Fish tape upgrades

IDEAL upgrades Tuff-Grip PRO fish tape with new laser etched tapes and Speed-Grip handle.

Sycamore, Ill., August 4, 2010—IDEAL Industries Inc. has announced two major upgrade options for its Tuff-Grip PRO fish tape. First, the Tuff-Grip PRO is now available with laser etched versions of IDEAL Blued Steel and stainless steel tapes. Both tapes can be purchased separately as replacement tapes or bought pre-installed within a new IDEAL Tuff-Grip PRO. Permanent laser etched 1-inch increments enable electricians to accurately and instantly measure conduit length, always letting the user know how much tape they have left to payout. Measurements are etched into the tape so they will never rub off with wear.

Second, contractors can now upgrade their Tuff-Grip PRO with Speed-Grip, a new vertical grip that achieves a faster payout and rewind than traditional handle designs. Ergonomically engineered to put less strain on the wrist, Speed-Grip also has a large hand opening for use with bulky gloves just like the original Tuff-Grip handle.

Tuff-Grip Pro fish tapes cater to electricians running wire through conduit, as well as to data communications and home theater installers who must push cables over ceilings, through walls and under carpeting. It easily handles multiple bends, elbows and plane changes without hanging up or deforming within the conduit.

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