The end of my Eternity rope is damaged - what is the best way to cut off the damaged part?

The end of my Eternity rope is damaged - what is the best way to cut off the damaged part?

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By Alex Paskett | Aug 4th 2015 |
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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 31st 2015
Hi Alex, There are specialized devices for cutting ropes (http://www.amazon.com/Seachoice-79901-ELECTRIC-ROPE-CUTTING/dp/B005150RE8) but this is probably too much of an investment for your one off situation. Don't worry! The alternative will only cost you one sharp knife (preferably a serrated one). Before you start, you should prepare some method of clamping the knife. Hold the knife over a hot flame until it is white hot; don't skimp on the heat, the more you can melt through your rope the better the final result. Once hot, quickly place the rope in your clamp and locate the spot on your rope that you want to cut. Instead of "sawing" through the rope, try rolling the rope over the hot part of the knife, this should leave you with a neater finish. Hope that helps, Dave Dave

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