Galvanised Forged Steel Wire Rope Grips US FED Specification FF-C-450

Take a look at our range of drop forged heavy duty steel wire rope grips, manufactured from hot dipped galvanised steel for corrosion resistance and manufactured to US Federal Specification FF-C-450.

These clamps are the strongest we offer in terms of cable. The saddle is drop forged and larger than standard grips, making them incredibly secure and able to offer up to 80% of the steel wire rope you're using's breaking load.

We recommend that you use 3 grips per end to keep your loops secure.

All sizes are displayed in inches. Our range is available to suit wires between 3mm and 16mm in diameter.

Priced individually.

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Grouped product items
Product D (inches) E (inches) B (inches) C (inches) G (inches) H (inches) Suit Wire Ø PRICE Qty
1/8" US FED Rope Grip 0.47 0.41 0.72 0.44 0.81 0.94 1/8" (3mm)
£0.38 £0.32
3/16" US FED Rope Grip 0.59 0.50 0.97 0.56 0.94 1.16 3/16" (4mm)
£0.50 £0.42
1/4" US FED Rope Grip 0.75 0.66 1.03 0.50 1.19 1.44 1/4" (5mm & 6mm)
£0.62 £0.52
5/16" US FED Rope Grip 0.88 0.72 1.38 0.75 1.31 1.69 5/16" (8mm)
£0.77 £0.64
3/8" US FED Rope Grip 1.00 0.91 1.50 0.75 1.63 1.94 3/8" (10mm)
£1.12 £0.93
7/16" US FED Rope Grip 1.19 1.03 1.88 1.00 1.81 2.28 7/16" (10-11mm)
£1.66 £1.38
1/2" US FED Rope Grip 1.19 1.13 1.88 1.00 1.91 2.28 1/2" (12mm)
£1.73 £1.44
5/8" US FED Rope Grip 1.31 1.34 2.38 1.25 2.06 2.50 5/8" (16mm)
£2.39 £1.99
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A simple guide on how to use and fit your steel wire rope grips

  • Din741, Din1142 and US federal steel wire rope grips should be spaced six wire rope diameters apart to give adequate holding power (eg. 5mm wire rope = 30mm distance between grips)
  • We recommend a minimum of 3 grips per end
  • They should be tightened before the rope is placed under tension
  • After the load is placed on the wire rope, tighten the clamps again to take care of any lessening in rope diameter caused by tension of the load
  • Regularly check the nuts ensuring they are still fastened tightly
  • The wire rope grips are sized like for like, e.g. if you have 5mm wire rope then buy 5mm grips, each grip allows that diameter of wire to pass through twice to form a loop
  • It is generally accepted that you should achieve 50% of the wire rope breaking load as a guide to holding power


Please take note of the above image, the dead end of the wire (cut end) should always be at the top, the live end should always be at the bottom on the saddle.


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