Klein Tools has introduced two new tools designed specifically with lineworkers in mind: the Howe Wire Tool with Handle and the Parallel Jaw Grip. The Howe Wire Tool provides an easier grip when pulling cable, while the Parallel Jaw Grip offers a lighter-weight option for Klein’s innovative, high-traction solution for HDPE-coated cable. These two new U.S.-made products are designed to provide professional lineworkers with more convenient and reliable pulling power.
The Howe Wire Tool with Handle (Cat. No. 1702-20HH) is a versatile tool that quickly sags service connections. Other features include an added handle that provides an easier grip during pulling; a double-locking snap hook that makes switching between grips convenient; a forged-steel swivel hook that can reach under insulators with a large opening and long shank; safely pulls loads up to 500 pounds; strap that is built to last with tough nylon webbing; and galvanized metal parts that increase durability.
The Parallel Jaw Grip (Cat. No. 1716-70) securely pulls HDPE-coated cable, commonly known as tree wire. Other features include an innovative, high-traction surface that grips cable without damaging the outer jacket; pulls cable diameters 0.625” to 1.362”; spring-loaded for convenient one-handed operation and easy placement on conductors; tough carbide grit technology that withstands harsh job site conditions; and wider cable diameter range and 3 pounds lighter than alternate model (Cat. No. 1716-60).
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