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    Kearney swager

    Anyone know of a Kearney cable swager in the Northeast or eastern NY?

    All the cables in my build project are roll swaged but over the decades I no longer know of a tool near me. Anyone aware of one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieN View Post
    Anyone know of a Kearney cable swager in the Northeast or eastern NY?

    All the cables in my build project are roll swaged but over the decades I no longer know of a tool near me. Anyone aware of one?
    I almost bought one a couple years ago, but never had the need to use it, so I passed. I think the guy wanted $2000 for it at the time. A lot of money for a tool used so seldom.

    Any chance you can change to nico press? Be a lot easier.


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    Right now I am not finding any for twice that. I even see used ones for $10K and new for $7500.
    A few years back I checked with Loos cable but they need to make the full cable, not let you walk in with a preset cable ready for finish crimping.

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    Charlie, J4 came with a hand woven ends. My are 82 years old and still going. If your not on blood thinners you might survive

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Charlie, J4 came with a hand woven ends. My are 82 years old and still going. If your not on blood thinners you might survive

    Glenn
    Keep in mind, my plane is not a J4, it is a brand new homebuilt that will kind of look like yours or my original J4 that is tucked away in a barn.
    Your J4 does not have ball bearings at each moving part within the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Charlie, J4 came with a hand woven ends. My are 82 years old and still going. If your not on blood thinners you might survive

    Glenn
    Andrew King will make up Navy Splice cables for a fee!

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    I did those way back when I was young, My right hand has degraded so bad I can't splice a dockline now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgapilot View Post
    Andrew King will make up Navy Splice cables for a fee!
    Ken Cassens tried to teach me, I bled like a fountain

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    Note I said Andrew would make them, not me!

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    My uncle had me spicing rope by 10yo, five years later when starting to hang out at the local airport, I was the one replacing the longerons on a PA 15. Soon he tried to push me and got me splicing cable. No chance I could do it now. About five years ago I went at splicing rope, nope. Maybe I need a Youalltube lesson to do it. I still weld pretty well though, not all day though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieN View Post
    My uncle had me spicing rope by 10yo, five years later when starting to hang out at the local airport, I was the one replacing the longerons on a PA 15. Soon he tried to push me and got me splicing cable. No chance I could do it now. About five years ago I went at splicing rope, nope. Maybe I need a Youalltube lesson to do it. I still weld pretty well though, not all day though.
    Iíve got a Kearney swager that I would consider selling for the right price. If interested d call me at 6056424112.
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    OK I’ll bite. Why do you need a Kearney Swager for a Piper style aircraft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wefly4u View Post
    Iíve got a Kearney swager that I would consider selling for the right price. If interested d call me at 6056424112.
    Ray
    Ray, what might ďthe right priceĒ be? I donít really need one, but would go $1000 if it has all the dies. Canít really justify spending any more on a tool Iíll likely never use. It would be a nice addition to my collection though.


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    Aircraft spruce will fabricate a custom made cable assembly. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...clickkey=20648
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