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Re: Safety Wire

Subject: Re: Safety Wire
From: Randall <>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:21:03 -0700
Bob :

Usual practice is to twist the ends and cut them off in the twist,
leaving about 1/2" twisted.  Normally it's soft stainless steel (don't
know the alloy), but if corrosion isn't a concern I don't see why you
couldn't use ordinary steel 'baling' wire of the proper diameter. 
Copper or aluminum are definite no-nos.  If you live in the US, Harbor
Freight seems to carry a 1 lb spool of .041" SS lock wire for about $8. 
They also carry the funky twisting pliers for about $15, which I think
are worth the price even for just a few twists.

Randall wrote:
> Could  someone advise me of the proper way to tie the ends of the wire
> when safety wiring two bolts . Also is a special type wire used ?
> Thanks
> Bob

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