Cable Bending Tool
Huskie Tools introduces the SL-CB battery-powered cable bender. The tool uses the pull-pin design, allowing technicians to change jaws from compression to cutting to cable bending. The SL-CB is just one of the many ergonomic solutions provided by Huskie Tools to help reduce strains and sprains associated with the daily tasks of a powerline technician.
The SL-CB has several different settings so the tool can be used on either secondary or primary conductor in a variety of sizes. Featuring a low profile, the SL-CB can be used in a variety of close-quarter environments, such as underground vaults, meter bases and substation applications, and wherever cable bending is required.
Huskie Tools | www.huskietools.com
The Hi-Line Utility Supply Transformer Dolly is constructed with high-yield strength steel. It is designed for safe, easy handling of pole-mounted transformers. It can accommodate various sizes and is compact enough for use in small spaces.
To operate, users need to properly position the hook brackets with the chain to accommodate the transformer size. They then tilt the Transformer Dolly forward, allowing the hook brackets to be lowered for attachment to the transformer. Next, they attach the hook brackets to the mount brackets on the transformer. Using the step positioned on top of the pilot wheel, they lean the dolly back. Finally, users must secure the transformer with the hold-down strap.
Hi-Line Utility Supply | www.hilineco.com
Load-Rated Lift Bucket
Klein Tools introduces a bucket that is load rated at 150 lbs. The top of bucket zips closed, and its 14-inch diameter accommodates standard 5-gal buckets. The body is constructed of heavy-duty No. 1 canvas. A web strap extends down the side of the bucket, and a leather-reinforced bottom extends 3 inches up the side. It also has a durable steel rim. Klein Tools is offering the bucket both in 17-inch and 22-inch versions.
In addition, the manufacturer has a new Torque Wrench Bucket that is 36 inches high to lift torque wrenches, a Refinery Bucket with pockets, an All Purpose Work Bucket and a Top Closing Bolt Bag.
Klein Tools | www.kleintools.com
Lineman's Work Gloves
Kunz work gloves are sewn in the gunn pattern for extra comfort using strong nylon thread for maximum durability. Reinforced welted thumb seams, Davey tips on the fingers and a leather welt at the base of the fingers protect seams from opening in critical high wear locations. Three specially tanned heavy-weight (4 oz. plus) grain leathers are used in the manufacture of Kunz work gloves. Each has distinctly different characteristics.
The Foreman's style glove is designed for light duty and has a 10-inch overall length with an open cuff, making it suitable for jobs needing maximum dexterity. The Slip-on style is a durable glove for almost any application. The 2-inch split leather safety cuff with its reinforcing wrist pad offers limited arm protection.
The Gauntlet style is the most popular style for line workers. A reinforcing thumb strap makes this design the most durable. The 4.5-inch and 6.5-inch lined split leather cuffs provide different degrees of arm protection. The elastic back secures the glove on the hand, eliminating any possibility of slipping. For extra-heavy-duty applications, 5-oz to 5.5-oz heavy buckskin leather is recommended.
The Wide-Cuff style is designed to accommodate heavy winter clothing requiring additional room in the gauntlet. Palms are constructed the same as the Gauntlet style work gloves. One-finger work mittens are also available when extra warmth in cold weather is needed. They feature an inseam sewn with cotton thread and a reinforced thumb strap. The 9-inch-wide split leather lined cuff easily accommodates winter clothing. These work mittens can be worn with different styles of liners for additional warmth.
Kunz Glove Co. | www.kunzglove.com
At less than half the weight and size compared to a traditional deep cut band saw, the Milwaukee 2429-21XC M12 Sub-Compact Band Saw provides one-handed power and portability to users cutting small-diameter materials.
The M12 Band Saw weighs 6.75 lbs and measures 12 inches, making it suitable for overhead or one-handed cutting applications. The saw can cut through ¾-inch EMT in 3 seconds and will deliver more than 150 cuts per charge with the included M12 REDLITHIUM XC high-capacity battery. With a 1⅝-inch by 1⅝-inch cut capacity and low vibration, the M12 Band Saw performs clean cuts on the most common small-diameter metal-cutting applications.
The saw also features a dual-latching lower guard that covers the blade outside the active cutting area, addressing OSHA guarding requirements and making the tool suitable for one-handed use.
Milwaukee Tools | www.milwaukeetool.com