Thimbles Will Make Your Slings Last Longer
Thimbles are used to buffer they eye of a wire rope sling (or any sling, including soft rope and Ultrex Synthetic Winch Lines) against general wear and abrasion. When used and installed properly, they will prolong the life of a wire rope sling by protecting the exposed wires and maintaining a better D/d ratio. Use the on page filters to browse through the different patterns of thimbles we offer, and choose between light-duty or heavy-duty, galvanized or stainless, etc.
Different Thimble Options
Most of the thimbles we sell are used on slings or tensioning cables. In these applications, most customers opt for our Imported Heavy-Duty Galvanized Thimbles, which are tough and perform well, yet are economical. For those that require brand names only, we recommend Crosby G-414 Extra Heavy Galvanized Thimbles. The truth is that once installed, it's hard to tell the difference between the two.
Stainless and Specialty Thimbles
In corrosive environments, it is recommended that one uses stainless steel thimbles. For light-duty applications, the USR Stainless Steel Thimbles are usually the right choice (for line up to 3/8"). For heavier applications, contact us, and we can source the right size of stainless thimble for you. Additionally, for synthetic materials (primarily Soft Ropes), we offer Blue Line Thimbles in various sizes. We use these thimbles primarily on Synthetic Winch Lines, as stated above. But in reality they can be used on any kind of rope we offer.