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Hi all. Another question with a simple answer I am sure. I have just bought my first climbing kit after using others for a while. Foolishly I didn't look at how they had individually marked metallic kit such as a carabiners. I don't want to take my dremel to them to individually number them only for it all to fail its first loler inspection or worse actually weaken the kit and cause myself an injury. Any advice greatly appreciated.

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lots of climbers use insulating tape (combinations of earth - green and yellow, and another colour).

 

you deffo don't want to use a dremel on them.

 

Kev

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lots of climbers use insulating tape (combinations of earth - green and yellow, and another colour).

 

you deffo don't want to use a dremel on them.

 

Kev

 

I mark biners and the like (when needed) for LOLER inspections and i do to with a dremmel

 

It just depends on how and where you mark it

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Yep. All my climbing kit has a particular pattern of insulation tape adorning it. In a world of colour, it's no surprise that others will have the same kit as you. Always easier to put an identifier in place. Same goes for some of my saw kit. Helmet, 1st aid kit, scabbard, fuel can, sharpening kit. You get the idea; anything where someone else is likely to have same brand & model. Saves time, hassle and minimises loss from innocent mix ups.

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All new karabiners etc must now be marked with unique ID by manufacturer & should not be engraved, on the gate or anywhere else.

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All new karabiners etc must now be marked with unique ID by manufacturer & should not be engraved, on the gate or anywhere else.

 

Where did you get this from? Recently on a loler I did a few carabiners that I have done in the past where there unique id's were beginning to wear off as the laser etching is not that durable, a light engraving with a Dremel vibro tool (only about £15) on the lower portion of gate is suitable as a way of keeping equipment identifiable and good practice in my opinion. Otherwise we get into the frankly ridiculous situation of failing perfectly good kit on the basis of no unique indentity.

 

On another note I understand it's not my job to mark kit as an loler inspector, and if kit is not uniquely identifiable it's a fail and I am under no obligation to give it a unique mark or engrave. I think a little common sense has to be employed!

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