Can you post a picture of what you're doing with the coat hanger? I'd like to try that. I agree that pulling is probably easier than pushing sometimes.
My large fid has a hollow end for the pusher, but my smaller fids have a hook on the end, presumably to hook the core to pull it through, but it doesn't hold it well enough and the core always slips out of the hook, so I can't complete the splice.
Edit- Ok, so I've learned that I have New England Ropes "Uni fid II" kit. These fids use the hook to pull the core through, like your coat hanger, instead of a pusher. Okay, fine. How do I properly hook the core to this hook so that it doesn't slip out when I pull it through??
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Last edited by BubbleheadMd; 09-27-2011 at 10:06 PM.
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