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NEW ENGLAND ROPES Uni-Fid for Splicing Braid

Model # 317297Mfg # 9100-00-00000

$37.99

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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
 
1.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

  • Sailing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)

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1.0

Fids are useless, Instructions are good.

By Ryan

from Michigan

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Uni Fid for Splicing Braid:

      The hook at the end of the fid makes it impossible to use. The hook will catch and never pass through a rope to make a splice. It is impossible to actually create a splice using these. The instructions are good. The videos that New England Ropes has on Youtube all show using a hollow ended fid instead of this stupid hook design. Waste of money. Do not buy. Horrible product.

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      1.0

      Included fids are useless

      By Mark

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Uni Fid for Splicing Braid:

          The hooks at the end of fids snag rope strands, even when wrapped in tape, and get stuck in tight places. Once the hook gets snagged, it's impossible to remove without cutting the rope. Really poor design.

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          1.0

          Fid Fine, Hook Hoaky

          By Russ

          from Plano, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Sailing

          Comments about Uni Fid for Splicing Braid:

          The fid is well made, just not well designed. Most fids have a hollow end where the rope is inserted. The NE fids have a hook instead. It hooks through the rope and holds it securely. However, when you try to use the fid to pull the rope through, the darned hook grabs on everything and is a real bear to work through. Even wrapping the hook with tape doesn't help on tight splices. The hook just tears through the tape. An agony to use. Bought some Samson fids and ditched the NE fids.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 13 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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