The Chance Epoxiglas® Wire-Holding Stick is used on or around energized lines for forming, bending and positioning jumper wires; and for holding conductors during splicing operations.
- The gripper, equipped with an eye so that other sticks can assist with heavy bending, will handle No. 6 solid copper through 1590 kcmil ACSR.
- Operation of the Wire-Holding Stick has been simplified so that it grips much like locking-type pliers.
- By tightening the knurled nut at the control lever, the wireholding jaws can be positioned to firmly grip the conductor.
- When this is done, the tightening control lever must be relaxed in a position about 1 inch away from the pole.
- Then, to secure the grip on the conductor, push lever down to pole; and to release the conductor simply move the control lever all the way up along the rod.
- The head of the tool locks in three stop positions so that the lineman can engage and position conductors easily from most angles.
- The knurled screw handle below the jaw opening is used to adjust the head position from straight to right or left.