|Item Weight||3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||1 x 4 x 16.3 inches|
|Item model number||GD52216|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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1. The package says the hex heads require a 5/8" wrench. Wrong! They need a 17 mm wrench. 5/8" does not fit and 11/16" is too big (you'll strip the head). This 17 mm size was further confirmed by taking a bolt out and having the guys at the hardware store measure it in their screw thread sizing tool.
2. If you are swaging 1/4" like me, it requires a LOT of force. I recommend buying the following for this job: a 17 mm impact socket with a 1/2" drive (such as, on Amazon, TEKTON 47808 1/2-Inch Drive by 17mm Deep Impact Socket for $6-7) and a LONG 1/2" drive breaker bar (such as, on Amazon, Neiko Heavy-Duty 25-Inch 1/2-Inch Drive Chrome-Vanadium Steel Breaker Bar for $25-26). I bought a 17-inch breaker bar first and I wish I had bought longer. The impact socket has stronger steel than the typical chrome stuff so get one that says "impact". I ended up putting a foot long iron pipe over my 17 inch breaker bar handle to extend it. (Again, I was doing 1/4", the biggest size, so I can't speak to how hard or easy the other sizes are). The breaker bars I saw at the big box stores were more than twice this price while the impact sockets were about the same.
3. If you have a big vise, clamp the swaging tool while you wrench it down. That should help.
4. Also, if you're at the hardware store, consider buying a couple of extra bolts (the exact size is metric: M10-1.50 x 40; $0.Read more ›
One of the other reviewers is correct; the bolts are 17mm.
I used a deep, six point socket in a breaker bar to tighten the bolts with the tool in a good, heavy vise on 1/4" cable using an aluminum ferrule. It was a piece of cake.
It's probably not a tool for someone doing this all day long, every day, but if you just need to swage some cable from time to time this is the ticket.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This tool feels like a high quality tool. The swaging was very easy to do. It is helpful to have a vise to hold the bottom half of the tool. It does not require a lot of force. Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by S. L. L.
Some of the reveiws I read on this tool complained about this being tough to use, I put the bolts into the correct holes with a drop of oil on the threads and used my cordless... Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Russell Swanson