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Old 03-29-2009, 03:51 PM   #21
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I haven't gotten any flat 3-wire in a spell, now that you mention it. It seemed like last year it was all going that way, but now I'm back to getting round stuff again. We might be able to date certain wiring installations as vintage 2008 in the future when we see flat 3-wire installed. Hard to say. Anybody still getting shipments of flat 3-wire?
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:13 PM   #22
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i like the flat romex but all i find now is the round stuff again. the romex brand stuff is the best and pulls easier than the round stuff
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:37 PM   #23
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have not pulled any three wire romex in a several months so i wouldnt know
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:41 PM   #24
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I'm seeing it about 50% of the time.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:27 PM   #25
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They've got both types here. I'm not sure why but I like the round. Also I have several lock blade knives that use the Stanely blades. I love em. So easy to sharpen!
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I like the round also it is easier to tell it apart from 14-2.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:36 PM   #27
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Guess I am old school, I have always used the curved folding Klein knife, i just recently got the Klein linesman knife and that is what i use now. I was told a sharp razor knife wasnt the best idea as it was to easy to nick the insulation on the conductors in lomex(romex).

I want some of that flat 3 wire lomex to try as it has always been an pita to strip the round stuff.

I am with you on this one, use the right tool for the right job. I see many guys use the pocket razor knives and hear them when they slip or snap a blade. I keep my stripping knife honed all the time and it will just glide along a wire with little effort. Klein makes a great little hone that is small and light, perfect for a daily blade dressing.
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razor knives are only good for opening boxes and shouldnt be used to strip wire. they slip too much and the blades break like crazy
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:47 PM   #29
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razor knives are only good for opening boxes and shouldnt be used to strip wire. they slip too much and the blades break like crazy

Interesting. I don't think I've used anything but a razor knife to strip wire. I've never understood the attachment to those linesmans knives. They stay perpetually dull as a butter knife and are about as useful as a butter knife as well.
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Interesting. I don't think I've used anything but a razor knife to strip wire. I've never understood the attachment to those linesmans knives. They stay perpetually dull as a butter knife and are about as useful as a butter knife as well.
not it you sharpen it
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not it you sharpen it
I've tried sharpening them. They don't hold an edge worth diddly squat. The problem is that you don't have the incredible skills that I have so you might as well tear up your license now because you will never be as good as me.
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Today I learned: That a lineman's knife is good for buttering bread.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:56 PM   #33
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I've tried sharpening them. They don't hold an edge worth diddly squat. The problem is that you don't have the incredible skills that I have so you might as well tear up your license now because you will never be as good as me.
yes master peter. my license is going through the shredder as we speak. every night before i go to sleep i hope and pray that ill be as good as you then i wake up from that nightmare and realize that i already am
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Today I learned: That a lineman's knife is good for buttering bread.
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yes master peter. my license is going through the shredder as we speak. every night before i go to sleep i hope and pray that ill be as good as you then i wake up from that nightmare and realize that i already am

Good boy. Now don't touch an electrical tool or a wire ever again.
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they say peter d is the messiah of the electrical trade. without him we all would be doomed to be hacks and the causes of fires across the country. luckily hes there to help us all along
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this is the best knife right here

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The best knife for buttering bread, and opening envelopes, among other household tasks.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:26 PM   #39
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The best knife for buttering bread, and opening envelopes, among other household tasks.
well im going to disagree with that. i use it all the time and sharpen it daily i never had a problem
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well im going to disagree with that. i use it all the time and sharpen it daily i never had a problem
Good for you. I can change a utility knife blade in a couple seconds. Sounds like a superior waste of time to sharpen a knife. We're in a throw-away society. Get with the program.
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