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I have a had a couple fellow electricians recommend and swear by wire nut drivers and others say it's a hassle... Biggest argument is saving your hands arthritic pain?! What do ya'll think?
 

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flyboy said:
Years ago didn't they include them in a bag of wire nuts? I seem to remember having a few of those laying around and I know I never bought one.
Yes they did. But never needed one. Just another tool for the bag. My hip shifts enough as it is. If your gonna do it, get the one that goes in a drill that way the next guy will remember you.
 

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Good to know it seems tedious to constantly change bits i use a screw gun and drill screw gun has phillips or 5/8 in all the time (depending on job) and drill usually has auger or paddle bit in all the time lol
 

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Yes they did. But never needed one. Just another tool for the bag. My hip shifts enough as it is. If your gonna do it, get the one that goes in a drill that way the next guy will remember you.
I think this wing nut drill bit guy has already struck at our facility. I've got thousands of red B-caps in fixtures that I thought swarzeneggar himself torqued down
 

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I meant the one in a drill haha but keep it on drill setting no clutch :thumbsup:
Yeah, but changing of bits and carrying a drill to use just seems like a hassle. When I device out I like to carry strippers, a rotosplit, my 11 in 1, devices, and the wire nuts.

Just seems more convenient to screw down the terminals, flip the driver around and ratchet your wire nut to your pigtails.
 

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For the haters!

I use them when doing lighting, especially recessed lighting. But I put them on the drill give them a quick twist (notice I say quick twist, I don't torque them down all the way. It's certainly not as impossible to undue as the old guys who use their linemans and twist the **** out of the wires).







Anyone who uses one of those things should be shot.

On a related note the back of my Ideal conduit reamer handle can tighten the winged ones. I still don't use it for that much.
Shoot me. At least when I die, I won't have arthritis from twisting hundreds of wire nuts every day. And it's faster.
 

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For the haters! I use them when doing lighting, especially recessed lighting. But I put them on the drill give them a quick twist (notice I say quick twist, I don't torque them down all the way. It's certainly not as impossible to undue as the old guys who use their linemans and twist the **** out of the wires). http://s425.photobucket.com/user/svh19044/media/IMAG0497_zpsc69b61f7.jpg.html http://s425.photobucket.com/user/svh19044/media/IMAG0498_zps964d2925.jpg.html http://s425.photobucket.com/user/svh19044/media/IMAG0499_zpsccd989b6.jpg.html http://s425.photobucket.com/user/svh19044/media/IMAG0500_zpsbf26736d.jpg.html http://s425.photobucket.com/user/svh19044/media/IMAG0502_zpsbdb1b4cf.jpg.html Shoot me. At least when I die, I won't have arthritis from twisting hundreds of wire nuts every day. And it's faster.
Put down the driver and get back to your code homework....LOL

I don't see the big deal, if you are twisting all day, use it. Saving wear and tear on your body and speeding up your work is never a bad thing unless you get sloppy.
 
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