Galvanised Steel Gripple (Medium) (pack of 10)
The Galvanised Steel Gripple, with zinc outer shell and stainless steel and ceramic mechanism, allows you to easily secure and tension training wires for supporting plants. Will take a load of 400Kg and will take wire from 2-3.25mm...More information
The Galvanised Steel Gripple, with zinc outer shell and stainless steel and ceramic mechanism, allows you to easily secure and tension training wires for supporting plants.
Will take a load of 400Kg and will take wire from 2-3.25mm. Pack of 10 (medium).
2mm galvanised steel wire cable plant support available separately (WIR-005) priced at 0.60p per metre - select from the drop down menu above and enter total length required in quantitiy box.
I bought these to terminate support wire for the roof of a fruit cage. it worked really well and allowed me to increase the tension without losing the existing tension.
This is a follow up to my previous review (I was the one with the problems with the wire). I have now used the wire provided by Harrods and it makes life SO much easier! Cutting the wire isn't trivial; I had to go to Homebase to buy something that would do it, ordinary wire cutters didn't work, but then the whole job (70 m of support for future wisteria) was put up in less than 30 mins - and most of the time was spent climbing up and down the ladder. The gripples and the wire worked together really well.
This is a lovely device for tensioning wires; it works very well indeed and, with the right wire, is easy to use. The only difficulty that I had was with the wire. It says that it can be used with wire up to 2 or 3 mm in diameter and, whilst I am sure that this is true, it is a nightmare working with such thick wire. It just doesn't bend easily enough and it is almost impossible to get sufficient tension or get things looking good. Harrod's really ought to start selling the same wire that they use in their advertising images; I haven't found any such wire to be available anywhere!
Many thanks for your feedback, the 2mm wire as shown in the product images is available and is the one we recommend for use with this product. You need to select WIR-005 in the drop down menu, the wire is sold by the metre.
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A gripple allows you to effortlessly stretch, tension and secure training wires so that your climbing plants don't sag and collapse. This gripple has a traditional galvanized steel casing with a stainless steel and ceramic internal mechanism for maximum durability. It will hold both plastic and steel wire and has a load-bearing capacity up to 400kg (880lbs).