D splicer rope splicing tools

The new D-Splicer rope splicing tool is designed to take the difficulty out of working with small diameter braided lines.

The D-Splicer Kit uses a stainless needle which doubles back on itself. This way the needle can be pushed through the line and then grab the same line to pull back through itself. The needle is stiff yet small enough to push through 4mm diameter line. Its designed to make a splice easy by pulling rather than pushing. The D splicer is can be used to make; pull through, loops, cover splices and soft shackles.

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Kit features;

  • For thin lines
  • Anodized aluminum puller handle
  • Stainless steel needles

D-Splicer Rope Splicing Tools

Manufacturers description

In addition to the kit, D-Splicer needles are also available in a fixed handle models. Available needle thicknesses include 15 for 2-4mm lines, 20 for 4-6mm lines, 25 for 6-8mm lines.

Portsmouth, RI – Ronstan’s new D-Splicer range of specialized rope splicing tools are designed to take the difficulty out of working with smaller diameter synthetic 12-strand or single braid lines. These unique double needle “pullers” essentially clamp the rope strands so they can be easily pulled through a splice without slipping. Ideal for soft shackles and pulling cover plaits into the core, the D-Splicer is a must for any DIY rigger’s tool set. D-Splicer needles are made of machined alloy to reduce weight and come in three thicknesses to match a wide array of line diameters.

Developed by professional riggers, Ronstan’s D-Splicer product range is highlighted by an exclusive D-Splicer Kit that features an interchangeable handle that allows riggers to switch needle diameters to match the working line diameter. The kit includes 4 needles in 2 sizes (1mm x 24cm and 1.5mm x 26cm), interchangeable aluminum handle with lanyard and a carrying case. Perfect for the do-it-yourself or on-site rigger, the needles can be quickly changed by simply unscrewing the handle, eliminating the need to have multiple puller tools on-hand.

In addition to the kit, D-Splicer needles are also available in a fixed handle models. Available needle thicknesses include 15 for 2-4mm lines, 20 for 4-6mm lines, 25 for 6-8mm lines.

The complete D-Splicer product range will be available at Ronstan dealers worldwide. The full kit will retail for $65, with replacement needles starting at $8.75. Fixed handle needles start at $22.65

Ronstan is based in Melbourne and has 180 employees worldwide. In addition to Sydney, and Fremantle, Ronstan has North American Headquarters in Portsmouth Rhode Island, with offices in California & Florida as well as a second factory in Vejle, Denmark.

Soft shackle splicing

I know riggers who have cobbled together a custom tool for splicing small line like the D-Splier. Now the D splicer is available to the public and makes splicing small ropes and items like softshackles much easier for anyone. By pulling instead of having to push the line, splicing becomes easier faster and more accurate.

Now anyone can benefit from the splicing tool. Annapolis rigging have made one with a trapeze handle instead of the handle here, that was just what they had on hand to do the job.

There are soft shackles on the market but maybe you need a custom length. Now its easy to make one yourself. The needles can be quickly changed by simply unscrewing the handle, eliminating the need to have multiple puller tools on-hand.

To see how to make a soft shackle follow the pictures to the right and or watch the video.

The complete D-Splicer product range will be available at Ronstan dealers worldwide. The full kit will retail for $65, with replacement needles starting at $8.75. Fixed handle needles start at $22.65

Manufacturers Contact

Ronstan; D splicer web page