Feel the Attraction of MagnePull and MagneSpot

When you’re selecting between tools on the job site, you often face a choice between power and precision. In reality though, why should you have to choose? What if you could have power and delicate precision all in one package? The MagnePull and MagneSpot from Rack-A-Tiers deliver extreme power when fishing wires, but also deliver delicate control to fish wire through walls and even insulation.

Few things are as frustrating as fishing wire. You want to do this kind of job with speed, but precision counts. Thanks to the MagnePull, you get the best of both worlds. And before you drill a single hole to start running lines for wiring, the MagneSpot gives you the precision the job demands. If you work exclusively with wiring, you need these tools in your box.

The Magnetic Wire Snake – MagnePull

Nobody ever said it was easy, or convenient snaking wire through walls and insulation. Easy or not though, it’s a job that has to be done. The MagnePull is a magnetic wire snake that makes it quicker and easier to snake wires through walls. The improved magnets in this next-generation model of the MagnePull are even more powerful than the original, which means you can also snake wire through insulation!

MagnePull is powerful, but simple in terms of its design. It features a hand roller with a powerful magnet and a smooth finish, which helps you avoid damaging any walls. There’s a 6’ jack chain included so you can fish any type of wire through behind walls and through insulation. The flexible leader chain has a strong magnetic head, so you’ll never lose it behind the wall.

Best of all, the MagnePull is no one-trick pony. Worried about the location of studs? Well, you’re in luck if the MagnePull in your tool box. The powerful magnet also makes it a great stud finder, especially if you’re working on a site with metal studs in the building. Want to see the MagnePull’s power and accuracy in action? Check out our product video!

Get Your Bearings Straight – MagneSpot

When precision counts, the MagneSpot can help you accurately line up drilling holes through various surfaces. Drilling between drywall in separate rooms? No problem. Drilling into concrete block and foundation? MagneSpot can tackle that too. The MagneSpot is a reference point locator that gives you complete confidence before you drill, cut, or punch any hole while working. Why blindly line up holes when you can do so with precision?

The MagnePull comes with two separate devices. The MagneSpot transmitter is placed on the wall, ceiling, floor, or other surface you’re cutting into. On the other side of that surface you hold the receiver, aiming in the general direction of the transmitter. There are a set of four arrows on the receiver. Initially, these will indicate the direction you need to move in to line up with the transmitter. As you get closer, more arrows will begin to light up. Once all four arrows light up, the transmitter and receiver are within ½ inch of each other.

You don’t have to work blindly anymore or toil away measuring over and over to drill or cut accurate holes. The MagneSpot does all the hard work for you, and even goes through concrete with ease. Don’t believe us? Check out the MagneSpot in action in this product video!

It’s All About Speed and Precision

Have you seen the new John Deere commercials where they plug their powerful new mowers by reminding consumers, “it’s not how well you mow, it’s how well you mow fast.” Well, you can drill holes and fish wire accurately without MagneSpot and MagnePull, but you can’t do it fast. With two simple tools, your workday can go a lot smoother!

Complete Your Tool Box

Rack-A-Tiers is proud to offer North America’s electricians, HVAC specialists, and general contractors the tools they need to get the job done right, and get it done with precision. Add the MagneSpot and MagnePull to your tool box today!

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Be Safe Up There! Get an Aerial Tool Bin

At Rack-A-Tiers, we like to believe we’re selling North America’s tradespeople the best tools on the market. More than that, we pride ourselves on the innovation of the tools we offer. Sure, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, but wouldn’t you prefer to do it the cool way? As a result of this focus, we often highlight some pretty interesting products in our blog posts.

Now, that’s not to say this week’s post is going to bore you. After all, this is still a Rack-A-Tiers page right? This might not be the flashiest tool in our inventory, but it is one of the most important you can have. The Aerial Tool Bin is simple and effective at its core. Most importantly, it can help you save time at work and aid in preventing some of the most common workplace injuries in the trades.

Safety on the Man-Lifts

The Aerial Tool Bin provides a safe and efficient means of storing your tools while you’re working at heights. We’re not talking about ladder heights here either. The Aerial Tool Bin is specifically designed for use with a variety of aerial platforms, from scissor lifts, boom lifts, and scaffolding to swing stage railings and master climbers. If there’s a job to do at height, you need the Aerial Tool Bin in your corner.

Speaking of corners, this tool bin is ideally designed with corner edges that perfect fit either rounded or square 90-degree corners on scaffolding of all types. It includes two removable partitions in the set so you can arrange and separate your tools to fit the specific job. There’s a built-in handle for easy transportation up and down, as well as around the jobsite. You’ll even find a magnetic tray for fasteners and connectors. It’s like having another set of hands with you!

Best of all, the Aerial Tool Bin is made with reinforced, high-density orange propylene plastic. Not only is it light-weight and UV protected, but its non-conductive which is great for those electrical jobs conducted at heights! The use of propylene plastic is important for a few reasons:

  • It’s resistant to cracking and stress, even when flexed
  • It’s extremely durable, so it withstands the day-to-day wear and tear, as well as any drops

Think a Tool Bin Doesn’t Matter?

Think again! Yes, it might just be a tool bin. And it may sound like we’re overselling this. However, the value of safety and organization when working at heights can never be overstated. In 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported 4,836 deaths on the job. That works out to 93 deaths per week or more than 13 per day. Want to know what some of the major sources of those deaths were? Out of 4,379 deaths in private sectors that year, 937 were in construction. Falls accounted for 364 deaths and strikes by objects accounted for 90, which amounts to just about half of all construction deaths.

The Aerial Tool Bin can help improve safety on the jobsite, especially when you’re conducting the toughest work at heights. The more you have to move up and down scaffolding, the greater the risk for a loss of focus or balance, and a fall. Reaching around your waist tool belt distracts your focus and, at height, can also lead to falls.

Simply using an Aerial Tool Bin to keep everything where you can see it, secured in place can make a difference. This can help cut down on dropped tools or other items from heights, which can all too easily find the noggin of a co-worker. Aerial Tool Bins have another benefit: preventing trips or slips. Trip-and-fall incidents can lead to death too. Aerial Tool Bin to the rescue again! Canada’s Centre for Occupational Health and Safety notes “clutter in your way” is a common source of trips.

Get a Tool Bin

It’s not fancy. It’s probably not all that pretty. Regardless, the Aerial Tool Bin offered by Rack-A-Tiers can save you time, keep you organized, and most importantly, keep you safe! Seems like a good deal, right?

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Unleash the Beast on those Pipes with Bulldog Benders

When you have a big job to do on a project requiring the running of copper, aluminum, or other piping, you need only the best tools to get it done. The Bulldog Benders available from Rack-A-Tiers are just the collection of pipe and wire benders you’re looking for. Built tough and sturdy, these products are available today in four different options so you’re sure to find the best fit for your needs.

If you’ve shopped with Rack-A-Tiers before for wire and pipe benders, you might be familiar with the Bulldog Original Bender. Well, today our lineup has expanded to include a new Bulldog Pup, Bulldog Pro with Adaptor, and the Bulldog Big Daddy Set for those jobs that require massive muscle. Haven’t met the Bulldog Benders yet? Now’s the time to introduce yourself!

Meet the New Pup

The all-new Bulldog Pup might be the pint-sized member of the pack, but this bulldog still has some serious bark. The Pup is the newest wire and pipe bender from Bulldog, capable of bending up to 4/0 copper or aluminum. The dowels on the Bulldog Pup are a bit different than the other products in this lineup because they have a smooth finish in an hour-glass shape. Like the other Bulldog products, you have two options for bending to suit the space and torque you need.

Each Bulldog Pup has a T-shaped design, with two dowels forming the top the “T” horizontally as you hold the Pup upright, and two more dowels at the bottom of the “T” vertically as you hold it the same way. Need a little more strength for the job?

Step Up to the Bulldog Original

Meet the original member of the pack in the Bulldog Original Bender. This Bulldog Bender was designed and manufactured by an electrician with his fellow electricians in mind. The Original Bender is great for bending wires already connected in panels, for disconnects, LB’s, and even wire-ways. With the Original you can bend up to 500 MCM, and the shape and setup is the same as the Bulldog Pup.

One notable difference on the Bulldog Original Bender is the use of knurled dowels. The series of small ridges and beads on the metal surface of a knurled dowel gives you added grip when you’re bending wire and pipe to ensure you have the torque you need for any job. However, a smooth dowel is available upon request if that suits your needs better. Want to see the Bulldog Bender in action? Check out our example video here!

Go Pro with the Bulldog Pro and Adaptor

The Bulldog Pro Bender with Adaptor is great for those jobs which require the greatest torque possible to achieve wire and pipe bends. With all the same features of the Original Bender, the Pro comes with an adaptor that gives you the added torque you need on certain jobs. The Bulldog Pro comes standard with the knurled dowels and has smooth finishes available upon request.

What sets the Bulldog Pro apart from the original is the notched square hole in the center of the bender rod. You can insert the adaptor and use the dowels on the included adaptor to bend pipe or wire. You simply use the Bulldog Pro itself to give you the added torque to bend difficult pipe and wire. You can see it in action in the video linked above.

Want to Tackle it All? Bring the Whole Pack!

The Bulldog Big Daddy Set gives you all the bending power and flexibility you could every need. The Big Daddy Set can bend up to 750 MCM, comes with knurled dowels or available smooth dowels, and includes the Original Bender, Pro Bender, and the Adaptor. With the Big Daddy Set in your truck there won’t be a pipe you come across that you can bend with ease!

As always, Rack-A-Tiers focuses on providing tools that tradespeople need to get the job done right the first time, every time. From electricians to general contractors, Rack-A-Tiers has the tools you need!

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