Why would you want to use mechanical swage fittings?
Quick Attach™ fittings are precision machined from grade 316 stainless steel and Lloyds approved under #97/00200 for holding power of at least 90% of the maximum break load of the wire rope used.
Special attention has been placed on the strength of the terminals, which usually results in the wire breaking before the fitting gets distorted.
The advantage of Quick Attach™ fittings over conventional fittings is the arrangement of the wedges on the outside of the cable. This makes assembly much easier and allows different types of wire to be used with the same fitting.
Quick Attach™ fittings are ideal for repair of rigging without swaging and for many other industrial or architectural uses where the exact length of the cable cannot be determined beforehand or where assembly needs to take place on-site.
Quick Attach Fittings are not recommended for “permanent” standing rigging on boats over 19 feet or boats using wire over 3/16″ diameter.
3 Easy Steps
- Unscrew and verify components
- Place cable through cone. Insert cable 1/4″ to 3/8″ through wedge set. Place washer over cable and assemble.
- Tighten lock screw and you’re done!