Author Topic: Looking for do-hickies  (Read 609 times)

Offline m_fumich

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Looking for do-hickies
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:04:53 PM »
I donít know what to call them so I canít find a picture to use as an example. These do-hickies allow wire, cable, or rope to pass through but a spring loaded cam prevents the wire, cable, or rope from backing out unless the operator lifts the cam. I know some of you guys know exactly what Iím talking about. I need some that I can use in a fabrication project and they need to be small enough to receive 14 ga wire.


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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 08:22:39 PM »

Offline m_fumich

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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 08:27:44 PM »
They are wire pulling grips.

https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/wire-pulling-grips


What Iím looking for functions much like that but what I need is smaller and spring loaded. I want to push the wire in and have it automatically hold the wire until I release it.


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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 08:53:34 PM »
What Iím looking for would be something kinda like this. The wire feeds in and is automatically held in place until released by the operator. The cam has teeth even if theyíre small. Just enough to grip the wire. Pulling on the wire causes the cam to grip harder.





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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 10:37:04 PM »
Its called a cam cleat on a boat:
cam-matic_aluminum_cam_cleat__standard_h150

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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 11:05:41 PM »
Its called a cam cleat on a boat:
cam-matic_aluminum_cam_cleat__standard_h150


Thatís based on the same principle Iím talking about but the boat version is made to hold rope, not wire as small as 14ga. Iím trying to think where Iíve seen one like what I need. No success yet.


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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 03:25:36 PM »
sounds/looks like you are talking about a barbed wire puller.

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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 05:02:24 PM »
sounds/looks like you are talking about a barbed wire puller.

Itís very similar and works in the same principle but smaller.


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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 10:50:41 AM »
clothesline clamps

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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 12:09:58 PM »
clothesline clamps

Iím sure you canít be suggesting clothes pins.


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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 11:08:13 AM »
No.  clothes line clamps.  They were used to tighten the old woven fabric over a stringy core clothes line. The loose end was pulled thru the cam acting clamp that was screwed down to the cross bar.  They look like the cam cleats but smaller.  The ones I remember seeing were cast iron.  The only thing I get with a web search is clothesline tighteners.  They are round & the cord goes thru the center.  I'll check further.

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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2019, 12:44:25 PM »
No.  clothes line clamps.  They were used to tighten the old woven fabric over a stringy core clothes line. The loose end was pulled thru the cam acting clamp that was screwed down to the cross bar.  They look like the cam cleats but smaller.  The ones I remember seeing were cast iron.  The only thing I get with a web search is clothesline tighteners.  They are round & the cord goes thru the center.  I'll check further.

I found the clothesline tighteners. Iíd like to see the inner workings.




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Re: Looking for do-hickies
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2019, 12:44:25 PM »