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Fuse Pullers? #150764
11/03/05 04:52 PM
11/03/05 04:52 PM
Trumpy  Offline
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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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Re: Fuse Pullers? #150765
11/03/05 10:52 PM
11/03/05 10:52 PM
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royal12136  Offline
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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.

Tim

Re: Fuse Pullers? #150766
11/04/05 06:09 AM
11/04/05 06:09 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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OK,
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?.

Re: Fuse Pullers? #150767
11/04/05 11:26 AM
11/04/05 11:26 AM
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Bill39  Offline
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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?

Re: Fuse Pullers? #150768
11/04/05 03:37 PM
11/04/05 03:37 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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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.

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

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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.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Fuse Pullers? #150770
11/06/05 09:56 AM
11/06/05 09:56 AM
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DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
George... not this navy, is it?

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

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