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    Questions about splicing Zing-It

    Hey guys, I tried calling all my local hardware and hobby shops, and no one in my area has any rope splicing tools or kits. So what do you guys use to feed your Zing-It through the bury? For my amsteel I folded a guitar string in half, fed that through, looped my tapered end in that and pulled it through, but I think even that may be too thick for the Zing-It! Any ideas out there?
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    I just use a bit of thin gauge florist wire. You can get it at any craft store.

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    Oh no kidding? In that case the guitar string may just work, because it's no thicker than that!
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    I use a $3 loop turner from wal-mart for all my splicing of amsteel and zing-it! Works great for me, I keep one in my pack with extra line for on the trail emergency fixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogdvm View Post
    I use a $3 loop turner from wal-mart for all my splicing of amsteel and zing-it! Works great for me, I keep one in my pack with extra line for on the trail emergency fixes.
    You have a loop turner that fits in 1.75mm Zing-It?? I have looked high and low for that. Do you still have the package showing what mfr & model#?
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    http://www.joann.com/dritz-loop-turner/prd2991/

    It works great, and $3 at walmart in the sewing section!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcavenagh View Post
    You have a loop turner that fits in 1.75mm Zing-It?? I have looked high and low for that. Do you still have the package showing what mfr & model#?
    It works great on the 2.2mm, I should have said it works ok on the 1.75mm, but it does work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogdvm View Post
    It works great on the 2.2mm, I should have said it works ok on the 1.75mm, but it does work.
    I have an old Dritz #647, but it is too big for 1.75mm...I'll head off to JoAnn and look for this model. maybe its smaller.
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    I've been using a large sewing needle whoose end I blunted with a bit of emery cloth. It works realy well, but to get a 3.5 fid bury it takes a few times to get it through.

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    I use a guitar string too. Do you taper the end of your zing-it before you try and bury it? I find it absolutely essential to get it through.

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