM duty wire Fids. Each one is 16" in length with a 2" rubber covered metal handle w/lanyard. These are $24 a set SHIPPED ($18+$6). If interested, please PM ME. Thanks
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    Rookie question: I get what fids are for, pulling a rope end back into the rope to bury it and make an eye, but how exactly is the rope end affixed to the wire fid so it is secure and smooth?

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    Fold the strands over the tip of the wire. Best you have the taper done. It holds through the pull.
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    Fold them over and tape them?
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    No tape necessary. The fold and squeeze of the wire is usually enough. Tape falls off inside the braids and ruins the splice.... At least for me.
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    Have you ever tried those nose-cone-looking things, they look like they would go through nicely?
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    Those won't work on a 16 strand eye splice. Barely enough room for the wire
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    Nice work! If I didn't make myself a set already I would be all over them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sotc View Post
    Those won't work on a 16 strand eye splice. Barely enough room for the wire
    Oh ok. I was doing an easy brummel on hollow braid, thinking they would work well in that app anyway.
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    Most splices on tenex I use electrical tape and tape up the tapered end and just push that thru.

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