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Rigger’s Guide to proper swaging techniques

How to use a #1P Air-operated Swaging Machine

Cable splicing is much easier if the cable is cut clean without frayed ends. We highly recommend No. C7, C9, C12 or C16 cable cutters as shown in the Loos & Co. Cableware® Division catalog.

LOCOLOC® Oval and Stop sleeves in a complete range of sizes are available through Loos & Co., Cableware® Division. Sleeves elongate after compression. To assure maximum holding allow the end of the cable to extend beyond the sleeve after it is compressed (see Figure 3). Keep the jaws of the swager at right angles to the sleeve being compressed, making sure the sleeve is aligned in the jaw grooves. Then close the swager jaws completely. (Note: for lap splices, at least two oval sleeves should be used.) Each Loos & Co. LOCOLOC® Swager is designed to work with one or more specific size sleeves. FOR USE ON ALL METAL CONSTRUCTION CABLES, 7×7, 7×19, 6×19 IWRC ON SIZES UP TO 3/16. You will not obtain optimum performance if you do not use the proper swager and sleeve combination. All compressions must be gauged to assure maximum holding strength, and it is recommended that all assemblies should be proof tested.


Figure 1

Place sleeve to be compressed in proper size groove in swaging tool. The cavity should match cable size to be swaged. A length of cable equal to the cable diameter should extend beyond the length of sleeve to achieve maximum holding. (See arrow in figure 3). After each swage turn sleeve 180° and swage the next one. To keep swaged sleeve straight.

Figure 2

Keep jaws of swaging tool at right angles to the sleeve to be compressed, making sure the sleeve is aligned in the jaw grooves. Close the swager jaws completely.

Figure 3

Finished sleeve should look like this. Be sure sleeves have been compressed the proper number of times. (See NUMBER OF COMPRESSIONS table)

Figure 4

Use Swaging gauge provided with the tool to check proper after swage diameter. Compressed sleeve should slide freely into size slot of gauge.


(140 PSI Max Air Pressure)

  1. Loosen set screw (A) and (B), both sides, and cam wheel nut (C).
  2. Insert pin (such as 1/8″ drill bit in hole in front of adjusting wheel cam (D) and raise pin for more tension, lower for less tension (more tension makes a tighter swage).
  3. To properly adjust the swaging machine use the gauge that is supplied with the machine. Select the slot in the gauge corresponding to the sleeve size being swaged. The swaged portion of the sleeve should pass into the gauge easily. If it does not, then adjust your swager machine as follows: 1,2.
  4. Tighten set screw (A) and (B) and, nut (C).
  5. Gauge after-swage dimension periodically, (daily) when machine is in continuous service.
  6. Your Loos & Co., Cableware® Division Swager has been designed to give you years of trouble free service. To obtain the best possible performance, we recommend: (1) clean and lubricate all moving parts occasionally; (2) keep all bolts tight; (3) keep your swager properly adjusted using the simple procedures in 1,2,3.
  7. Disassemble jaw periodically and fill grease cavities on inner side of jaw.
  8. Put oil “20 wt.” into air connection on foot switch periodically as you would normal air tool.
Cable DiameterAluminum & Copper
Oval SleevesStop Sleeves
#1P Parts Breakdown
#1P-1Coupling, 3/16" ID X 1/8" MPT, #220B4
#1P-3Elbow, Street, Coupling, 1165A2
#1P-6Foot Switch1
#1P-7Hose, 3/16", Low Pressure, 60"2
#1P-8Nipple, 2", Dynaquip 117A21
#1P-9Nut, 3/8-24, UNRF Locking4
#1P-10Screw, 3/8-24, UNRF 1 3/8", Hex Head4
#1P-11Clamp 7/16", O, Oetaker, 2 Prong4
PI5-2Cotter Pin, SS, 3/32" Dia, 1 Inch1
PI1-8Pin Clevis for 1/4" MS Parts 3/8" Dia1
#1P-50Jaw Assembly, for #1-P, Machine Head1
#1P-21Nut, 5/8-18, Hex, Locking, Grade 83
84-38Plate Name1
74-21Screw, No. 4 X 3/16" LG, Drive, SS2
#1P-29Wheel, Adjustment1
#1P-31Cylinder, Air, Fabco1
#1P-32RBase, 2 Part, R.H. Side (Includes (1) 130-1)1
#1P-32LBase, 2 Part, L,H. Side (Includes (1) 130-1)1
#1P-33Connector, 1/2-20 Threaded Yoke Rod (Includes #1P-22)1
#1P-34Link, Upper (Includes (2) 130-1 Old Style)2
#1P-35Link, Lower (Includes (3) 130-1 Old Style)1
#1P-36Frame, Extension1
#1P-37Guard, 1/2", #16 Flat, 7" X 23" LWO, EXP Metal1
#1P-38Screw, 7/16-14 X 3/8", Long Set2
#1P-39Bolt, 3/8" X 1", Socket Shoulder3
#1P-41Screw, 1/4-20 X 3/8", Socket Head Cap4
#1P-42Washer, 1/4", Standard, Steel4
#1P-43Plug, 1/8 N.P.T. #726 Milton1
#1P-44Coupling, 1/8 N.P.T.1
#4-9HSGuard, Foot Switch, 522B141
84E-19Set Screw, 1/4-20 X 1/4" Socket Head2
74-46Washer, Spacer2
130-1Bushing (9- Old Style /2- New Style Machine)9
3/8LWWasher,3/8" Lock3