Splicing Equipment

Hollow Fid – are a small conical instrument made from steel and a small wooden handle. This splicing tool is mainly used for 3 strand ropes and braided ropes. MES hollow fids are supplied in two sizes namely Senior and Junior.

Marlinspike – is a tool used in marine ropework. They are usually made from iron or steel shaped in the form of a metal cone tapered to a rounded or flattened point. It is used in such tasks as unlaying rope for splicing, untying knots, drawing marline tight using a marlinspike hitch. Marlinspikes are usually about 15–20 cm long, but may reach 60 cm or more when used on larger cables and ropes.

Wooden Fid – A Wooden fid is also a cone shaped tool traditionally made of wood or bone. It is used to work with rope and canvas in marlinespike seamanship. A fid differs from a marlinspike in material and purposes. A marlinspike is used in working with wire rope, natural and synthetic lines, may be used to open shackles, and is made of metal.

Remember, every splicing tool cannot fit every type of rope. So, whenever you decide to buy a splicing tool for your rope, check which splicing tool can perfectly fit your requirements.

Sailmakers Palm – One of the most basic tools for anyone repairing or making sails is a sailmaker’s palm. It is used to push the needle through the cloth. … The eye has several indentations to accept the eye end of the needle.

For additional information please contact Marine Equipment Supplies.

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