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Klein Chicago Grip 0.75 to 1-Inch High Strength Cables

The Klein Tools 1628-18 Chicago Grip is designed for EHS, Messenger, and Guy Strand cable. The double V grooves provide four-point contact, which reduces the chances of slipping and also provides proper alignment of wire and cable. All Klein grips are manufactured from custom drop-forged steel that is machined and heat-treated for excellent durability. Each grip is individually hand inspected and actuated for proper function. Grips are also rigorously tested and pulled to rated load to ensure the highest quality and reliability.

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  • Used for Aircraft, EHS, Messenger, Guy Strand cables
  • Designed for 0.75 to 1.0-Inch (19.05 to 25.4 mm) diameter cable sizes
  • For larger conductors, see our grips with round inside-jaw contour
  • Double ''V'' grooves give four-point contact, reducing the chance of slipping and providing proper alignment of wire and cable
  • Max Safe Load of 15,000 lbs (6803 kg)
  • Locking handle keeps jaw open while the grip is placed on cable with a hot stick

Klein Documentation

Grip Care & Maintenance

Applications & Uses 

Grips Guide

Additional information

Weight15.7 lbs
Dimensions15 × 10 × 5 in

Extra-High-Strength Cables, Messenger, Guy Strand

Cable Type:

Aircraft, EHS, Messenger, Guy Strand

Cable Diameter:

0.75'' to 1'' (19.05 to 25.4 mm)

Locking Handle:


Jaw Type:

Double V

Jaw Length:

7.25'' (18.4 cm)

Maximum Safe Load:

15,000 lb (6803 kg)


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