Choosing the Correct Plier

Considerations Before Installing

  • Use new safety wire for every application.
  • Do not tighten so much that vibration could break the wire.
  • Do not over-twist; twists should be tight and even.
  • Create a “pigtail” of ¼” to ½” at the end of the wire run.
  • Tighten castle nuts to the low side of the specified torque range unless otherwise specified.
  • Apply the wire so that any pull from the wire tightens the nut, not loosens it.

Installation of Safety Wire

  • 0.020”to 0.025” diameter= 8-14 twists
  • 0.032″ to 0.041″ diameter= 6-11 twists
  • 0.051″ to 0.060″ diameter= 4-9 twists
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