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#171812 - 12/06/07 10:44 AM New Tool??? Cable guide  
Mike Wescoatt  Offline
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 161
Cedar City, Utah
I was surfing and came across this...

I hadn't seen something like this before, and thought it was neat. I'm sure some of you have seen this or have one already. Any opinions on how it works? I think I'm going to get one because I'm usually pulling by myself.

Anyway, thought someone might benefit from this.

Mike Wescoatt

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#171836 - 12/06/07 08:50 PM Re: New Tool??? Cable guide [Re: Mike Wescoatt]  
sparkyinak  Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,317
I saw some data techs use these when they first came out years ago (I'm getting old) and they were the cat's meow

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#171839 - 12/06/07 09:08 PM Re: New Tool??? Cable guide [Re: sparkyinak]  
leland  Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
How does it work? Looks like a peice from a printing press.

I have one it has 24 holes in it, about 1/2"diam. I mount it # it and feed the wires thru it.Secure it to the cable rack then pull.
Come back, there are all the wires, #s etc. Cost me about $4.
Plus install 20 sec.

#171846 - 12/06/07 09:54 PM Re: New Tool??? Cable guide [Re: leland]  
leland  Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
My appoligies. I didn't read the whole script.
But still some 1" pvc and tye wraps and your done.
It does look like a nice toy,And I'm sure very helpfull.
Just make sure the cables are supported and up off of the ceiling.

#171857 - 12/07/07 04:17 AM Re: New Tool??? Cable guide [Re: leland]  
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Posts: 687
Grayslake IL, USA
This is another style. They do help some but most of the time we never think of using it. Made by Garvin Industries.

#171862 - 12/07/07 11:42 AM Re: New Tool??? Cable guide [Re: Active 1]  
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,069
I like that roller throat for the boxes. Never used one but I looks great.

Greg Fretwell

#171886 - 12/07/07 09:29 PM Re: New Tool??? Cable guide [Re: Active 1]  
KJay  Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 763
Active 1…
That 4” square roller plate looks like it’s the cat’s pajamas.
It looks like it would also be perfect to prevent chafing the outer PVC jacket on THHN when pulling box to box over a long run with the spool stands payout at an angle to the EMT connector.

Good deal on that cable guide. I just saw the same exact thing, right down to the weld spatter, with a Greenlee decal on it. Naturally, the “Greenlee” branded roller is almost twice the price of the one in your post.


#171986 - 12/10/07 10:22 AM Re: New Tool??? Cable guide [Re: KJay]  
Mike Wescoatt  Offline
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Posts: 161
Cedar City, Utah
Active1 I like your find too... But I never do commercial anymore, just my own house and those freebies that my friends want me to do on their houses... Wish I had known about the roller plate a few years ago. I also like the idea of a PVC guide set. Thanks for spreading the knowledge everyone!

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