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Rope End Finishes

Rope End Finishes

Want to add the final touch to your new rope?

Good news. Here at Ropes Direct, not only do we have a comprehensive range of ropes and cords for you to choose from – we also offer a number of popular rope end finishes. Simply browse the collection, find the best one for your needs, and ensure your rope ends never fray or unravel.

    Rope ends to suit your every need

    We currently offer four finishes, all of which are created in-house to the highest standard and can be applied to your rope ends before dispatch. These include:

    1. Soft eye splice

    Also known as a soft loop. Essentially, this particular rope end is created by looping the rope back on itself and interweaving the fibres. It can be applied to all 3-strand and 4-strand fibre ropes, with a 6-60mm diameter, and is one of the strongest and most durable ways to introduce an eyelet.

    1. Hard eye splice

    This is created in exactly the same way as a soft splice. However, a galvanised metal thimble or stainless steel thimble is inserted into the eyelet. As such, it’s a good rope end finish for heavy-duty applications. Hard loops can be successfully added to all 3-strand ropes with a 6-32mm diameter.

    1. Whipped end

    A traditional rope end finish. Flax twine is spun – or whipped – around each end of the rope, to prevent the fibres from unravelling and create a tidy finish. This is a suitable option for 3- and 4-strand natural ropes, with a diameter of 6-60mm. Whipped ends can also be applied to synthetic ropes. However, these are usually sold heat-sealed and an additional finish may be unnecessary.

    1. Heat set end caps

    Also designed to prevent fraying, this effective finish creates a smooth yet rigid cap on the end of the rope. The cap itself is 4cm-12cm long (depending on the rope size)  and can be supplied either fitted (i.e. heat set) or loose (i.e. not fitted). Perfect for use with 3-strand natural ropes with a 6-60mm diameter. End caps are more durable than whipping and, as such, are a good option for ropes that will get a lot of use.

    How can I add a finish to my rope end?

    It’s easy. Once you’ve added your new rope to basket, browse our full online collection of rope end finishes. Identify the best one for your needs. Then, add this to your basket too and checkout.

    Our craftsman will ensure your rope is modified accordingly, before parcelling it up and shipping it out to your chosen address. All of our rope ends are priced competitively, ranging from £3 - £36 depending on the specific type and size chosen. And if your order is placed by 12 noon, we guarantee, it will arrive at your front door and be ready-to-use the next working day.

    Further information on splicing rope can be found in our blog. But if you have a question, or would like a little advice on the best rope end for you, please feel free to get in touch. We have excellent knowledge of the finishes available and are always happy to help. Either give us a call on 01692 671721 or send an email to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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