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NEW ENGLAND ROPES Uni-Fid for Splicing Braid

Model # 317297Mfg # 9100-00-00000

$36.99

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Product Description

Two sizes make for neater, smoother splices. One fid is for 1/4"-3/8" line; the other is for 7/16" and larger line. Packed in a plastic storage tube. Easy-to-follow instructions included.

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New England RopesUni Fid for Splicing Braid
 
2.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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      2.0

      I agree with Tom

      By Worto

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Sailing

        Comments about Uni Fid for Splicing Braid:

        I agree completely with Tom from Lexington. WM video uses a hollow fid, and I think a thicker rope than my 3/8". Looks easy. Isn't easy. After several attempts, I can make a sloppy splice. Not what I'm after.

         
        2.0

        Uni Fid is not a good idea

        By Tom

        from Lexington, M

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Fids With Hooks
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Sailing
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Uni Fid for Splicing Braid:

        Well I was able to create a decent eye splice but the instructions were useless and pulling the fid through the cover was very difficult. Plus there is no pusher but then again the design doesn't lend itself to pushing.
        West marine has a video online that explains how to make an eye splice. It is fabulous. The explantions are clear and the video is too. The presenter doesn't use these stupid hooked fids either.

        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        One size doesn't fit all

        By Carlos the Pirate

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good company
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Uni Fid for Splicing Braid:

          The product has a nice feel, and New England ropes is an outstanding company with great instructions. While the instructions they provide are quality and helpful to relative beginners, the hooks on the end of the fids are a nightmare to deal with. Alternate brands, with individual fids, will not take significantly more room but will spare the aggravation caused by the hooks. I bought this after learning to splice lines because I thought it would make me feel like a sailor; this product just made me cuss like one.

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