"Great bit of kit. Flexible but not too floppy. With its natural metal 'curvature' you can, for example, push it through a small hole in a ceiling and, to a certain extent, guide it in the direction you want it to go. More flexible than rods when you have obstacles or tight bends to navigate round. Wouldn't be without it in my toolbox!"
"DELIVERY WAS WITH OTHER ITEMS THAT I ORDERED ON TIME NEXT DAY FISH TAPE WORKS VERY WELL IN CONDUIT AND IN BENDS OF CONDUIT.DO NOT BEND IT TO MUCH OR YOU MIGHT KINK IT.THAT MAY STOP IT FROM GOING BACK INSIDE THE RETRACKTOR.OTHER WISE FOUND TO WORK VERY WELL."
"Very strong tape with good reel/holder. The end of the tape is much bigger than previous ones I've had though and would be difficult for use in conduit, particularly if there are already cables in it. Better for more open areas. I bought the Nylon version (75807) for use in conduit."
"I've used fibreglass cable rods which splintered when bent and plastic cable pullers which tangled up and caught in conduit.
Moving to a metal draw tape has a few advantages - Its flat so can be directed in a wall - It has enough strength to push it (I've even been able to break through expanding foam in walls) - It seems to glide more smoothly over obstacles and in conduit - You sont have the length of a rod to contend with so it can be used upwards from skirting
The only point to note is to tape the empty end up before pushing it in a wall to make sure it doesn't get caught on objects
This model seems to do the job. If I bought another I'd possibly look for one with a bigger handle (the black part) to make winding easier.
The only other concern is that the hook part is very soft and has misshapen. I'm not sure how long it will last but if it does break, I'm sure another could be bent with a blow torch and pliers."
"I would like to advise all users of this tool to ensure that they tape up the hook, I recently bought one, and successfully used it on two runs, but when it came to a run with alarm cable under the floorboards, it caught the cable and it now lives under there!
The trick is to use either I piece of rubber piping that you can put over the hook and a little electrical tape to keep in place.
If you have enough space to use rods then use them as this cable can end up coiling itself in any spot. Due to it being constantly coiled up in the reel!"