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Milwaukee Steel Fishtape FEature

Milwaukee Stainless Steel Fish Tapes

Milwaukee Delivers Rust Resistance with Stainless Steel Milwaukee stainless steel fish tapes expand their line of steel and polyester options. Stainless steel tapes extend tool life, particularly in high-humidity working conditions. Its anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties give it an edge—if you want to pay for it. What’s the Big Deal? Material selection looks like the […]

Milwaukee fish tape feeding line

Best Electrical Wire Pulling Tools | Fish Tape, Rods, or Vacuum?

When you are wiring a house, either high or low voltage there are several situations where you will come across the need to arm yourself with good electrical wire pulling tools. It’s simply part of the job and something that even the best laid plans will intersect with from time to time. Overall this isn’t a terribly difficult situation to deal with, but depending upon whether you are in the midst of a complex retrofit, or a more open new construction situation, the tools you use can change the job from one of extreme frustration to one that is more or less routine.

klein Wide Steel Fish Tape

Klein Wide Steel Fish Tape

Klein 25′ x 1/4″ Fish Tape Goes the Distance The Klein Wide Steel Fish Tape (56335) works nicely into the company’s arsenal of electrical tools. This 25′ x 1/4″ fish tape seems like the perfect compact size for short commercial, residential, and VDV runs. An Electrician’s Staple The Klein wide steel fish tape gives users […]

Greenlee Reel-X Fish Tapes

Greenlee Reel-X Fish Tapes | First Look

Greenlee Reel-X Makes for Faster Fishing Emerson revealed a new line of fish tape that should significantly speed up productivity for electricians. The Greenlee Reel-X Fish Tape reduces tape friction to fish 2x faster when compared to traditional fish tapes. Fish Faster, Fish Easier So, if the electrical fish tape hasn’t significantly changed in decades, […]

Klein Redesigns Fish Tape Line Across the Board

New Klein Fish Tape Designs Increase Efficiency and Ease of Use Just in time for the new year, the new 2019 Klein line of fish tape reels in a string of new improvements to make wire pulling easier for electricians. And because it has all come about because of feedback from tradespeople, Klein assures us […]

Greenlee Nylon Fish Tape

Greenlee Nylon Fish Tape Review FTN536-100 – Low Friction Fishing

The Greenlee Nylon Fish Tape is a lightweight and low-friction fishing tool that excels in crowded conduit. We’ve run plenty of wire with it as we refurbished an old industrial building in Central Florida. Pros Thin, low-friction nylon slides easily past other wires in the conduit Textured case makes payout and rewind easier Lightweight Nylon’s […]

Review10.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee fish tape feeding line

Milwaukee 100 ft Polyester Fish Tape

The triple strand design of the new Milwaukee 100 ft Polyester Fish Tape approaches the stiffness of steel while retaining the smooth, low-friction movement of poly. The result is the best fish tape we’ve ever used. As an electricians tool, this shows promise. Let’s go fishin’. Pros Triple strand poly design strikes a great balance […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Southwire SIMpull 240 FT Fish Tape

Southwire SIMpull 240 FT Fish Tape Review

If you’re into electrical installation, you might have noticed that Southwire has a different approach to fish tapes. Rather than using just steel or fiberglass, the Southwire SIMpull 240 FT Fish Tape uses a unique material that the company claims “reduces the amount of effort required to push or pull the fish tape through EMT […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Southwire 125-Foot SIMpull Non-Conductive Fish Tape

Southwire SIMpull Non-Conductive Fish Tape

Perhaps more than any other trade, the nature of electrical work necessitates that Electricians have tools that can access and install what they can’t reach. Case in point: you may have read my recent review of a magnetic wire pulling system for running wire and cable behind finished surfaces. But that pulling system can’t perform the Electrician’s […]

Southwire SIMpull Fish Tape

Southwire SIMpull Fish Tape Preview with Video

The new Southwire SIMpull Fish Tape line consists of eight new models varying in leader type, width, length and case size. The fish tapes are made of a non-conductive polymer that has a low coefficient of friction, allowing the tape to easily glide through EMT and PVC conduit much faster than steel and fiberglass fish […]