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Cable & Flex Draw Tape

Cable & Flex Draw Tape
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 14 reviews
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9 of 14(64%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
Review 1 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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ideal for outdoor trunking run
10 Jun 2013
By fixerman
, South-East England
"Ideal for running through long stretch of outdoor underground trunking - did the job instantly where pulling a replacement cable with cord got jammed. Good value for that job. Easy to store - just keep some cable ties handy when winding it back up after use to go back in its compact box."
Review 2 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Excellent value, does the job
13 Apr 2013
By Bogbrush
, Buckingham & France
"I have had one of these for 10 years now and it has always worked well where the traditional dodge of a piece of wire coat hanger or welding rod proves inadequate. I have never needed anything like the 30m length provided and so have cut mine into different lengths. The material is quite strong nylon-like plastic but watch out for its tendency to coil itself into knots if you are not careful. Because of this, it is hard to direct in a straight line once it disappears into the cavity. Nevertheless every toolbox should have one."
Review 3 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Seems decent for the price
10 Sep 2014
By switch
, sheffield
"I was in a jam trying to feed a cable through a boxed section where I didn't have clear access.
Having managed to get a probe through the 3 meter section, I was able to tow this tape back again. it fed though quite easy, but as the routing nada small section that was apparently a little tight for the cable being used I didn't have full confidence that the draw tape would handle that strong a pull, instead opting to first pull a 4mm single core through to work as a stronger pull line. However had there not been this small tight section, all would have been fine. Not bad for the price.
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Review 4 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Performs Adequately
1 Jan 2013
By heatworks
, East Sussex
"Does it do what it is intended to do? Yes it does.
It has a bullet on a short spring at one end and a slotted ferrule at the tail end.
Quality appears to be adequate and it's a fairly inexpensive bit of kit.
The only down side is its length. At 30m it's a bit long for most of my jobs.
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Review 5 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Does The Job
3 Jun 2012
By GIJoe90
, London
"I bought this to pull new data cable through an conduit with existing cable in it. It was almost perfect for the job but could do with being longer..."
Review 6 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Excellent if used correctly
11 Dec 2011
By Billi
, Edinburgh
"I saw previous reviews on this and thought it might not do the job but bought it anyway.
Absolutely excellent for drawing cables through conduit which is its function.
Drew a new cable through an old half inch conduit with 3 wires already in it and it worked beautifully.
The only niggle was that it is 30m long but only a minor annoyance.
Might be worth considering producing them in different lengths though.
Providing velcro ties might be a nice add on so you can store them neatly but I used a couple of short lenths of cable to tie mine in a neat circle.
Cheers
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Review 7 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Handy Tool
5 Sep 2011
By Badgerwig
, Leeds
"Extremely handy and useful tool for getting wires/cable into difficult places. Only complaint is that it is very long (30m) and rather difficult and fiddly to wrap up/untangle after use. Make sure you have strong and sticky tape handy because there is no easy way to fasten the cable securely to the tool."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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30m Draw Tape
3 Jan 2010
By RedDevil1963
, Plymouth
"Does the job its designed for but could be a bit stronger for use over 25'."
Review 9 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Too flexible!
3 Dec 2008
By AndyH
, Gloucester
"Might be good for certain applications but a little too flexible for direct feeding. Cable rods are much better in my opinion."
Review 10 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Of limited use
10 Apr 2010
By TefalHead
, London Colney
"This would possibly be useful when feeding through 20mm conduit, but it has too much memory and not enough rigidity for feeding through spaces where it is not constrained so well. It is impossible to lay it out straight, with its natural form being in a coil, and it twists up if you attempt to lay it out. Perhaps it was just unsuitable for what I was using it for which was trying to feed it through a 50mm duct. Its diameter is 3mm."
Review 11 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Waste of time
19 Aug 2013
By Keepsputtinitoff
, Fife
"Totally useless for underfloor use. Just coils itself up as its too soft plastic. Better with the old steel band."
Review 12 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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POOR
1 Oct 2012
By JUSTINBS
, WAKEFIELD
"THIS IS ANOTHER OF SCREWFIXES OWN PRODUCTS POOR QUALITY AND NOT UPTO THE JOB I NOW TRY AND KEEP TO NAMED BRANDS FROM SCREWFIX AS THERE OWN MAKES SEEM TO BE POOR QUAILTY ( LIKE POWER TOOLS )"
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? No
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30m Draw Tape
12 May 2010
By MrAngry
, Oxon
"As in other reviews would be ok passing down plastic trunking although unless frequent access 30m is too long. Bought to feed alarm cables behing plaster coving, it would not go around a corner 300mm away from start as too flexible and will not straighten out unless heated with a flame under tension while cooling, which is what I did cutting into sections of sensible length & cutting the ends off.
Needed professional rod kit but not worth spending money for a one off. Got there in the end but too flexible and keeps coiling up so of no use in anything but a restricted space ie 20mm plastic trunking etc.
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Review 14 for Cable & Flex Draw Tape
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Bit Dodgy
20 Jan 2009
By AndySheepToo
, Thurso, Caithness
"I struggled with this product. It's a bit too flexible and I ended up in knots. I had borrowed a similar product and got on great with it, but this one just wasn't as good."
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.