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#150764 - 11/03/05 01:52 PM Fuse Pullers?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
What sort of a tool do you guys use to remove blown fuses that you work with?
I mean in particular, the axial cylindrical type fuses.
Your thoughts please?.
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#150765 - 11/03/05 07:52 PM Re: Fuse Pullers?
royal12136 Offline

Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 20
Loc: Shasta Lake, CA USA
I believe the one I use is the Ideal 34-002. They work pretty good. One of my journeyman prefers the small 422 channel lock pliers instead.


#150766 - 11/04/05 03:09 AM Re: Fuse Pullers?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
It's not the actual removal of the fuses that bothers me.
I've seen guys here pull them out with Rubbers and Leather Outers on.
It's inserting the new one that worries me the most.
Is it wrong to not use a tool to remove and replace fuses?.
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#150767 - 11/04/05 08:26 AM Re: Fuse Pullers?
Bill39 Offline

Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 77
Loc: Indianapolis, IN, USA
If the power is turned off and secured properly, what is wrong with changing a fuse with your bare hands (providing you don't cut your knuckles in the process?

#150768 - 11/04/05 12:37 PM Re: Fuse Pullers?
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
I've had fuses break when pliers are used. Also, it isn't all that unusual for a fuse base to be "hot" even when the disconnect has been opened.

I have a variety of pullers; most are best described as plastic pliers. I find them quite helpful in both removing and inserting fuses.

#150769 - 11/04/05 02:15 PM Re: Fuse Pullers?
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I have an old navy fuse puller that works great on anything from FRNs to the big 200a jobs. It is a fiber/micarta sort of material with big jaws on one end and small ones on the other.
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#150770 - 11/06/05 06:56 AM Re: Fuse Pullers?
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
George... not this navy, is it?

I've got an old set like that too... I'll have to check the brand on them.

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