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To help your in your rope buying, AAMSTRAND has prepared this rope buying guide, which contains basic information and many practical suggestions which will be useful to you. Rope can be an important area for cost reduction and yet since lives depend on it and expensive equipment and products are often at stake, it is critical for the wise rope buyer to weigh many factors in choosing the rope he will buy. Purchasing cut rate seconds from unreliable suppliers can save you pennies in the initial purchase and end up costing you thousands of dollars in the "real" cost! Always order from a well established source such as AAMSTRAND, with a national reputation of quality, service and guaranteed dependability. We sincerely hope you will find that the few moments you spend reviewing these hints and suggestions you will yield rich rewards for your company and yourself. Please call our customer service if we can help you make your rope and cordage selections. Also refer to our rope characteristics page, which is only a click away, for comparisons that will be a great help.
Check these ten basic rules for maintaining high quality and reducing your rope costs.
|1. Do not overbuy. Know how the roe is to be used and the working strength requirements, so you don't buy a more costly construction, material or diameter than you require.|| 6.
Send, exchange, or ask for samples! If you are unsure of the exact
construction or color. This will save valuable time and eliminate
costly returns. Remember, what you consider to be medium or bright
blue, may be different for some of our other customers.
|2. Order maximum quantity, to be used for a period of time, even though it may be delivered at different times. Allow adequate lead times.||7. Always check weights and diameters of rope. Variance in weights of yarn make the manufacturing of twisted rope unpredictable as to the exact feet per pound, diameter and weight.|
|3. Buy on a blanket order arrangement. The seller may feel more bound to honor an earlier lower price rather than renegotiate a new price with each order. The manufacturer may save money by being able to predict inventories and schedule production to insure delivery. Therefore, quantity discounts may be offered.||8. If the rope is to be cut, spliced, attached, etc. check with us to see if we can do for you more economically than you can.|
|4. Buy the most commonly stocked sizes and constructions as much as possible. It is more economical for the manufacturer to run these and hold inventories. By ordering from stock, you save delivery time and money. If your first choice is not in stock, we may be able to recommend and acceptable substitute in color, construction, length, that is acceptable and you can take advantage at once delivery form inventory.||9. Take good care of your rope. Remove rope from coils and reels properly. Store rope properly and dry rope properly. Keep rope clean, keep rope away from chemicals, avoid rust, slack off guys in wet weather. Choose rope size to match gear. Reverse ends of the rope occasionally, splice rope correctly, avoid unnecessary wear and abrasion. Avoid overheating, avoid sharp angles and bends. Do not overload rope. Avoid sudden jerks or strains and visually inspect rope frequently.|
|5. Buy standard lengths, colors and construction, as much as possible. Up charges for non-standards can add considerably to your costs.||10. Ask about a more economical substitute. Tell us what the rope is to be used for and we may be able to recommend a less costly substitute.|