Exactly, I just didn't want to type all of the earlier, because I was using my phone.I was a steel cable advocate...I have never heard of anyone breaking one. I have heard of synthetics breaking.
That said, I am damn tired of stabbing my fingers on broken cable strands and am looking at swapping out my 6 month old winch's steel cable for a synthetic rope. I use it way too much to tolerate the broken strands...
Online is typically the best place to buy synthetic and you can buy steel from lowes, menards, harbor freight, etc....if you make your own like I do I just borrow a swagging tool from Lowe's shelf and make the cable right there in the store. You can do some research to figure it out. I just buy 50' of
post a link.I always use cable but I also use what they call a deadarm. I buy them off ebay for like $13 bucks. Go to ebay and search winch bumper. You just take your hook off and install it takes like 3 minutes. Not only does it work for protecting you fairlead when the hook is retracted but when using your winch just slide it down the cable and if the cable breaks it will stop they cable snap back that everyone talks about. Pretty handy and it's cheap insurance even though I personally have never had a cable break on me.