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June 13, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


NTC Voltclaw Electrician’s Wire Push/Pull Tool

Ever had to jam your metal needle nose pliers into a junction box to get to that hard-to-reach wire? Or used a screwdriver to try to pull a wire from the back of a service panel? It’s not the safest course of action, but some of us have probably danced with the devil at least once or twice. The Nonconductive Tool Company addresses this safety concern with the release of the Voltclaw, a nonconductive nylon tool that allows electricians and DIYers to access, grip, push, pull, and bend wires safely.


Two Ways About It

The Voltclaw comes in two models. One is designed for use with 12 gauge wire, and one for gauges between 6-14. Molded from impact-resistant nylon, the Voltclaw features a nonconductivity rating of up to 1000 volts. The Voltclaw is incredibly lightweight, and its smooth edges won’t damage insulation while bending or pulling wires. It also features an ergonomic design for comfort, and the finger grips are deep enough to ensure a safe grasp with gloved or greasy hands.

The Voltclaw-12 features two pull hooks, a T-groove for bending wire, and a V-groove for pushing wires back into outlets or switch boxes. It also includes a wrench for loosening and tightening twist-on wire connectors.

The Multi-gauge Voltclaw features two pull hooks and a V-groove similar to the 12. However, it also features a sliding wire gripper for holding onto almost any wire used in residential and commercial installations. This is operated by a simple thumb slide on the handle.

Final Thoughts

For any electrical work, having a nonconductive tool handy really just seems like a no-brainer. The Voltclaw only weighs a few ounces, and the ergonomic grip makes it comfortable to hold and move around. Having the ability to push, pull, and bend wires without being subject to metal’s high conductivity make this item a worthwhile investment.

Speaking of cost, both models are relatively cheap at under $20 a piece, which seems like a small price to pay for added peace of mind. The Voltclaw definitely provides a safer and more functional alternative to sticking a screwdriver, or your fingers, into a circuit box.


The Voltclaw Features & Specs

The Voltclaw
  • Available in two models: Volclaw-12 and Volclaw Multigauge
  • Constructed from rugged, impact-resistant nylon
  • Nonconductive up to 1000 Volts
  • Smooth edges and ergonomic handle
  • Priced separately at $14.97 (12 Gauge) and $19.97 (Multi Gauge), or $29.97 for both
 

 
 
 

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Bruce H

I have both tools, great for making a circuit box lay out neat and orderly! Gave one to a friend and he uses it so much he bought me a replacement. Of the two, I use the standard one (yellow) the most. Yes, I could use my fingers, but these sticks make the lines look neater and I get work done faster.

Scott Ellingson

I laughed my way through reading this, these are the 2 most useless “tools” ever. If you can’t fit a wire into a breaker safely with your fingers you probably need to find a different job.

Klint Krenzke

I have one that I made 10 yrs ago, better design, lost without it when doing outlets, removes broken light bulb sockets too.

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