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Spring Steel Fish Tape

Spring Steel Fish Tape
Average Customer Rating:
4.385 out of 5
4.4
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(13 Reviews) 13
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13 of 13(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Spring Steel Fish Tape
Review 1 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great Tool
6 Oct 2015
By
, Devon
" Simple with little to go wrong. Feels strong and sturdy. Can span a good few meters without support. Good directional control.
No birds nests like cheaper products
A toolbox must have. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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Brilliant!
6 Aug 2015
By
, Exmouth
" 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!
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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A handy piece of kit
7 May 2015
By
, Erskine
" I bought this to fish some wires through a ceiling void and it it performed perfectly. Saved me loads of heartache. "
Review 4 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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Quality Fish Tape
8 Apr 2015
By
, London
" Bought this to pull aerial cables into the loft. Tape is very strong and pulls light cables with ease. "
Review 5 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Does the job
13 Sep 2012
By
, Maidenhead
" Good and strong yet able to follow openings. It threaded my data cables through fibre filled cavity after some wiggles.
Didn't catch fish though "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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SPRING STEEL FISH TAPE
8 Sep 2011
By
, WORCESTERSHIRE
" 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. "
Review 7 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Winner winner
12 Nov 2015
By
, Aberdeen
" Bought this for running cables from my loft down my living room walls.
Did the job, good product. "
Review 8 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Better than a draw tape
25 Mar 2015
By
, Southampton
" Had to get this as had some long steel conduit runs and my normal draw tape just would not hack it.
It runs through pipe work with ease got me out Of trouble so very happy with it.
Only downfall would say sometimes it does not draw back but keeping an eye on it and a little shake goes back no problem. "
Review 9 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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fish tape
26 Oct 2013
By
, kirkcaldy
" very good product exceptional piece of kit works well even in conduits with wires already in it "
Review 10 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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4 out of 5
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Strong product with limits
9 May 2013
By
, Huddersfield
" 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. "
Review 11 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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4 out of 5
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Metal is better
9 Sep 2012
By
, Edinburgh
" 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. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good but not great
19 Aug 2012
By
, Essex
" Worked very well to start with and it does the job. Have had a little trouble winding in the tape on a couple of occasions, but its a tidy piece of kit. "
Review 13 for Spring Steel Fish Tape
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3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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3 out of 5
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Good Tip with this product
16 Feb 2010
By
, Liverpool
" 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! "
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.