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Old 08-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Has anyone had good experiences with labor saving devices fish sticks? You might call them glo rods or whatever. We have always used the ideal glo stix but I have ordered a set of the labor saving devices to give them a shot. Any word on them?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Has anyone had good experiences with labor saving devices fish sticks? You might call them glo rods or whatever. We have always used the ideal glo stix but I have ordered a set of the labor saving devices to give them a shot. Any word on them?
Yup those fish sticks are great.
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Can't speak for their new ones, I have a set of their original super-skinny ones that they don't make any more.

But I'm sure the new ones will do the job.
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I've only used the Greenlee ones and have had good luck with them. Except for the one I broke off in a ceiling!!!
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steel tape, nylon tape, fish sticks - they all have their place depending on the job. the sticks are handy for a bunch of things.
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I have the glo sticks.. haven't actually found a need for the glowing, but might be useful one day.
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I have the glo sticks.. haven't actually found a need for the glowing, but might be useful one day.
if you stick it through a hole from the ceiling in to a dark attic space, once you are in the attic you don't have to search as much
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I have the glo sticks.. haven't actually found a need for the glowing, but might be useful one day.
I used to send a 15' length down crowded ceilings in hospitals. After walking 4 ceiling tiles down I'd open the next tile and look for the end of the stick. Sometimes it would be mixed in with dozens of cat5 strung thru the ceiling for data, phone, and, telemetry. Having glow sticks really helps in this instance.
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I've only used the Greenlee ones and have had good luck with them. Except for the one I broke off in a ceiling!!!
were you being a little impatient?
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I love them. Have a total of 72' of them and keep buying more as they break. Broke the one I bought first and use almost everyday for 3 years just the other day. I'd say about 1000 times of usage is worth the money!
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were you being a little impatient?
Maybe, just maybe. Crazy remodels. Wedged in the ceiling joist above the plaster and the end stayed up there!
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I have several pairs of these. Beats fishing with a wire.


Here's a tip. When you're making a wire drop into a wall drill a second hole about 4 inches from the other hole in the top plate for the flashlight and to see where the wire is. Hole size about 3/4 inch.

Looking down the same hole as the wire restricts your view to a single eye eliminating the normal stereo view thus eliminating depth perception.
Using the two hole method gives you your normal stereoscopic view back so you can probably hit the spot you are trying to hit without fishing.
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