Spring Steel Fish Tape
very good product exceptional piece of kit works well even in conduits with wires already in it
26 Oct 2013
Strong product with limits
Very strong tape with good reel/holder. The end of the tape is much bigger than previous ones I've had though and would be difficult for use in conduit, particularly if there are already cables in it. Better for more open areas. I bought the Nylon version (75807) for use in conduit.
9 May 2013
Does the job
Good and strong yet able to follow openings. It threaded my data cables through fibre filled cavity after some wiggles.
Didn't catch fish though
13 Sep 2012
Metal is better
I've used fibreglass cable rods which splintered when bent and plastic cable pullers which tangled up and caught in conduit.
Moving to a metal draw tape has a few advantages
- Its flat so can be directed in a wall
- It has enough strength to push it (I've even been able to break through expanding foam in walls)
- It seems to glide more smoothly over obstacles and in conduit
- You sont have the length of a rod to contend with so it can be used upwards from skirting
The only point to note is to tape the empty end up before pushing it in a wall to make sure it doesn't get caught on objects
This model seems to do the job. If I bought another I'd possibly look for one with a bigger handle (the black part) to make winding easier.
The only other concern is that the hook part is very soft and has misshapen. I'm not sure how long it will last but if it does break, I'm sure another could be bent with a blow torch and pliers.
9 Sep 2012