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Earth Rod Clamp Spilt Type 5/8" (80158)

To take cable lug 8mm hole

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Earth Rod Clamp Spilt Type 5/8" is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so hot Of three clamps bought at the same time, one was not threaded at all. Given this is an earth clamp, and subject to damp, not impressed that the nut and bolt supplied are low grade zinc plated rather than brass or stainless steel. Would be better if proper wire retaining washers were supplied too, as correct crimp terminals and crimper are not that easy to get.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has 10mm bolt Bolt is 10mm. Not problem in itself, but Screwfix don't sell any compatible crimp lugs, so you will need to buy these elsewhere. (8mm lugs can't be drilled out, not enough material).
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unthreaded version is hopeless This item used to be threaded internally and therefore screwed onto the top of the 5/8" expandable earth rod (87633), providing a secure fit with good contact area. Brilliant! The latest delivery was unthreaded and can't easily be passed over the threads at the top of the rod. Even if you manage to force it on, it's then only clamping onto the tips of the thread. Far less secure and very poor contact. If you fit it further down the rod, it leaves a big chunk of rod sticking up that prevents the assembly fitting under a standard MK earthing-point box. Hopeless! Consider carefully before buying...
Date published: 2012-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't fit the 5/8 rod This clamp is too big for the 5/8 rod. It will clamp onto the rolled threads but not the main shaft of the rod. This doesn't make for a particularly reliable connection and given that you sometimes end up cutting the rod to length is not right good.
Date published: 2011-07-27
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Previous buyers also say that only some of these clamps are threaded, but many of them aren't. Clearly they all need to be threaded to make good contact. Screwfix need to sort this out and describe it accurately. As it is it's useless.
3 Aug 2016
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Hello,

I've notified our QA department and this has been passed on to an auditor for investigation.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
5 Aug 2016
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Specification
Colour Brass
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Model No ERCS58
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Depth 22 mm
Product Height 57 mm
Product Length 42 mm
Total Product Weight 0.14 kg