The internal taper of Rigguy's® Wire Stop® fits over the middle strand of 7-strand EHS cable with the six remaining strands surrounding it. The more pressure that is applied, the deeper into the block the strand and taper are pulled. The block is made of 6061 AL and taper is made of 416 SS for strength of application and corrosion resistance. Although the wire stop is only 1 1/4 inches long, it holds close to 100 percent of the breaking strength of the strand itself, which is more than 15,000 pounds (if using 3/8-inch EHS strand). The Wire Stop® eliminates the need for the "J," "lag," "eye," hooks, thimbles, "through bolts," "pre-formed wraps," "wire clips," or other terminal hardware. It can be used in more applications because it is secured on the outside of the limb or trunk. Because of its small size and simplicity, it makes a more finished, less cluttered, installation.
Why Should I cable using Rigguy Wire Stops®?
- Ease of installation
- Fewer parts to inventory
- Greater strength
- Significant cost savings
- Small size and simplicity
- Installation in tighter places
- Better appearance
- Minimized tree invasiveness
- Conformity to ANSI A300 standards
- Invented by an arborist, for arborists
How does a Wire Stop® work?
The six wires surrounding the internal taper are pulled deeper into the block as the pressure from the tree increases. This inward movement locks the captured wires ever tighter between the internal taper and the external block. The seventh wire (the center wire) is bent over the taper to hold the system in place if the cable slacks in the wind.