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Jack Stands - iTOOLco Real Jacks in the field for wire pulling

iTOOLco Job Site Photos: Wire Pulling Prep

Preparing for wire pulling, iTOOLco Real Jacks jack stands, Real Tender rope tender, and Real Spool are on stand by and ready to help make this wire pull a faster, safer workspace.

Real Jacks are innovative jack stands featuring four 20,000 lb. sealed bearings that capture the axle. Real Jacks prevent reels from traveling during a wire pull — and best of all they won’t tip over.

The iTOOLco Real Tender is a smarter rope tender.  Light and maneuverable, it’s easy for one person to set up and transport. It can also be used horizontally or vertically making it flexible on the job.

Our Real Spool is a lightweight steel spool for pulling and managing rope.  Made from US 14 gauge steel, it holds up to 300 lb and won’t splinter or fall apart.

Jack Stands - iTOOLco Real Jacks in the field for wire pulling

iTOOLco Real Jacks – jack stands with a closed arbor.

 

 

 

 

 

Rope tender - the iTOOLco Real Tender on the jobsite for a wire pull

iTOOLco Real Tender and Real Spool.

 

 

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Cannon 10K Wire Puller Pulled 800′ of wire in 35 mins!

Our Cannon 10K wire puller consistently performs in the field.  One of our reps recently joined a customer on a wire pull and reported outstanding results – as usual.  The powerful tugger pulled 800′ of wire in just 35 minutes.  These results are the norm with the Cannon 10K.

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iTOOLco Featured in “The Connection” Newsletter by Kendall Electric

A special thanks to Kendall Electric for this recent feature in The Connection newsletter.  It’s an honor to be showcased by such a great electrical distributor.  If you’re looking for iTOOLco product in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, or Tennessee, Kendall Electric carries our complete line of innovative tools.

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iTOOLco Revolutionizes Wire Pulling

When it comes to innovation, there’s saying and there’s doing. iTOOLco “does”.

More than ever, electrical contractors are looking to increase safety, save time, minimize worker effort, and improve results on the job. The best contractors turn to tools like ours to help achieve those objectives. Born from our unique understanding of electrical contractor needs, iTOOLco’s trailblazing products deliver measurable advantages on every job.

Because our innovators have real world experience as electrical contractors, we build on-the-job expertise into every product we develop.
That’s how we revolutionized wire pulling with the invention of our two world-class wire pullers – the Cannon 10K and the Cannon 6K. Both have
patented dual capstans with two speed motors offering users any of four different speeds to match the pull conditions. Easy transportation around jobsites and intuitive set-up, combined with many other features, have made these the fastest growing wire pullers in North America.

We didn’t stop with the creation of wire pullers. Our complete pulling system tools span the full range of job site tasks and solve complex challenges. From cable pulling and material handling to crimping and holemaking, we offer a full range of extraordinary tools – all designed by electricians for electricians. Our jacks, cable tray rollers, material carts, assortment of ropes, gear punch, crimps, and accessories help contractors work smarter.

We always use first-class materials and many of our products are proudly made right here in the U.S.A. with global components. iTOOLco’s wire pullers and tools are notable for extreme durability and ergonomic functionality because we scrutinize every minute nuance of design. Then every iTOOLco product is beta tested by trusted professionals who con􀂿rm the industry need and potential for success. The result? Safer and lighter tools that are more powerful and get the job done right. iTOOLco’s industry leading products and its unmatched

The result? Safer and lighter tools that are more powerful and get the job done right. iTOOLco’s industry leading products and its unmatched six year warranty have quickly made iTOOLco a contractor favorite. Our innovative tools are available through Kendall Electric. Please visit our website www.iTOOLco.com or contact your Account Manager for more information.

By: Mike Jordan, Executive Vice President, iTOOLco
Submitted By: Brian Thiel – Marketing Manager – The Kendall Group – Portage, MI

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24" Multi-Roller™
36" Multi-Roller™

iTOOLco Launches New Multi-Rollers in 24” and 36” Sizes

OAK RIDGE, TN. (May 4, 2017) – iTOOLco, a leading developer of products that increase safety, save time, lower worker effort, and improve results for hard-working contractors and the professionals they employ, announced today the introduction of Multi-Rollers™ in two sizes – 24” and 36”.

iTOOLco Multi-Rollers were designed with adjustable picking arms that allow users to fine tune the adjustment angle without extra rigging during wire pulls. Both sizes have two picking arms – each with five adjustment holes so rigging the perfect angle is quick and easy.

Multi Rollers also feature 5” wide profiled phenolic rollers that ride on rated bearings. With extra deep side walls (made from 1/4″ 6061 aluminum) for light weight durability, wire stays safely nested between the tool’s side walls during wire pulls. Perfect for vertical pulls, Multi-Rollers can also be installed horizontally for navigating difficult corners.

“Our new Multi-Rollers are much easier to rig at the proper pulling angle because of the flexibility of the adjustable picking arms,” said David Jordan, President at iTOOLco. “The opportunities to reconfigure for any job are unlimited.”

The 36” Multi-Roller (MR36) has a 36” radius, is 58.66″L x 6″W x 24″H and weighs 83 lb. The 24” Multi-Roller (MR24) has a 24” radius, is 42.5″L x 6″W x 24″H and weighs 70 lb. Both Multi-Rollers come with a six year warranty and are manufactured in the USA with global components.

About iTOOLco

Invented by Electricians for Electricians. For many years, iTOOLco, formerly Innovative Tool, has been improving the work lives of professional electricians through our innovative products. Our primary focus is developing products that increase safety, save time, lower worker effort, and improve results for hard-working contractors and the professionals they employ. iTOOLco’s ingenious tooling delivers “measurable advantages” and brings innovation to your job site. Visit iTOOLco.com

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iTOOLco Launches Innovative New MC Cart™ for Transporting MC Cable Quickly and Safely

KNOXVILLE, TN. (September 15, 2016) – iTOOLco, a leading developer of products that increase safety, save time, lower worker effort, and improve results for hard- working contractors and the professionals they employ, is pleased to announce the launch of the MC Cart™. The MC Cart is a revolutionary new cart designed to transport up to two 1000’ spools and one 250’ coil of MC Cable quickly at one time (as sold).

Strong yet lightweight, the MC Cart makes it possible for electricians to rough-in an entire suite using only a single cart to transport the wire required. All-welded steel construction, the MC Cart won’t tip over and glides effortlessly around jobsites on heavy-duty wheels.  With a unique front-loading carriage, the MC Cart eliminates the need to lift heavy spools. Loading two 1000’ spools is as easy as tipping the MC Cart forward and rolling the spools into the axle saddle.

A 250’ coil of MC Cable slides easily onto the cart using the Cable Mate™ — an accessory that comes with the MC Cart.  The Cable Mate keeps the coil neat and untangled. Swiveling smoothly on the Bolt-on Wire Bar, the Cable Mate improves the pre-fab process and is perfect for service trucks. The MC Cart can hold a total of seven coils of wire with the purchase of an additional Bolt-on Wire Bar and six additional Cable Mates.

“Responding to the safety needs of our customers, we designed the MC Cart to ensure safe mobility of MC Cable without heavy lifting or the fear of tipping.” said David Jordan, President at iTOOLco. “The new MC Cart delivers superior maneuverability and durability — as well as the performance our customers have come to expect from iTOOLco.”

The MC Cart also has a flexible configuration with interchangeable components. The Bolt-on Wire Bar can hold two 12-1/2″ spools and like the Cable Mate, one Bolt-on Wire Bar is included with the MC Cart.  Additional Cable Mates and Bolt-on Wire Bars can be purchased separately to deliver the ultimate flexibility on the jobsite.

MC Cart Specifications

Dimensions: 46″H x 31-1/2″W x 26″L

Dimensions: 46″H x 31-1/2″W x 26″L

Weight: 67 lb. (as shown)

Capacity:

– Maximum Spool Size: 24″dia. x 28″W

– Maximum Load: 300 lb.

– Cable Mate Accepts Coil Sizes:  7-1/2″ID X 16″OD

Includes:

(1) Cable Mate (MCA01): 11″L x 16″H x 2-1/4″W

(1) Bolt-on Wire Bar (MCA02)

 

About iTOOLco

Invented by Electricians for Electricians. For many years, iTOOLco has been improving the work lives of electrical contractors through our innovative products. Our primary focus is developing products that increase safety, save time, lower worker effort, and improve results for hard-working contractors and the professionals they employ. iTOOLco’s ingenious tooling delivers “measurable advantages” and brings innovation to your job site. Visit iTOOLco.com

 

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Pulling Rope Integrity

Don’t Let Pulling Rope Integrity Cost You Thousands

Pulling Rope Integrity

One of the toughest challenges on the job site is maintaining the integrity of your wire pulling rope. While safe and efficient pulls are reliant on durable rope with stable tensile strength, we often see substandard pulling rope in use when we’re out in the field with contractors.

When in service, rope loses strength and work capability. As rope ages, it deteriorates — stretching and fraying due to fatigue and improper care.

More importantly, using inferior rope can cost electrical contractors thousands in dealing with mid-pull breaks that reduce productivity and stall wire pulls. If you want to preserve the integrity of your pulling rope for as long as possible, follow these simple tips:

1. PROPER STORAGE
When not in use, keep reels clean, dry, well ventilated, and covered. Coverings should prevent water ingress but should allow for airflow around the rope. Generally, stock should be controlled to facilitate the use of the oldest rope first.

2. INSPECT & SPOOL
Ropes removed from storage should be thoroughly examined prior to being put into service. Spooling ropes regularly from one spool to another will give you the opportunity to closely inspect the entire length for evidence of deterioration and weakness.

3. MARK & MEASURE
As you inspect your pulling rope, take time to measure it. With a permanent marker, write the length and date it was checked on the side of the spool. Nothing is more frustrating and inconvenient than thinking you have a 600′ rope only to find out it has been cut down to 450′.

4. REVERSE THE PULLING END
Using the same pulling end time after time puts excessive strain on rope. Regularly change the exposed pulling end to reverse the direction of pulling force and extend the life of your rope.

5. RETIRE
When you begin to see signs of corrosion such as fuzzy or fraying strands, elongation, or a reduction in diameter, your rope is already losing integrity and should be replaced immediately.

Rope that is worn out, overloaded, misused, damaged or improperly maintained will fail. Taking the simple steps outlined above will help you avoid costly pulling breaks during your wire pulling jobs.

Using the iTOOLco Real Tender can help you with this task. Designed with rope preservation in mind, the Real Tender is perfect for spooling and unspooling. It can handle loads up to 300lbs and spools ranging in size 12” to 32″ in diameter. With an axleless design and hand trucking capabilities, the Real Tender allows for easy rope inspection in minutes and smooth transportation of heavy spools.

Questions? Call us at 865-670-3713.

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Adjustable Cable Tray Roller

iTOOLco Expands Product Line With New Adjustable Cable Tray Roller

OAK RIDGE, TN. (JULY 18, 2016) – iTOOLco, a leading developer of products that increase safety, save time, lower worker effort, and improve results for hard-working contractors and the professionals they employ, announced today the launch of the iTOOLco Adjustable Cable Tray Roller (ATR500).  A revolutionary update to conventional tray rollers, iTOOLco’s Adjustable Cable Tray Roller is designed to install ten times faster – saving contractors time and money.

The Adjustable Cable Tray Roller’s versatile design adjusts quickly to varying rung spaces from 10” to 20-1/4” apart.  With tremendous functionality, it can be mounted above or below the tray and the adjustable steel slide support resizes quickly securing in place with just two wing nuts. The Adjustable Cable Tray Roller enables a stable and secure vertical rise and drop of cable and has no loose pieces. The high-strength phenolic roller cradles cable, glides smoothly on rated bearings, and won’t damage cable or wire.

“Pulling wire through cable trays has always been a difficult and time-consuming challenge for contractors and electricians,” said David Jordan, President at iTOOLco. “Our new Adjustable Cable Tray Roller will optimize productivity for our customers by reducing the hours they spend in the field building support structures for the existing systems.”

iTOOLco has also developed a top roller accessory that attaches quickly to the Adjustable Tray Roller called the iTOOLco Tray Roller Accessory (TRA500). The combined assembly works with stacked cable trays and can be mounted above or below the tray for the utmost flexibility on the jobsite. The arm length on the Tray Roller Accessory can also be adjusted to fit into tighter spaces.

ABOUT ITOOLCO

Invented by Electricians for Electricians. For many years, iTOOLco has been improving the work lives of electrical contractors through our innovative products. Our primary focus is developing products that increase safety, save time, lower worker effort, and improve results for hard-working contractors and the professionals they employ. iTOOLco’s ingenious tooling delivers “measurable advantages” and brings innovation to your job site. Visit iTOOLco.com

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3 Ways to Improve Safety While Moving Heavy Spools

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Every electrical contractor knows safety is a primary concern when moving heavy spools around the construction job site.  Wire pulls can go horribly wrong if proper planning and preparation isn’t done ahead of time and if precautions aren’t taken on the job.

As former electrical contractors, we have experience handling heavy spools. We’re in the field daily meeting with electricians and contractors.  We’ve seen a lot of examples of the right and wrong ways to handle wire and offer these tips for safely managing spools over 5,000 lbs.

1. PLACE SPOOLS ON LEVEL SURFACES. 

Do not try to roll the spool on an uneven surface.  The spool could start to roll and at 5,000 lbs. could get away from you causing damage or injury.

2. ALWAYS CHOCK THE SPOOL WHEN STORING.

Securing the spool with a wedge will prevent it from moving or rolling away from you.

3. ALWAYS USE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT TO MANEUVER SPOOLS.

Forklifts or cranes are the safest way to transport wire to and on the job. Properly sized jacks are critical for ensuring heavy spools don’t break loose and cause injury.

You can reduce the likelihood of job site accidents by taking a few precautions. If you’re looking for a jack that can make easy work of managing large wire spools, we invite you to check out iTOOLco’s Real Big Jacks™.  Solving many problems associated with handling heavy spools, Real Big Jacks feature fork slots for easy lifting and movement about the site and can accommodate up to an 8′ tall 6′ wide spool weighing 20,000 lbs.

Real Big Jacks feature a uniquely patent pending design that allows even these heavy spools to spin easily without the aid of a power feeding unit. Whether you are feeding high voltage cable or pulling wire in cable tray, iTOOLco Real Big Jacks can solve many job site problems.

Questions?  Call us at 865-670-3713.

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