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High tensile twist links
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mike    Posted 07-09-2002 at 07:37:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
has anyone used them do you put both wires into them together or do you put each end in and butt the ends up thinking about getting some thanks


Warren    Posted 07-09-2002 at 12:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike,

I have used them and still use them when necessary. I get mine from Premier Fencing in Iowa someplace. They work really well - hold as well as the crimp splice or better, and can be removed and reused multiple times. They also do not need any special tools so I can fix a broken wire without having any extra tools.
Now for the rest of your question: To use them, you just twist one half of the twist tie around one end of the wire, then butt the other loose end up to the wire (in the middle of the twist tie) and wrap the twist tie around it. HUH? Did that make sense? Anyway, in the end, the wires are butted up against eachother with one half of the twist tie on each wire. The ends of the wires do not overlap. As the tension increases, the twist tie gets tighter - just like the old time chinese handcuffs.


LH    Posted 07-09-2002 at 08:30:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've never used the twist links, but have had great success using the crimp splice collars. I usually use 2 crimpers per splice and have never had one com loose yet.


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