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Old 11-28-2021, 07:35 AM   #1
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Accuslide cable crimper

Getting ready to replace my first frayed slide cable and need some advice from those with experience.
I have the replacement cable kit but am confused on what Swagging tool to purchase to crimp the ferrules. I have read in other threads that some of you purchased them on Amazon but the ones I see only crimp up to 1/8" cable. Is the extra 1/32" cable diameter (5/32 total) a "no go" or will these work? A link to the tool you purchased would help me a lot.

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Old 11-28-2021, 09:36 AM   #2
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This is the one I purchased to crimp the cable end. I have a frayed cable but have not replaced it yet. The product description says it works on 5/32 ferrels.
Make sure the stand off where the cable end attaches is lined up correctly or the new cable will get frayed also. On mine I could see where it is not lined up where it goes into the wall causing the cable to fray.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01A9RCO...roduct_details
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found this if it helps

https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Crimpin...735479105&th=1
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I think you need one sized for 5/32" cable. This one is but it costs twice as much. https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Crimpin...dDbGljaz10cnVl


Others have used cable claps in a pinch. Do a Search and you should find more information.
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Old 11-28-2021, 02:14 PM   #5
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Getting ready to replace my first frayed slide cable and need some advice from those with experience.
I have the replacement cable kit but am confused on what Swagging tool to purchase to crimp the ferrules. I have read in other threads that some of you purchased them on Amazon but the ones I see only crimp up to 1/8" cable. Is the extra 1/32" cable diameter (5/32 total) a "no go" or will these work? A link to the tool you purchased would help me a lot.

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Home Depot stocks a swagging tool at the stores that does multiple sizes. It works great just remember each ferrule needs 3 crimp locations.
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Old 11-28-2021, 06:39 PM   #6
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Home Depot stocks a swagging tool at the stores that does multiple sizes. It works great just remember each ferrule needs 3 crimp locations.
I found one of these today at the 3rd Home Depot I checked. Good day for a drive I guess

Thanks all for the responses and advice........now comes the "fun" part.
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Old 12-05-2021, 03:12 PM   #7
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Getting ready to replace my first frayed slide cable and need some advice from those with experience.
I have the replacement cable kit but am confused on what Swagging tool to purchase to crimp the ferrules. I have read in other threads that some of you purchased them on Amazon but the ones I see only crimp up to 1/8" cable. Is the extra 1/32" cable diameter (5/32 total) a "no go" or will these work? A link to the tool you purchased would help me a lot.

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Just got one swag tool from Lowes for $20
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Just get one at Lowes. Very cheap. Do not forget to get an aircraft cable cutter also. Got mine on Amazon for $20
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Old 12-05-2021, 04:51 PM   #9
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You can make a smooth cut with a Dremel and a steel rotary blade. I used these instead of crimping and it works great. Just use two on each side. Been on 2 years now and no problems. Like was mentioned makes sure you adjust the cable bracket so it is going in at a 90 degree angle or it will rub and fray again. My bracket was off 1/4”+.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardware...Bclamps?NCNI-5
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