GMP offers handlines for use in outside plant splicing operations. All sizes are made from manila rope (rope is manufactured to Federal Specification TR-605).


1/2 in. Utility Handline
1/2 in. Utility Handline

This handline is intended for general construction use.

  • The 1/2 in. X 60 ft. (13mm x 18m) handline comes equipped with a crown splice on one end (no hardware) and a 6 in. ( 152mm) eye splice on the other end and waxed linen cord served at both ends for approximately 1/2 in. (13mm)

P/N 68596     1/2 in. Utility Handline     Weight: 3 lbs. (1.5kg)




Utility Handlines
3/8 in. Utility Handline

Available in a length of 100 ft. (30m), this handline is used to raise service drop wires to pole-mounted aerial distribution cable plant.

  • Similar in construction to the 1/2 in. Utility Handline, the 3/8 in. (10mm) Utility Handlines are provided with a crown splice on one end (no hardware) and a 6 in. (152mm) eye splice on the other end. Also both ends are served with approximately 1/2 in. (13mm) of waxed linen cord.


Ordering Information

68595 3/8 in. x 100 ft. (10mm x 30M)

4 lbs. (2kg)


When using handlines, whenever practical, raise and lower tools and materials while standing in a position where the movement of the load to its destination can be observed.

Do not permit the rope to slip through the hands when lowering a load, but use the hand over hand procedure.

Extreme care should be exercised when using a wet handline since it is more difficult to grip the rope securely.

Stand clear as far as possible when raising and lowering heated material, such as solder pots, paraffin pots, etc…ensure that no one is under a load while it is being positioned, raised or lowered with a handline.

Note: Do not use a wet handline where there is any chance that it may contact an electrical power source except in an emergency and then only when the craftsperson is protected by insulated gloves.

Do not store handlines where they will come in contact with ho paraffin or solder pots, furnaces or sharp edged tools. Inspect the rope before the handline is used to ensure that it is in good condition.