Fiberglass Fish Tape - 50'

Navigator Fiberglass Fish Tape - 50'


Navigator Fiberglass Fish Tape - 50'


~ The lightweight- strong fiberglass tape resists harsh elements and is strength rated up to 500 pulling pounds.~ The 13" case diameter means you can reel in 15% more tape in a single revolution vs. a standard 12" case.~ Durable 7" leader helps push throu, Wear approved eye protection when feeding- pulling or rewinding fish tape., Although fiberglass 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., Do NOT pull a fiberglass fish tape with any type of mechanical fish-tape puller. A mechanical puller will severely damage the tape- and could lead to personal injury., Use a safe work position to avoid loss of balance when using fish tape.



  • 7” leader
  • 4 viewpoints let you see how much tape remains in the reel
  • Reinforced ribs molded into the rugged Grip-It® winder handle make it slip resistant and provide an excellent grip even when wearing gloves
  • High pulling strength of up to 500 lbs
  • Reel made of tough, rugged, impact and UV resistant  plastic  for durability in harsh conditions
  • Enlarged eye-loop allows to pull up to 5 unstripped No. 12 AWG wires (.08” diameter)
  • Blue color coded handle and enlarged guide slot makes non-metallic, low-friction tape dispensing fast and smooth; prevents kinking or tape jamming when retracting
  • Handle base wraps around 180° of the reel.
  • Enlarged guide slot makes non-metallic, low-friction tape dispensing fast and smooth.
  • Reels turn easily in either direction for one-handed operation.

Weight:

50' Reel -3 lbs
100' Reel - 4 lbs

SKU DESCRIPTION WEIGHT PRICE
KT-56009 Fiberglass Fish Tape - 50' 2.80 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: