Fish tape is made of fiberglass, has laser-etched foot markers

Klein Tools' newest cable-installation tool includes a seven-inch leader that pushes through crowded conduit.

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Klein Tools has introduced a set of fiberglass fish tapes that have permanent, laser-etched measurements marked in descending one-foot increments. Klein says the tapes increase productivity by eliminating the measurement step when pulling wire or cable through conduit. "Cable installers can instantly and accurately measure the length of conduit runs while fishing by reading the amount of tape left to pay out," Klein Tools says. "This avoids expensive rework and wasted materials, saving both time and money."

The tapes are available in 50-, 100- and 200-foot versions. Each has a seven-inch leader that pushes through crowded conduit, Klein says. Additionally, the company says, the fish-tape case saves time and effort because it takes up to 15 percent more tape in a single revolution.

Marina Wolk, product manager with Klein Tools, said, "Pulling wire and cable is very time-consuming as well as costly if you under- or over-estimate your material needs. Our laser-etched fiberglass fish tapes reduce installation time by combining measuring and fishing into one step. And the etched-in markings provide accurate measurements for materials, saving money on supplies."

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