We do a reasonable amount of rope splicing for customers here at Sailing Chandlery and tend to use the same tools most of the time.
Whether you want to add an eye splice into your ropes or you want to practice the latest splicing techniques here are our 7 must have rope splicing tools. These tools will allow you to get that essential rope work completed and to start splicing rope.
One of our favourite splicing tools. The D splicer set comes with a handle and four different sized needles which can be easily changed depending on the size of rope you are dealing with.
Each needle has a wire loop where you can insert the end of the rope and gently pull it through up inside another rope, or through a rope.
If you didn't want to buy a full set of four needles they are available to buy individually with a plastic handle:
This splicing fid is perfect for splicing braided and dyneema 12 strand ropes. This version supports ropes up to 4mm thick.
You can dig out cores from covers, feed ropes through themselves, and in some cases feed this fid down the inside of a dyneema core.
The fid also has a handy gripper which catches and holds the rope while you're working with it.
The same as number #2 but this version supports ropes up to 5mm thick.
Have you ever tried cutting dyneema with basic scissors? Did you chew through it making a real mess and it took forever?
With a set of D splicer scissors you'll be able to glide through 12 strand dyneema and other ropes easily with the laser cut blades.
The scissors are also very comfortable to use.
An essential tool for any sailor.
Whip those rope ends, or add a couple of stitches to your rope work.
Available in various colours we recommend Kingfishers medium whipping twine which is 0.9mm thick.
If you're going to add stitches to your rope work then you'll need needles.
This handy pack of 5 needles in various sizes comes in a little cardboard pack for safe storage.
An ideal tool for in the boat park where you might not be able to have electric.
Fire the rope knife up and the gas will ignite and heat up the metal blade allowing you to glide through smaller ropes sealing them along the way.
Have you got questions? Get in touch with our friendly team who will be happy to help. We are also able to provide you with a quote for your rope work if you require.
If this is all too much for you and you don't have the time then join many of our other customers who use our rope splicing service. Get in touch and we would be happy to provide you with a quote.
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