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Small press clamp made of high-grade steel A2. Diameter: 10mm, length: 13mm, side-drilled hole and groove width: 3mm. Compact, decorative style. >>> Price.
For securing of 3mm thick wire-cables that intersect at approximately 90º. Best used with simple wire trellises and thick mesh nets where many crossover points are required. The press clamp has an average grip. If necessary please, see our general information about the use of cross clamps.
First, decide whether you want the vertical or lateral trellis cables to be at the front, then thread these cables through the appropriate number of clamps. Be sure to thread them through the holes in the centre of the clamps, with the flat, round head facing forward, away from the trellis. It is very important all clamps are facing the right way.
Before initial threading, cut the cabe to the appropriate length, using cable cutters or wire-cable tailor and twist the ends between thumb and forefinger, in the direction of the cables braid, just as one would before before threading a needle, this is to avoid any of the braids individual threads jutting out, snagging on the outline of the clamps hole and bending back as this will disrupt the entire process. You may find that, once threaded, the cable needs a little coaxing the rest of the way, this is fine, just gently rotate it, again in the same direction as the cables braid, whilst feeding it through until all you clamps sit comfortably and in their correct positions on each of your cables. Take care that when threading on the cross pieces, that no strands are pushed away or bent from the braids. Should this happen after stringing 2 or more crosses, cut a rope piece of approx. 2 cm to have a clean end before stringing further rope crosses again ...
Once your front set of cables are secure, you will then run the intersecting cables through the back facing, open grooves of your press clamp and, once positioned, manually close the teeth with ordinary, water pump pliers. The technique we recommend is to grip the clamp from as far back in the jaw of your pliers as possible, which not only ensures a firmer grip but also exerts far greater pressure, which you will need. Set the adjustable gliding joint of the pliers to the second position and squeeze the clamp together part way then check that the cables are perfectly positioned before permanently securing the clamp. Once pressed shut it is almost impossible to remove. With some practice, the pressing can be done with a single squeeze. (see photos for reference)
During the attachment of the press clamp, small indentations are left from the pressure. Please use quality pliers made from chrome, vanadium, steel or nickel plated steel in order to prevent rust developing at the contact points. If rust does occur however, it an be easily and permanently removed by fine sand paper.
"Made in Germany" (Saxony)