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1⁄4 inch, 7 x 19 Grade 304 Stainless Steel Cable

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7x19, Grade 304Stainless Steel Cable Reel
7 x 19 Cable Cross Section7 x 19 Side View
 
  • Very Flexible
  • Excellent Strength
  • Fatigue Resistant
  • Resists Crushing
Breaking
Strength
Working Load Limit
(5:1) Design Factor
Weight
per foot
lbs lbs lbs
6,400 1,280 0.11

Commonly used on small diameter pulleys, running rigging on sailboats, excessive equipment, winches and control cables. 7x19 is the best all around cable for most applications.

304 stainless steel cable (also known as 18-8) is the most common type of stainless steel cable. It offers better corrosion resistance, but lower strength than galvanized cable.

For more information, see E-Rigging.com's Cable Construction Guide, Steel Material Guide, and Wire Rope & Cable Safety Information.
Corrosion Resistance:
4 Stars
Flexibility:
4 Stars
Strength:
4 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
4 Stars

 

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Cable Construction Guide

7 x 19 Cable Cross Section
7 x 19 Side View

7 x 19 Construction

  • Very Flexible
  • Excellent Strength
  • Fatigue Resistant
  • Resists Crushing

Commonly used on small diameter pulleys, running rigging on sailboats, excessive equipment, winches and control cables. 7x19 is the best all around cable for most applications.


1 x 19 Cable Cross Section
1 x 19 Side View

1 x 19 Construction

  • Not Flexible
  • Stronger than 7 x 19 cable
  • Good for Sailboat Rigging
  • Suitable for guying applications
  • Doesn't kink
Commonly used on stationary rigging on sailboats, guy wires and push pull control cables. 1x19 is best suited for stationary applications.
 

Steel Cable Material Grade Guide

Galvanized Cable

Galvanized

Zinc (galvanized) coated steel cable is the most common type of cable. It offers moderate corrosion resistance, and remains ductile over long periods when running over sheaves. Galvanized cable is stronger than stainless steel cable.


304 Stainless Steel Cable

304 Stainless Steel

304 stainless steel cable (also known as 18-8) is the most common type of stainless steel cable. It offers better corrosion resistance, but lower strength than galvanized cable.


304 Stainless Steel Cable

316 Stainless Steel

316 stainless steel cable offers the most corrosion resistance and is ideal for marine environments, but lower strength than grade 304 stainelss steel and galvanized cable.


Vinyl Coated Galvanized Cable

Vinyl Coated Galvanized

This is galvanized cable with a clear vinyl coating. It provides additional corrosion resistance, high flexibility, superior appearance and abrasion resistance.


Vinyl Coated 304 Stainless Steel Cable

Vinyl Coated 304 Stainless Steel

This is 304 stainless steel cable with a clear vinyl coating. It provides additional corrosion resistance, high flexibility, superior appearance and abrasion resistance.

 

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Destroy, Rather than Discard, Wire Rope to be Retired

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Measuring Wire Rope Diameter

Below is an illustration that displays the correct method to measure wire rope diameter.
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Wire Rope Clip Installation

It is important to ensure wire rope clips are installed properly. Incorrect installation can reduce the working load limit by 40%. Below are general guidelines for installing wire rope clips.

Parts of a Wire Rope Clip & Assembly 
Parts of a Wire Rope Clip

Clip Installation Diagram

Below is a diagram showing proper clip installation it is imperative that you install the saddle on the live end of the wire rope. An easy to remember saying to help remember proper clip installation is:

NEVER SADDLE A DEAD HORSE!
Wire Rope Clip Installation


For more information, see E-Rigging.com's Wire Rope & Cable Safety Information.

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