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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Ok, for some reason I just cant get my cable to wind neatly back onto the drum when I use it. it doesnt seem to want to layer like I want it to, it likes to pile up in one area or another, is there any tips or tricks on doing this? Thanks a bunch in advance.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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keep tension on the end. and use something besides your hand to guide the cable in. if your grloves snag the cable you may not get you hand off the remote quick enough and end up breaking a finger or 5
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or get one of these http://www.knightscan.com/product.htm
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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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get a heavy leather glove, I use a welding glove and let the cable slide thru my grip as I guide on the drum/spool nice and slow and keep some tension on it as you let it slip thru your grip.. dont be in a hurry and be careful. I keep my hand a safe distance from the winch so if it dose snag I have plenty of time to let go of the switch ...
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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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as long as you have the first wrap on correct, just do a straight pull agaisnt a tree or something and it'll pretty much wind itself on.
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Been doing this with good luck for years now; Put tension on the line then use a brass hammer or wood block and tap the spooling line tight against the last full wrap. This has worked well at keeping the cable from digging into the layers during short pulls. Just make sure the hammer or wood is long enough so you don't get your hand caught up in the line/drum.
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Just buy a nice winch rope....it actually is better not to spool those neatly!
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