|The thimble is inserted into the loop to prevent kinking the cable. Any kinks in cable can lead to excessive wear and tear, thus allowing the cable to break.|
|This is the business end of a "Nicopress" Compression Tool with a "Nicopress" Sleeve in its jaws.|
This is the completed assembly of our cable to turn buckle. From left to right: Cable, "Nicopress" Sleeves, Thimble, Shackle, and turn buckle eye.Notice the piece of wire inserted into the shackle pin. It will keep the pin from unscrewing itself by accident.
Some comments & suggestions from our visitors:
ick Spring, Markville Theatrix tells us: there is a pic. of a shackle with ac cable (aircraft cable) attached to a shackle with wire through the pin eye. you may want to mention that this can also be called "mousing". this is a term I recently learned so I thought I'd pass it on
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