Sisal, Sash Cord and Hand Fids

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Caution: Tensile Strength should never be exceeded. They are obtained from tests on new and unused rope under ideal conditions with standard test methods by the Cordage Institute. They are listed below for general guidelines only.

Gator Supply Co. has more than 1 million pounds of rope in our inventory, one of the largest distributors in the entire United States.


Size (Dia. In.)Size (Cir. In.)Tensile Strength In Pounds (Sisal)Pounds per 100 Feet (Sisal)
1/4" 3/4" 430 1.8
5/16" 1" 710 2.6
3/8" 1-1/8" 960 3.8
1/2" 1-1/2" 1,890 7.0
Size No.Normal Diameter (In.)Normal Diameter (MM)Recommended Working Load (LBS)
8 1/4 6.35 49
10 5/16 7.94 68
12 3/8 9.53 95
16 1/2 12.70 180
Hand Fids
6" x 1-3/8"
8" x 1-1/2"
10" x 1-1/2"
12" x 1-3/4"
14" x 1-3/4"
16" x 2"
18" x 2"
18" x 3"
20" x 2-1/4"
24" x 3"