This thimbles are available for both light and heavy duty applications and are typically used in marine, industrial rigging and wire rope applications. Stainless steel thimbles are ideal for creating loops in wire rope and guiding the rope into a natural curve or bend. The thimbles provide an extra layer of support while protecting the wire rope from chaffing, pinching and abrasion . This thimbles can be installed inside the steel wire rope loop. They help to protect the cable from pinching and abrading on the inside of the loop. The use of thimbles in loops is industry best practice.