Tag Archives: Electrical

FLIR DM284 Thermal Imaging Multimeter

Improvements in tool technology from one generation to the next are typically marginal simply because leaps and bounds can’t happen every day. But every so often a tool receives a significant innovation and, if it happens to be a tool of your trade, you consider yourself fortunate. Your job gets easier, your workflow more efficient, and […]

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New Klein Tools Overview: Fall 2016

Klein Tools recently introduced a bunch of new offerings just in time for Christmas. Electricians, be sure to check out the new Klein Tools before you talk to Santa. We saw tools like the new lighted torpedo level and updated tape measure at STAFDA 2016 a few weeks ago. We’d love to go into greater […]

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Ideal Vol-Con Elite Voltage/Continuity Tester

The Ideal Vol-Con Elite Voltage/Continuity Tester combines attributes of a solenoid tester, such as a vibration mode and low impedance, with the safety capabilities and higher test accuracy of digital circuitry. The Ideal Vol-Con Elite Voltage/Continuity Tester is designed for electrical contractors working in residential, commercial and industrial environments. Ideal claims it does not heat up during […]

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Milwaukee Exact 12T U-Style Dies

Crimping connectors is at the core of the electrical installation process. Often core tasks are so standardized that the innovation period around them has long since passed. But Milwaukee aims to change that with the new Milwaukee Exact 12T U-style Dies. The dies have lengths specifically designed to match each connector width from #8 to 750 […]

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Bosch Impact Tough Titanium Drill Bit Set

Drill bits are a staple of the jobsite because, well, something always needs a hole in it. You may think you need more drill bit information like you need a hole in the head, but not all coatings and treatments are well-suited for every job. I’ll use just about any bits, but I usually find myself […]

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Southwire SIMpull Fish Tape Preview with Video

The new Southwire SIMpull Fish Tape line consists of eight new models varying in leader type, width, length and case size. The fish tapes are made of a non-conductive polymer that has a low coefficient of friction, allowing the tape to easily glide through EMT and PVC conduit much faster than steel and fiberglass fish […]

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Ridgid Swiv-L-Punch Knockout Punch Head

The new Ridgid Swiv-L-Punch Knockout Punch Head is one of three interchangeable heads designed for Ridgid’s new RE 6 electrical tool. It punches up to 4-inch holes in 12 gauge mild steel and 14 gauge stainless steel. The Swiv-L-Punch is inserted and removed from the RE 6 by pulling back the collar of Ridgid’s QuickChange […]

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Life on the Line Movie Trailer Video Highlights Lineman – Thumbs Up

We saw the new Life on the Line movie trailer this week starring John Travolta. It centers around the dangers of being a lineman, particularly during an emergency. The movie has several sensational scenes that illustrate just how dangerous this job can be. In our opinion, it’s high time linemen got more recognition for what they […]

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Milwaukee M18 Force Logic 9T Utility Cutter

There’s a new cutter option for utility linemen in the Milwaukee M18 Force Logic 9T Utility Cutter. It features an automatically-closing, self-latching jaw that can be opened with one hand, even while wearing a Class 3 glove. The cutter was designed to deliver 200 cuts per charge on the XC 5.0 battery and it weighs in […]

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Ridgid RE 12-M Manual Hydraulic Crimp Tool

The Ridgid RE 12-M Manual Hydraulic Crimp Tool is the new crimper in town for copper lugs and connectors up to 1,000 kcmil in wire terminations and grounding applications. The 1.65-inch wide c-frame style tool weighs in at 11.8 pounds and generates 12 tons of force. The patent-pending RapidAdvance system engages a lug with two pumps. […]

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