Originally Posted by 76794p
I got some 600 lb cable and swivels and 18/0 circle hooks at ftu and made about 4.5 long with that stuff. Then i picked up some green weed eater line at berings and made one with it. Does anyone know a good way to cut strong cable? I had to use my dremel to cut the cable for mine.
I was having the same problem. Regular wire cutters or bolt cutters tend to deform or fray the ends of the cable making it difficult to push the end into a crimp.
I found a cable cutter at a farm supply store. It is about the size of a large pair of pliers. I have used it to cut coated 360# 49 strand and it made a perfect, uniform cut. As easily as it cut the 360#, it should handle up to 600#. It is a "single use" tool, but it only cost about $12.
It is made from a high carbon steel so it will rust fast if you get saltwater on it. Don't ask how I know this.