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#24657 - 04/17/03 07:25 AM Wire Bending Tool?
VOLTS Offline

Registered: 06/02/01
Posts: 21
I am looking for a small wire bending tool that fits on the end of a rachet. I have looked at Greenlee & Klein but there tools are to large. I saw this tool in a trade mag some years ago. It was small with two pins mounted on a small plate which mounted to the rachet. It looked as if it could be used inside a tight areas better than most. Does anyone know what I am talking about or were I can get one. Also if anyone thinks they are a waste. Thank you.

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#24658 - 04/17/03 08:20 AM Re: Wire Bending Tool?
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but Klein makes a Phillips screwdriver (I think it just comes in the #1 size) that has a little post on the handle.

You stick the end of the wire between the shaft and the little post and turn and the tool makes a neat hook in a piece of solid
#14 or #12 so you can put it on a device's terminal screw.

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#24659 - 04/17/03 08:46 AM Re: Wire Bending Tool?
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
I ocassionally use a Klein 50400 in meter sockets and residential panelboards. It is about 12" long and provides leverage to help maneuver 200 amp SE cable into place. You can use 2 of them together to help put tight bends into cable, as well.

#24660 - 04/17/03 09:22 AM Re: Wire Bending Tool?
cahill Offline
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Registered: 04/02/02
Posts: 7
Loc: lindsay ca usa
try the wire bender ratchet tool ,try for a 12 14 bender and stripper on a tool called switchgrip,,hope this helps,

#24661 - 04/18/03 06:03 PM Re: Wire Bending Tool?
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Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
SvenNYC is right, except that Klein actually puts that little post on quite a few of their screw drivers. Pretty handy.


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