Tools and Equipment
Ideal offers new Tuff-Rod push/pull poles for 2015
By Renée Francoeur
February 17, 2015 – To combat the hassle of running cables in hard-to-access spaces, Ideal Electrical proposes using its new Tuff-Rod push/pull poles.
These poles have been designed to simplify the task of running cables above ceilings, down walls, under raised floors, or through difficult voids and cavities. They are for use with a variety of cable and wire types, including speaker and telephone wire, twisted pair data cables, fiber, thermostat, coax and general electrical cables to dramatically reduce time on the job.
Made of non-conductive fiberglass rods to protect the installer from electrical shock, Tuff-Rods can be threaded together to achieve a maximum length of 30 ft.
The J hook attachment helps in re-positioning wires and re-directing cables, while the Bullet tip attachment is suited for pushing the rods through wall cavities, under floorboards and similar tight spaces. The Wisp head attachment is specifically designed for working over the top of suspended ceilings where the large head enables the rod to be pushed over the grid work ridges.
In addition to standard white and blue, a pale green “glow in the dark” version is available for contractors working in attics, basements and other dim lit areas. Tuff-Rod repair kits can also be purchased.