Jimmy Green Netting Needles, also known as shuttles, are manufactured from a durable and flexible plastic nylon.Ideal for securing Guardrail Netting to the the Guardwires
Our netting needle is a modern day imitation of a traditional fisherman's netting repair tool. It works like a large bobbin which can be loaded with a long length of thin cord.
When the needle is correctly loaded with suitable twine, it can be passed through each mesh of the net in one easy pass.
Without a netting needle, the task is much more daunting. Imagine either tying each mesh individually or trying to pass a bundle of twine through each mesh, seizing it and passing to the next mesh without an enormous tangle.
With a correctly loaded netting needle, it is possible to seize the netting to the selected wire or border cord.
Secure each mesh of the guardrail netting to e.g. the guardwire with a succession of clove hitches or half hitchesLoading instructions:
- Tie off the end of your selected cord on the inner tongue and slide the knot down to the bottom.
- Stretch the line down to the U capturing shape at the bottom of the needle, turn the needle over and stretch the line up to and around the inner tongue (where the line started).
- Take care not to introduce a twist into the line because this will cause problems when you come to use it on the job.
- Repeat actions 1. and 2. until the inner tongue is approximately 2/3 full.
N.B. if you fully load the inner tongue, it may bend (or even break off) when you tension the line.