Klein Tools has come out with a new fish and glow rod assortment kit, complete with 8 variable length fish and glow rods, 7 rod attachments, and a carrying bag to keep it all in.
They say that the new Splinter Guard fish and glow rid kit, model 56400, is aimed at providing electricians with an all-in-one solution for their next wire or cable pulling job.
The rods have durable stainless steel connectors, with all 8 combining to provide up to 33 feet of total rod length. They’re covered with a Splinter Guard coating, to help prevent fiberglass from splintering.
What You Get
- 2x 48″ long, 1/4″ diameter Low-Flex Fish rods
- 2x 18″ long, 3/16″ diameter Mid-Flex Glow rods
- 2x 60″ long, 3/16″ diameter Mid-Flex Glow rods
- 2x 72″ long, 5/32″ diameter Hi-Flex Glow rods
The glow rods feature glow in the dark illumination, after being charged up in “everyday ambient light.”
- Double-S hook – features an patent-pending design to secure wires
- Bullet nose
- Single hook
- Twin hook
Klein says that the carrying bag is adjustable, to accommodate 4-foot, 5-foot, and 6-foot rods. Two exterior zippered pockets can fit shorter rods (18″, not included), leaders, and attachments.
Made in the USA.
If you’re already set with your fish rods, Klein’s Klein 7-piece fish rod attachment set, 56511, is also available separately, as is the carrying bag, 56401. Replacement parts are also available.
I lack the wire and cable-pulling experience to tell you whether everything in this kit is a must-have, but the attachments seem to make sense to me, and it also seems convenient for Klein to include the different fish rod length and style options.
This seems like the kind of set that an apprentice might especially benefit from, or a pro electrician that’s tired of having to go back and forth to their van or tool bag if their application needs change.
Or not? For those of you that pull wires and cables on a regular basis, what do you think of this assortment? Would you add any components to the kit, or take some away?
Here’s their promo video: