Cable Grips


Designed for use where light, compact grip is desired and where conductor damage is not a factor. Gripping pressure of the knurled jaw is applied to 1/4" (6.35 mm) area of cable. 1604-20L and 1625 series have swing latch to hold cable in the jaw. 1625-20 can be furnished to fit 7/8" (22.2 mm) or 1" (25.4 mm) cable on special order.

Part No. Minimum Cable Size- Inches (mm) Maximum Cable Size- Inches (mm) Maximum Safe Load- lbs. (kg) Approx. Weight Each- lbs (kg)
1604-10 14 B&S .06 (1.52) 2 B&S .25 (6.35) 2500 (1134) 1 (.45)
1604-20 8 B&S .125 (3.18) Steel Strand .50 (12.70) 5000 (2268) 2½ (1.13)
1604-20L 8 B&S .125 (3.18) Steel Strand .50 (12.70) 5000 (2268) 2½ (1.13)
1625-20 1 B&S .28 (7.11) Wire Rope .75 (19.05) 8000 (3629) 3½ (1.59)
1625-20 ⅞ .38 (9.53) Wire Rope .88 (22.23) 8000 (3629) 3½ (1.59)
1625-20 1 .50 (12.70) Wire Rope 1.00 (25.40) 8000 (3629) 3½ (1.59)
Diameters of American (AWG) or Brown & Sharp (B&S) Wire Gauges
No. of
Wire Gauge
American (AWG) or Brown & Sharp (B&S)- Inches No. of
Wire Gauge
American (AWG) or Brown & Sharp (B&S)- Inches
0000 .460 19 .03589
000 .40964 20 .031961
00 .3648 21 .028462
0 .32486 22 .025347
1 .2893 23 .022571
2 .25763 24 .0201
3 .22942 25 .0179
4 .20431 26 .01594
5 .18194 27 .014195
6 .16202 28 .012641
7 .14428 29 .011257
8 .12849 30 .010025
9 .11443 31 .008926
10 .10189 32 .00795
11 .090742 33 .00708
12 .080808 34 .006304
13 .071961 35 .005614
14 .064084 36 .005
15 .057068 37 .004453
16 .05082 38 .003965
17 .045257 39 .003531
18 .040303 40 .003144
OSHA requires that all hand held tools and equipment be maintained in good working order and that they be free from damage caused by wear or abuse (OSHA Part 1910, Subpart P, Section 1910.242).

In addition, OSHA Part 1926, Subpart V, Section 1926.995, Paragraph 7 (ii) and 8 specifically state that: "The manufacture's load rating shall not be exceeded for stringing lines, pulling lines, sock connections and all load-bearing hardware and accessories."

"Conductor grips shall not be used on wire rope unless designed for this application."

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