Spiral Steel Fish Tape - 50'

Navigator Spiral Steel Fish Tape - 50'


Navigator Spiral Steel Fish Tape - 50'


~ Spiral Steel fish tape slides easily over existing wires and through multiple bends.~ The 13" case diameter means you can reel in 15% more tape in a single revolution vs. a standard 12" case.~ Durable spiral steel tape construction yields a maximum pull, Wear approved eye protection when feeding- pulling or rewinding fish tape., Do NOT use any fish tape on or near live circuits. Use extreme caution when working near any electrical equipment., Use a safe work position to avoid loss of balance when using fish tape., Never remove screws while fish tape is coiled inside reel.



  • Extra-large Grip-It™ handle is designed to be gripped from different angles, even when using gloves
  • HI-VIZ™ orange case and handle make fish tape easy to find on the jobsite
  • Reinforcing ribs molded into the handle provide snug, slip resistant comfortable grip
  • Tough winder reel made of impact resistant plastic to withstand harsh handling on the jobsite
  • Brass plated coiled steel resists rust.
  • Reel turns easily in either direction for one-handed operation
  • Enlarged guide slot makes tape dispensing faster and smoother
  • Super-flexible 3/16" round spiral-wound steel tape
  • See how much tape remains through the 4 viewpoints
  • Reel diameter: 12” (31 cm)

Weight: 6 lbs

SKU DESCRIPTION WEIGHT PRICE
KT-56013 Spiral Steel Fish Tape - 50' 5.10 lbs. DISCONTINUED

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ARTICLE: Best Practices for Klein Flat-Steel Fish Tape

 

Uses:

  • Can be used for indoor and outdoor applications
  • Pulling Cables in the wall
  • Pulling Cables in conduit
  • Pulling Cables in attic or open space

Different Types & Accessories:

  • Metallic
  • Leader (used to reduce tension on the cable while pulling cables)
  • Fiberglass (nonconductive)
  • Chain with Magnet (wall use only)
  • Ball with String (vacuum required for conduit use)

 

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: