Navigator™ Fiberglass Fish Tape w/7" Leader
- Extra large Grip-It™ handle is designed to be gripped from different angles even when using gloves
- HI-VIZ™ orange and blue handle make fish tape easy to find on the jobsite
- Handle prevents jamming when retracting the tape
- Reinforcing ribs molded into the handle provide snug, slip resistant comfortable grip
- Tough winder reel made of impact and UV resistant plastic to withstand harsh handling on the jobsite
- Reel turns easily in either direction for one-handed operation
- Enlarged guide slot makes tape dispensing faster and smoother
- 500 lbs. maximum pulling strength
- Super-flexible 3/16" round spiral-wound steel tape
Different Types & Accessories:
100' Reel - 7 lbs
|PART #||DESCRIPTION||TAPE WIDTH||TAPE LENGTH||REEL DIAMETER||COLOR||PRICE|
|KT-56010||Navigator™ Fiberglass Fish Tape||3/16"||100 FT||12"||Orange|
Wear approved eye protection when feeding, pulling or rewinding fish tape.
Although composite fish tape itself is non-metallic, its metallic tip and leader are conductive and could be grounded against conduit. Do NOT use on or near live electrical circuits.
Use a safe work position to avoid loss of balance when using fish tape.
Never remove screws while fish tape is coiled inside reel.
Do NOT pull a polymer composite fish tape with any type of mechanical fish-tape puller. A mechanical puller will severely damage the tape, and could lead to personal injury.
Do NOT bend a polymer composite fish tape to a radius smaller than 3" or the tape may break.
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About Fish Tape
A fish tape is a tool used to pull many different types of cables through walls, conduit, and open attic spaces. Made of different types of materials based on the application but typically made of a narrow metallic material. The fish tape can be careful manipulated by pulling slowly and the tape can be "fished" (guided) through the confined spaces within wall cavities. Once guided through, the new wiring can be pulled into the wall by attaching it to the end of the fish tape and pulling the tape back. Fish tapes are usually stored coiled on a plastic reel. Because of this, they have a natural curvature and it is this curvature that allows them to be guided. By manipulating the reel, the end of the tape can be directed slightly. The tape is rigid enough that it can then be pushed in the direction in which it is pointing. In this way it can be easily guided through an empty wall cavity. Occasionally, two fish tapes are used from opposite ends of the wall. Because they each have a hooked end, one fish tape is capable of catching the other, and the one tape can then be pulled back, carrying the second tape out with it.
How to Fish or Snake Wires in Walls and Ceilings
Trying to snake or fish a wire in a wall or ceiling can be very frustrating if you have never done it before. Even if you have not knowing a few tricks could double the time it takes. One of the key elements in snaking wires is the ability to visualize what you can't see. Anyone who needs to snake wires on a regular basis would be well advised to visit a new construction site. There are certain aspects of construction that can help you even though you cannot physically see them. For example, and I will show you diagrams further on, you can make some assumptions. If the roof line goes in one direction, in most cases the ceiling rafters run in the other direction. Bearing walls are more apt to have cats(wood braces) inside them that will prevent snaking a wire. Outside wall will have insulation in them. These are just some of the things that can help you see what you can't see.
There are some basic tools and materials you will need for fishing wires. The first and most important is a fish tape. For most occasions, you'll want a 1/8" x at least 50 feet and preferably 100 feet. Here is a list of some other items you'll need:
- Electrical Tape
- A Flashlight
- Cordless drill
- Wood bits
- Wire Staples
- Sheet rock Keyhole Saw
- Lineman's Pliers
- Wire Strippers