General Machine Products is a family-owned business located in Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that manufactures a wide range of products for the telecommunications, power utility, and cable television industries, and the contractors who serve them. We are extremely excited to announce our brand new tool – the 1-inch Econo Cable Block – which will be available late spring 2020. 

This steel cable block is used to support cable up to 1-inch, or 25.4mm, during cable pull-out including fiber optic. It can be used in new construction or overlashing and the block can fit over existing cable bundles up to 2 inches. Plus, it’s the most affordable cable block on the market right now. 

The Econo Cable Block only weighs one pound and the clip-on design makes for fast work, which is vital because time is money. The unique housing profile keeps the lashing machine from riding over the unit. The glass-filled nylon roller is forgiving of field abuse and all steel parts are zinc plated for corrosion resistance. 

Since 1936, General Machine Products has been a leader in supplying the telecom industry. Visit us today at or call us at (215) 357-5500 to learn more about our product offerings.