These hollow splicing fids are the easiest tool for splicing three strand rope line with clean results. Insert the stainless steel fid like a marlin spike to break open the weave. The wedge shape spreads the weave more as it is inserted further, clearing space for the strand to pass underneath. The tubular shape guides the strand being passed under the tuck.
Every boater's sail bag should contain a rope splicing tool. You never know when a line will require a splice. Available in small and large sizes.
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on the hollow fid 1/8 to 1/2... how do you use on double strand when making and end loop???? The fid seems too big for the jacket. Is there any instructions on using this type of fid... I do see the instructions on double strand and they are using a Samson closed fid... is this my problem -- wrong tool for the job or not?
Steve,Sorry I have not yet received my recently purchased fids so honestly have no idea how to answer.Regards,Edward
Hello Steve,We use these fids for splicing the 3 strand and 8 strand ropes we manufacture. Since we don't manufacture double braids I can't exactly speak with authority on how double braids are spliced, but I do think you are correct in thinking that you need a closed, or hollow fid. There is a New England Rope uppload video on youtube that seemed very helpful. I found the demo video by googling "splicing double braid rope". Best of Luck - RS
This fid was much to big for my application. I'm not sure what i would even use it for.I was using it with 1/8 amsteel blue rope attempting to make whoopie slings for hammocks. I resorted to buying craft wire that worked like a charm as a fid with this type of rope.
I would buy this again if I needed it.
I was able to put a thimble in some very old, stiff three strand nylon.
San Jose, CA
I would buy this product again...
A quality, well-made product.
Cape Charles, VA
I use this product to open up strands of rope in order to facilitate the splicing, both short, long, and side, of rope, line, and rope/line products. Whilst utilizing the Swedish fid rope-splicing device, I've found, as Des Pawson will tell you, a bit of tallow makes for an easier time of it. The two screws holding the wooden toggle in place seem a bit flimsy as they allowed for some movement, or wiggle, of the toggle. It seems a locked rivet such as that found on knife bolsters may repair this. Otherwise, no complaints.
two ton anchor
GLEN ROSE, TX
Great product & easy to use.
First class fids
These fids are beautifully crafted and most functional. They allow for well-made splices, quickly accomplished.