Rope Splicing Tools

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Tree climbing ropes and tree rigging ropes are the most important tools a professional arborist uses. Climbing lines and rigging lines for arborists represent the worker's lifeline, so we stock only the highest quality lines from manufacturers such as Samson, Teufelberger, Sterling, and Yale. We also carry rigging ropes manufactured in Canada and America for Notch Equipment, which we believe represent the best value in the market and we stand behind their ropes 100%.

Splicing Tools That Every Arborist Should Have

When it comes to splicing, there are a number of rope tools that every arborist should have. While many of these tools come from splicing techniques related to marine rope, they have their place in tree work as well. The tools needed for splicing are varied, each serving a different purpose.


There are a large number of different fids available, each with a specific purpose. Some are best suited to splice single braid ropes, while others are great for splicing double braid ropes. Fids used to splice double braid ropes come in sets of several diameters. Some fids are as simple as being large stainless steel needles, while others are tubed. When picking fids, is important to think about your most commonly used lines, and their rope constructions.

Toss Splicing Wand

A long, handled tube containing a spike and hidden snare. This is one of the most commonly used tools by professionals. It allows for easier splicing of braided rope, as well. It's a must have for any arborist.

Marlin Spike

A marlin spike, sometimes called a marline spike or marlinspike, is used for a variety of tasks. This includes unlaying rope, untying knots, and joining ropes together. It allows for more precise pulling of fibers, meaning that other parts of the rope remain undamaged.

A Tool or Splicing Kit for Anyone

When you look through our selection of tools, you're looking through the tools and accessories you need to help you get rope splicing done. We've got fid lengths of all sizes, splicing wands, and accessories that will help you get your ropes pulled apart accurately. If you're unsure where to start, don't worry. We offer kits that include a complete set of tools, as well as a splicing manual.

As always, safety and quality are the utmost concern. If you're not sure what you need or have any questions, please ask a Treestuff specialist by using our online chat. You can also reach us at and by calling 877-408-7337.