TYPES AND USES - Continued
TRIP WIRE GRAPNEL
CABLE JAW GRIP
The trip wire grapnel is a metal weight resembling three
or four fish hooks, with a common shank ending in an
eye. The hooks spread out in different directions at the
other end of the shank. Attached to the eye portion of
the shank is a marlin cord of varying length. The
grapnel is used to trip wires designed to go off on
contact, to find booby traps, or to detonate mines.
The cable jaw grip is used to tighten or stretch wires or
cables for various operations. Examples of application
include removing kinks or bends in cables, tightening
cables on loads or bales, or for cleaning and oiling of
cables. Cable grips, depending on their application,
vary in size and design.
The chain assembly is a heavy duty linked chain with a
grab hook at one end and a ring at the other. The chain
assembly is used for such applications as towing
vehicles, slinging loads, and hauling objects. The chain
assembly is available in a wide variety of lengths and
link sizes depending on the nature of the use.
Like the cable jaw grip, the tension puller is used to
tighten or stretch cables. The tension puller has strong
cable (1) attached to a cable notch gear (2). At the end
of the cable is a hook (3). This hook (3) can be attached
to the eyelet of the cable to be tightened. Tension is
then applied to the cable by moving the tension handle
(4) in an up and down motion.