Chicago® Grip with Latch 0.37-Inch Cable


  • Works with aircraft, EHS, messenger and guy strand cable
  • Designed for cable sizes from 0.12 to 0.37-Inch (3.05 to 9.40 mm) with maximum safe load of 4500-Pound (2041 kg)
  • Double V grooves give four-point contact, reducing chance of slipping and providing proper alignment of wire and cable
  • Sawtooth profile provides extra gripping power
  • Made in USA
  • 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 1613-40H Chicago Grip is designed for EHS, Messenger and Guy Strand cable. It comes with a hot-line latch for bare conductors, which allows you to place this grip on a cable with a hot-line stick. When the stick is removed, the latch closes automatically to guard against grips accidentally disengaging from the wire. All Klein grips are manufactured from custom drop-forged steel that is machined and heat treated for excellent durability. Grips are rigorously tested and pulled to rated load to ensure the highest quality and reliability.

Chicago Grip
Steel Stranded Cable
Cable Type:
Aircraft, EHS, Messenger, Guy Strand
Cable Diameter:
0.12'' to 0.37'' (3.05 to 9.4 mm)
Hot Latch:
Swing Latch:
Locking Handle:
Jaw Type:
Double V
Jaw Length:
4.188'' (10.6 cm)
Maximum Safe Load:
4500 lb (2041 kg)
3.15 lb (1.43 kg)
Additional Information
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  • 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.