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Old 07-31-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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These look interesting.

Has anyone tried one?

Tried to find an online review of one with no results.
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
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I'd say that like most things from Rack-a-tiers they work well. No tape required is always a plus
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Looks like a good idea. The others styles like to catch going in the conduit.
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Gave me the idea of crimping lugs onto my next pull.
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These look interesting.

Has anyone tried one?

Tried to find an online review of one with no results.
Lets just add this to my list of items I want......check
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Wonder how long before those set screws strip out? Or how long it takes for an apprentice to lose one?


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wires are not staggered, making the pull around bends harder, just an observation.
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wires are not staggered, making the pull around bends harder, just an observation.
I agree, was one of my concerns.

What I was looking for is something like the penguin puller with four smaller heads that can be staggered.

I was also concerned about how well the set screws secures the wires.
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True! In my case it's me that loses them. I have a couple tools prone to this, a fiberglass fish rod and a bit extension for spade bits.

The first time I had to go by a replacement set screw, I bought several spares and keep them in the little envelope from the hardware store in the toolbox with them. I also make one wrap of tape over the set screws after tightening.
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wires are not staggered, making the pull around bends harder, just an observation.
You're still staggering the insulation.
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I agree, was one of my concerns.

What I was looking for is something like the penguin puller with four smaller heads that can be staggered.

I was also concerned about how well the set screws secures the wires.
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You're still staggering the insulation.
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I used this style of Greenlee Grip on very tough wire pulls up to 750MCM and never had any troubles.

I forget the largest size wire that can be naturally inserted but for larger sizes we just peeled back the outer strands and trimmed them off until until we got down to what would fit into the grip.

Tape it up, lube, and pull.
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I think Southworth offered pre-made heads with those gator grips. It saved a ton of time AND it was warrantied.
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I have the Greenlee set. They are monsters but then they are made for large wires going into large conduits. I don't think I ever used them for anything smaller than 3/0 wire.
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You're still staggering the insulation.
...when staggering the wires it greatly reduces the pulling tension around bends, thus decrease the tension on the wire at the knuckle termination, thats why knuckles cables are not the same length
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I used this style of Greenlee Grip on very tough wire pulls up to 750MCM and never had any troubles.

I forget the largest size wire that can be naturally inserted but for larger sizes we just peeled back the outer strands and trimmed them off until until we got down to what would fit into the grip.

Tape it up, lube, and pull.
What type of crimper do you use to secure the grip?
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Simply stagger them behind themselves and tie a small knot as you thread the rope through each one.
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