Cable Ends that won't unravel.

May 31, 2013
South Benfleet, Essex, England, UK
Not my discovery, a good friend told me about this.
To get a perfect non-unraveling cable end (brake or gear cable) leave it over-length by a few inches.
Put the end of the cable into a battery powered drill chuck with the drill set in the direction that winds the cable strands tighter (not unwinds them).
Heat a section of the cable (where you want the end to be formed) with a MAPP gas burner flame and when it is glowing orange, press on the drill start button.
The orange bit twists so tightly that the strands are welded together before it twists itself into two separate sections of cable.

Works a treat! :p
Feb 13, 2008
Townsville, Australia
What I do is clean the end and flux it.
Then dip it into a copper tube that has been clamped off at the bottom and filled with silver solder and melted.
ie, a little crucible of molten silver solder.
This works like a charm but dont heat the cable just dip and allow to come to temperature to flow the solder.