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The Loos PT-3 has a higher degree of accuracy and is easier to use than standard models. The cable can be adjusted while the gauge remains on the cable, you can "Just watch the pointer move."
All readings are based on a 302/304 1X19 SSAC Breaking Strength.
Hold the gauge with the left hand and place the cable between the two nylon spools as shown. With the right hand pull the lanyard and extend the spring until the hook on the nylon slider can be hooked on the cable. Release the lanyard. Read the needle position on the scale. Refer to the calibration table obtain correct tension in the cable. The gauge can be left on the wire for "hands free" adjusting of the cable.
To assure accurate readings make sure that the slider moves freely in the frame slot and does not bind. Also, lubricate the slider slot frequently with silicone lubricant.
Note: An extra 1/4" inch hole is provided in the frame of the instrument for an attachment of a short lanyard and snap hook (not furnished) for securing the gauge to the cable. This will prevent loss of the instrument if it becomes inadvertently detached.
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For cable sizes 3/16", 7/32", 1/4", 9/32"
For cable sizes 3/32", 1/8", 5/32"
For 3/32", 1/8" and 5/32" diameter 1 x 19 Stainless Steel Aircraft Cable.
For 1 x 19 SSAC sizes 3/16", 7/32" and 1/4".
The PT-1M is for use with metric 1 x 19 SSAC. Size 2.5mm, 3mm and 4mm diameters.
For Metric Cable sizes 7-8-9 and 10mm.
The PT-2M is for use with metric 1 x 19 SSAC. Sizes 5mm, 6mm and 7mm in diameter.
For Rod from .281 to .375" in diameter. Measures in Pounds Tension and the % of the Break Strength, which is the SWL range of approximately 5 to 25% of the breaking strength. Provides an accuracy of or - 5%.
For Rod Rigging, and provides +/- 5% accuracy. For Rod diameters .172", .198", .225", .250" & .281" (-4, -6, -8, -10 and -12)
Rig tension device for measuring the loads in wire or rope on dinghies and small keelboats, from 3/32 to 13/64”. Simple to use, measuring tension in kilograms. Benefits from being able to be operated one handed,
Rig tension device for measuring the loads in wire or rope on dinghies and small keelboats, from 5mm to 8mm (13/64 - 5/16). Simple to use, measuring tension in kilograms. Benefits from being able to be operated one handed,
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