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Hand Swage Gauge

$16.98 Includes GST

Hand Swage Measuring Gauge Close Up
Hand Swage Measuring Gauge Close Up
Hand Swage Measuring Gauge Close Up

Hand Swage Gauge

$16.98 Includes GST

Our unique Hand Swage Measuring Gauge allows you to KNOW that your work is properly completed and affords the strength of a professional swaging job.

Hand Swage Gauge

This is a hand swage gauge to check the quality of cable (wire rope) swaged hand swages or sleeves. It measures the resultant crimped ferrule and works for cable stops, oval, and duplex (figure 8) swages. The gauge is used to verify the crimp is less than the maximum after-swage diameter.

The Hand Swage Gauge is what you need to ensure that your Ferrules (Crimps) are properly swaged – its actually a technical process – you don’t just hit them with a hammer, throw them in a vice, or squish then with locking pliers

With 1000’s sold worldwide- this time proven unit comes with a LIFETIME warranty that  makes it even more of a bargain. Just finish a swage,, position the tool over the wire, and check if it will pass…

Couple this with our Fencing Tension Gauge and you have the economical means of pulling your wire to the same tension EVERY time. Click here for Tension Gauge

Application:

  1. Choose the proper swager and sleeve combination. The chart in the instruction sheet indicates the recommended number of compressions for each size and type of sleeve.
  2. Determine if you need the greatest holding power – and if so allow the end of the cable to protrude beyond the end of the swage / sleeve a distance equal to approx twice the diameter of the cable.
  3. To properly compress the sleeve, you must keep the jaws of the swager at right angles to the sleeve being compressed.  Ensure that the sleeve is properly aligned with the grooves in the jaws. Then fully close the handles of the swager. Note it is recommended that you use the swager against a horizontal bench or support and apply your weight evenly to the upper handle.
  4. Next, you insert the compressed portion of the sleeve into the Hand Swage Gauge. It must fit easily
    into the gauge. If the swage is not acceptable, please adjust or upgrade your swaging tool.
  5. For added security, we recommend that all assemblies have a prototype proof-tested (stressed to destruction to measure effective MBS)

So – Swage the ferrule – check the outcome ….Simple…

Features & Benefits:

  • One Handed operation
  • Die Cut for exact precision work every single time!
  • Suits Aluminium, Copper and even Stainless Steel Swages and Cable Stops.

Suitability:

  • Metric Wire Rope
    • Aluminium, Copper, or Nickel Coated Copper Oval Ferrules / Swages for cables and
      wire rope of diameters  = 0.8mm, 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.4mm, 3.2mm, 4.0mm, 4.8mm
    • Copper or Nickel Coated Copper Oval Cable Stops for cables and wire rope of diameters  = 0.8mm, 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.4mm, 3.2mm, 4.0mm, 4.8mm, 5.0mm
    • Stainless Steel Oval Sleeves = 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.4mm, 3.2mm, 4.0mm, 4.8mm, 5.0mm
  • Imperial Wire Rope
    • Aluminium, Copper, or Nickel Coated Copper Oval Ferrules / Swages for cables and wire rope of diameters  = 1/32″, 3/64″, 1/16″, 3/32″,1/8″, 5/32″, 3/16″
    • Copper or Nickel Coated Copper Oval Cable Stops for cables and wire rope of diameters  = 1/32″, 3/64″, 1/16″, 3/32″,1/8″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″
    • Stainless Steel  Oval Sleeves / Ferrules / Swages = 3/64″, 1/16″, 3/32″,1/8″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″

Dimensions are:

  • Length = 51mm
  • Width = 93mm

An interesting article by Kitplanes on the failures in aircraft due to poor quality swaged cable (“The Big Squeeze”) can be viewed at: Why Kitplanes Crash.

They are industry fabrication quality and IMHO – one of the best hand tools around to make sure the job is done RIGHT!

Weight.05 kg
Coating

None

Color

Black

Material

Cobalt Steel

Power Source

Electric, Manual

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