REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THESE TOOLS
ARE AVAILABLE FROM STOCK
Crimping of the Oval Sleeves for these braces requires the use
of the correct tool in order to maintain brace strengths and to
The Locoloc® Hand Swagers are the correct tool for the job.
The No. 1-SBHS can crimp sizes 12, 18 & 36 Oval Sleeves for
the braces in this manual and it is also capable of cutting them.
The No. 0-1/4" crimps size 48 Oval Sleeves. The N0. 1-3 SBHS
can crimp only size 12 Oval Sleeves. These tools are calibrated
in the factory and they are furnished with instructions and gauges
to insure proper crimping of Oval Sleeves.
(For ease of installation, we recommend holding this tools with
one handle in one hand and the other handle under the armpit of
the same arm. This leaves the other hand free to position the oval
sleeve on the cable in the die head of the tool. When the oval sleeve
is in position, apply enough pressure to the handles to grip the
oval sleeve with the die head. Then use the free hand to pull the
cable taut and, while doing so, apply enough pressure to the handles
of the tool to partially crimp the oval sleeve. This will secure
the cable and oval sleeve. Now use both hands on the handles of
the tool to complete the crimp. When the handles snap together,
the crimp is complete. This procedure takes only seconds and it
can make brace installation A FAST ONE MAN JOB. Follow crimping
instructions for the number of crimps per oval sleeve.)
Locoloc® No. 1-SBHS for size 12, 18
& 36 cable.
Locoloc® No. 0-1/4" for size 48
26" long & weighs 6.5 lbs.
Locoloc® No. 1-3 SBHS for size 12 cable
9" long and weighs 15 oz.
While the 1-SBHS hand swager is capable of cutting
all the cable sizes, the Felco Type C-7 and Type C-9 Precision Cable
Cutters are ideal for trimming excess cable. The C-7 cutter is 8"
long, weighs 10 oz. and is used to cut size 12 and 18 cable with
one hand. The type C-9 cutter is 13" long and weighs 1.5 lbs.
It is a two handed tool that cuts all four cable sizes with ease.
EARTHQUAKE BRACING SURVIVAL KIT
It is always good to have extra material available
on the job site in order to conveniently make field modifications
necessitated by job changes or errors. Braces should be ordered
longerthan required so that most of these field changes can be
easily accommodated, however, some field changes may require extension
of the brace length (as would be the case with pipe, angle iron
& strut type bracing), such changes would require aadditional
cable and oval sleeves. See "Field Connection for Extending
Brace Length" on page 1-19 of the Manual
As extra material, we recommend ordering a small
250 ft.spool of Seismic Wire Rope/Cable and a box of oval
sleeves in each of the sizes used on the project. This is a very
inexpensive way to continue to hold installation costs down. The
preprinted order form in the back of the Manual
serves as a convenient reminder of the needed materials.
SPOOLS OF SEISMIC WIRE ROPE/CABLE
CABLE ASSEMBLY FITTINGS