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Wire Bending Tool? #24657
04/17/03 09:25 AM
04/17/03 09:25 AM
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VOLTS  Offline OP
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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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Re: Wire Bending Tool? #24658
04/17/03 10:20 AM
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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.

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 04-17-2003).]

Re: Wire Bending Tool? #24659
04/17/03 10:46 AM
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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.

Re: Wire Bending Tool? #24660
04/17/03 11:22 AM
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lindsay ca usa
try www.rack-a-tiers.com the wire bender ratchet tool ,try www.pluggrip.com for a 12 14 bender and stripper on a tool called switchgrip,,hope this helps,

Re: Wire Bending Tool? #24661
04/18/03 08:03 PM
04/18/03 08:03 PM
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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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