Wedge Rope Socket
A rope socket is used to attach a tool string to a wireline for down hole operations.
Thread line through the top of rope socket and sleeve. Lay the line in the groove of the wedge and form around radius at bottom of wedge. (Care should be taken to form the line around the wedge and not bend or kink the line as this may create a weak spot in the line leading to failure.)
Once the slickline is formed around the wedge, the sleeve should be slid down over the wire and wedge to hold it in place. The tail of the wire should be trimmed so as not to stick up past top of wedge.
* Wedges for other line sizes are available. *