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Old 07-14-2016   #1
 
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Webbing cutter/ sealing /flattening the ends

How do you cut webbing and melt the first 1/4 to 1/2" to help ease/insert of the tab into the cam. I have been thinking about buying a rope cutter to touch up aging straps but would like to be able to flatten the first bit going in to the cam like I have seen from a few things I have purchased.

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You can use an old iron. I use the same one that I use to melt my ski wax.
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pocket knife and a bic. no big deal, and it works in the field. don't over think it.
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Jamestown Distributors sells a rope cutting tip for $12 that will fit on your current soldering gun
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Hair straightening iron

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I recommend cutting straps at an angle, easier to get through cam. And yes a bic lighter and some pieces of wood or cardboard to shape.
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Hit the end with a lighter then bang it on the flat surface of my vice with a hammer. Tapers the end because it is more melted. I then cut the end with scissors to make it even. Makes me feel like a nylon blacksmith~

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Putty knife, propane torch and a block of wood. Heat up the end of the putty knife till it gets reddish, cut the webbing at an angle to make it easier to feed, then smash each side of the first inch of webbing with the flat of the putty knife. Looks professional and makes cleaner cuts than real webbing cutters.
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Putty knife, propane torch and a block of wood. Heat up the end of the putty knife till it gets reddish, cut the webbing at an angle to make it easier to feed, then smash each side of the first inch of webbing with the flat of the putty knife. Looks professional and makes cleaner cuts than real webbing cutters.
+1 exactly what I do.
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I like Water Monkey's answer and hope to try it next time.

What I've done for years is to cut the webbing at an angle then hit it with the heat gun till it starts to melt. I then run a putty knife over it pressing it into the workbench. This has worked well for me.
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