What a great product - here at Ropelocker we wanted to develop an easy to use alternative to splicing and then we found somebody had already done it!
The SplicingNut is a product that mechanically splices line in a manner so simple that anyone who can screw in a light bulb, could splice a braided line. This product has been seven years in the making, InoDesign, in conjunction with the U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Center, Natick, MA has tested & developed SplicingNut for the last three years.
Ease of use, if you can put a light bulb in, you can install a SplicingNut. Not so for splicing a braided line which requires a special tool ( a fid ) and a fair amount of knowledge and practice.
The bowline knot is notorious for snagging at inappropriate moments. The low profile, bullet shape of the SplicingNut prevents this. The bitter end is secured, not flapping in the breeze.
Even the best tied bowline comes undone when it is shaken violently seldom does this happen under convenient circumstances. The SplicingNut will not back out, or come undone unless you want it to. The SplicingNut can be released under tension.
The splice's long tapered form allows the splice to easily run into a block where it could jam the line into the sheave. The SplicingNut forms a positive stop prior to the loop and thus prevents the line from jamming in the sheave.
The SplicingNut has the ability to be repositioned underway where circumstances or wear dictate, the splice does not.
Directions for use of the Splicing Nut