Purchased a swagging tool at lowes today $25.87 can swag my own wire rigging anything from 1/16th, 3/32,1/8th, and 3/16th without having to rely on expensive riggers at places like West Marine who charge 4 times what it's worth! I will only go to an expensive marine store when there is no way to avoid it. Nothing bothers me more than being taken advantage of by suppliers who sell things at prices so high it is as if everything is plated in 24 carat gold! Lowes sells the same wire cable used on our sailboats, and the lead thing-a-ma-bobs which hold two pieces of wire together - like around a thimble, or to place a fitting on the end of a wire perhaps I can indeed make my own rigging?? Just looked it up - the very same swagging tool at West Marine - $249.99 - Un believable!!!! See Page 941 of the 2011 West Marine Catalog - Where do they get off ripping people off like that!? That is nearly 10 times what I paid! Caveat Emptor. It pays to shop around for other sources and to use your head.
Last edited by gpwil3847; 01-21-2012 at 08:19 PM.