Cable can become frayed or contain
broken wires. Wear heavy leather-palmed
gloves when handling cable. Frayed or
broken wires can injure hands. Failure to
comply may result in injury to personnel.
If the end of the cable is welded, the
welded end should be cut off. This will
allow the distortion of the cable strands,
caused by the sharp bend around the
wedge, to adjust themselves at the end
of the line.
Make sure there are no rough edges on
the wedge socket.
Cut off a short length of cable 2-3 in. (51-76 mm)
and set aside.
(2) Route cable (1) through hook block sheave (2).
(3) Place wedge socket (3) in vise.
(4) Make a loop in the cable (1) and put free (dead) end
of cable back through hole in wedge socket (3).
The dead end of the cable should extend
from the socket for a distance of 6 to 9 times
the cable diameter.
(5) Position cable (1) and wedge (4) in wedge socket (3).
(6) Drive wedge (4) and cable loop into wedge socket