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How to cut 3/4" Yale bull rigging rope

flushcut

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I had a really nice riggers knife made by a friend, as I always wanted one. I am not fond of melting the ends too much as it can inhibit any milking in the line. Just enough to stop the fibres fraying.
I've never had a issue with the melted ends inhibit milking, the core just pulls inside the cover. When it gets annoying I just remelt. I like melting things. Nice knife BTW.
 

SeanKroll

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It is impressive how much we have been taught to cut rope into-the-bind. Double it over and keep cutting the compression fibers by pushing a knife against the bight. Works on 'normal' sized stuff, ok (not tree-work sized ropes).
 

Altissimus

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On the half inch and belows the one touch I like is shoving the taped cut end through a ceramic fence post insulator , then torch. Makes a small hard tight end seal , almost as good as whipping.
 
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