A cable puller, also known as a wire puller is a tool used by electricians and installation engineers to pull cable and wires through conduit. Cable pullers also assist in the directing and routing of cables through ceiling ducts, crawl spaces and wall cavities.
These handy tools are an essential piece of kit for anyone installing cables in factories, offices, and other buildings. They save you valuable time ensuring your cables are safely positioned and installed in the right place.
RS offer a great selection of individual pieces such as cable rod pullers, magnetic wire pullers, rod attachment accessories and grips. We also have a selection of cable rod sets containing a complete system of rods, and useful attachments all supplied in convenient storage bags.
The flexible cable rods are joined together to the desired length by threaded connections. One end of the cable is secured to the end of the rod with a suitable attachment. This could be a hook end, ring, or gripper. The rod with the cable end attached is then fed through the conduit, or into the cavity space and guided along to the exit point. Once the end protrudes through the opening it can be released from the attachment and connected into place.
To aid your cable routing there are various different types of useful attachments. They include
These strong magnets can latch onto cables and connectors without having to manually fix them. Magnetic heads are very useful for retrieving cables from awkward, hard-to-reach places
Hook Ends and rings
These are typically used for guiding your cables. Hook ends are also handy for retrieving cables from places where your hands won’t fit or reach.
These are like little torches that can be attached to the end of your flexible cable rod. Inspection beams are ideal for low-light environments or for illuminating dark cavities and crawl spaces.