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Grip for High Strength Cables 0.62-Inch


  • Designed for 0.31 to 0.62-Inches (7.9 to 15.7 mm) diameter cable sizes
  • Double ''V'' grooves give four-point contact, reducing slipping and providing proper alignment of wire and cable
  • Max Safe Load of 15,000 lbs (6803 kg)
  • For larger conductors, see our grips with round inside-jaw contour
  • Locking handle keeps jaw open while grip is placed on cable with a hot stick
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The Klein Tools 1628-16 Chicago Grip is designed for EHS, Messenger, and Guy Strand cable. The double V grooves provide four-point contact, which reduces chances of slipping and also provides proper alignment of wire and cable. All Klein grips are manufactured from custom drop-forged steel that is machined and heat treated for excellent durability. Each grip is individually hand inspected and actuated for proper function. Grips are also rigorously tested and pulled to rated load to ensure the highest quality and reliability.

Extra-High-Strength Cables, Messenger, Guy Strand
Cable Type:
Aircraft, EHS, Messenger, Guy Strand
Cable Diameter:
0.31'' to 0.62'' (7.87 to 15.75 mm)
Jaw Type:
Double V
Jaw Length:
7.25'' (184.2 mm)
Maximum Safe Load:
15,000 lb (6803 kg)
13.7 lb (6.2 kg)
Additional Information
  • Before each use, clean jaw area and inspect grip for proper operation to avoid slippage.
  • When used on/near energized lines, ground, insulate, or isolate grip before pulling.
  • Do not exceed rated capacity.
  • Always match proper size and type of grip to application.
  • Grips are to be used for temporary installation, not for permanent anchorage.