Swaging Tool for 1/16 Diameter Cable

The hand-tool, shown in the first figure, enables the reliable swaging of 1/16″ cable and cable fittings. To make a connection, clamp the fitting into the tool’s jaws which are cut to match the shape of the eye or terminal being used. If possible, select an eye that exactly matches the diameter of cable you are using. Assemble it with a nut on one side of the handle and a washer on the other side; this will hold everything tightly together while you work (below). The hole in the handle is intended for a jam nut. The second number gives diameter of inner wire or rope; for example, if using No. 9 wires use “9”. The third number is the outside diameter of the fitting.


Assemble and Disassemble Your Cable Assembling a cable by hand swaging involves four basic steps–cutting, stripping, placing the parts together, and crimping them. Be sure to cut your wires to correct length before you start. The thickness of insulation should be about equal to two-thirds of its outer diameter so that it can be pressed down tightly on both sides between the fitting’s “eye” or “terminal”. You should also try to match these dimensions as closely as possible when cutting holes in your wire rope for cable fittings.

Rule for Cutting Wire Rope First cut your cable with a hacksaw blade set for half an inch or more clearance. In practice, the length of wire rope you will be able to cut with one blade is about equal to 1/4 the saw’s diameter. Second, using a small file or sharp-nosed shears, file off any extra “burrs” from the back side of the cable where it was cut, then smooth and dress this edge up. Leave a short stub protruding from each end (about half an inch long)–this will allow your swaging tool to grip securely as described later on. When cutting fittings from rod stock (which should be round), use two hacksaw blades at right angles to each other so that they will fit into either end of the bar stock. Swaging Tools and Handles To make your swage tool, you will need a 1/2″ diameter by 2-1/2 to 3 foot long shaft. It can be made from a piece of broom handle or other hardwood and it must be straight and smooth. If the wood is too soft, drill three or four holes in one end about an inch apart, then wedge them apart with coarse sandpaper wrapped around pieces of wood such as toothpicks until the holes are big enough to fit over small pins inserted into the wire.

SaleBestseller No. 1
SANUKE Wire Rope Crimping Swaging Tool Cable Crimps up to 2.2mm(2/32inch) with 160pcs 4sizes Aluminum Double Barrel Ferrule Crimping Loop Sleeve and 10pcs Stainless Steel Thimble Assortment Kit
  • ☀【RELIABLE QUALITY】The Crimper is Made of heavy duty stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance to be preserved by sea water corrosion or occasional inappropriate and rust.
  • ☀【WIDE APPLICATION】4 Crimping Positions: 0.1-0.5mm, 0.5-1.0mm, 1.0-2.0mm, 2.2mm. It can easily crimp copper / aluminum sleeve and more from 50-450 lb test line.Crimping tool coordinate with barrel ferrule can be widely used for wire rope, cable line dog leashes and etc
  • ☀【CONVENIENT】 The 2 hardened steel side cutters work with the spring which loaded handle. It helps you cut the wire without frays and the strong spring open the cutters instead by your hands.More convenient than a separate tool.
  • ☀【COMFORTABLE】Cushioned non-slip grips and Feature a Safety lock: The stainless grips wrapped with the non-slip cushioned and comes with a safety lanyard. The safety lock is easy way to keep your crimper closed.
  • ☀【4Sizes160Pcs Barrel Ferrule and 10Pcs Steel Thimble Kit】: 4size of M1 ,M1.2, M1.5, M2, total 160pcs crimping loop sleeve in a package, Made of high quality aluminum, anti-corrosion and durable.10pcs M2 steel thimble,meet your different needs and easy to use, without effort, just lock both ends of the guide wire by vise, pliers or compression tools. They are great to work on assorted sizes stainless steel cable array for deck railing.
Bestseller No. 2
IWISS Wire Rope Crimping Tool for Aluminum Oval Sleeves,Stop Sleeves,Crimp Ferrules,Crimping Loop sleeve From 3/64-inch to 1/8-inch -15 inch Length
  • Heavy-duty wire rope hand crimper(Swaging tool) with solid construction lasts for years
  • Well polished jaw brings tight and clean compression on each crimping
  • Smooth surface provides security assurance to the users
  • For aluminum wire rope crimp ferrules,crimping loop sleeve, duplex sleeve, fishing double sleeves, railing fittings
  • Length: 15 inch / Weight: 2.56 lb
Bestseller No. 3
IBOSAD HVAC Hydraulic SWAGING tool kit for copper tubing Expanding 3/8 inch to 1 1/8 inch
  • Made of aluminum alloy,very portable,Easily Swage on the job.
  • Suitable for Used for soft copper tube, Aluminum tube, Titanium tube, soft steel and other soft tube
  • Comes with 7 dies ranging with 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1 1/8"
Bestseller No. 5
VEVOR Hand Swager Crimper 24 Inch,Swaging Tool 5 Cavity 1/16" 3/32" 1/8" 5/32" 3/16",Hand Cimping Tool for Copper Aluminum Oval Sleeves and Stop Sleeves,Wire Rope Crimping Tool Swage Tool Long Hand
  • Durable Construction: The jaw of our hand swaging tool is made of forged alloy steel with heat treatment which assures excellent crimp and durability.
  • Crimping & Cutting: Our hand swager crimper is a 2-in-1 tool for crimping and cutting. Crimping capacity: 3/16"(5. 0mm); Sewage on 1/16'', 3/32'', 1/8'', 5/32" and 3/16'' sleeves.
  • Ergonomic Handle: Thickened, anti-slip, and insulated handles give you a comfortable and safe using experience, suitable for long-lasting use. Long handle design for labor saving.
  • Great Portability: The overall length of this crimping tool is 24 inch, light-weight and compact for easy carrying and usage in narrow areas. It's convenient to work and to store.
  • Wide Application: The swaging tools for wire rope are great for crimping copper and aluminum oval sleeves and stop sleeves, commonly used in cable construction, mechanical industry, and other maintenance areas.
Bestseller No. 6
IBOSAD HVAC Hydraulic SWAGING tool kit for copper tubing Expanding 3/8 inch to 1 5/8 inch
  • Made of aluminum alloy,very portable,Easily Swage on the job.
  • Suitable for Used for soft copper tube, Aluminum tube, Titanium tube, soft steel and other soft tube
  • Comes with 11 dies ranging with 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4",1 3/8",1 1/2",1 5/8"
Bestseller No. 7
Hilmor 1839015 Compact Swage Tool Kit - HVAC Tools and Equipment, Black
  • SWAGING TOOL: Combination of power and control makes this ideal for HVAC/R instillation, maintenance, and repairs. Can swage 1-5/8" tubing to 5/16" without a crack. Includes a deburring tool, designed to remove sharp edges and burrs
  • SINGLE HAND OPERATION: One handed setup made possible by an innovative hydraulic mechanism and release button. Convenient and comfortable design. Propietary pistol design, combined with a weight of only 8.5 lbs, reduces user fatigue
  • TO USE: Select the correct head, place it on the tool and make a quality swage. Simply press release trigger for easy tube release, ensuring no metal damage
  • EXTREMELY VERSATILE: The pistol shape design means it can fit in the small, hard to reach areas
  • INCLUDES: Swage body, deburrer, kit box, and 5 expander heads (3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8")
SaleBestseller No. 8
S6000 / Replaces SSPIN300-Swaging Tool Drill Bit Set with 1/4” 3/8” 1/2” 5/8” 3/4” 7/8” Bits
  • Swaging Tool Drill Bit Set With 1/4” 3/8” 1/2” 5/8” 3/4” 7/8” Bits- Replaces old model SSPIN300
  • 6 Pieces Set with the most common HVAC tubing diameters: 1/4” 3/8” 1/2” 5/8” 3/4” 7/8”
  • Works for both hard and soft copper Standardized, easy to braze swages in one set.
  • Preserves copper/aluminum malleability while doing the swaging, avoiding cracks and leakages.
  • Drill Minimum Requirements The SPIN tools are designed to work along with drills and/ or screwdrivers, with minimum of 1,800 RPM and 500 watts for corded drills, or superior and 1,800RPM and 18V, or superior, for cordless drills.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Campbell - Swaging Tool, 18" Imported 1/16"-3/16" (7679038)
  • The product is 18" Swaging Tool
  • Easy to use
  • The product is manufactured in China
  • The product is 18" Swaging Tool
  • The product is manufactured in China
Bestseller No. 10
HAUTMEC Swaging Tool 6 In 1 PL0032
  • Swages 3/16 in., 1/4 in., 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 1/2 in. and 5/8 in. O.D. Tubing
  • Used toJoin similar size copper tubing without couplings
  • Durable, hardened steel construction
  • Insert tool into copper, brass or aluminum tubing and only need hammer to strike
  • Only one solder joint required