Check Circuits Easily with the Dual Check 2-in-1 Tester

There’s nothing more frustrating to the average homeowner than bad wiring. Flickering lights, hot switch plates, and circuits that constantly trip are all signs of faulty wiring in homes or businesses. In most cases, there is nothing the average individual can do to deal with these wiring issues. For electricians, diagnosing the exact issue isn’t always quick or easy either. The signs might jump out to an electrician faster, but figuring out the specific cause is necessary to fix the problem.

For faster diagnosis and testing of outlets, the Dual Check 2-in-1 Tester is a great tool. You can use this on new job sites to ensure new wiring was done right the first time. You can also use it if you’re called to a home or office to check on suspect wiring. Whether you’re an electrician or a home inspector, the Dual Check is a must-have tool.

The Tool that does it All

The Dual Check 2-in-1 Tester is a dual-ended AC non-contact voltage tester, and a GFCI circuit tester in one tool. These are vital functions for any electrician. Regardless of whether you’re installing new wiring or fixing current wire problems, you need these tools. Now, rather than carrying two separate ones around you can have both in one piece. The design may be patent pending, but the Dual Check is quickly becoming a go-to tool for electricians, inspectors, and technicians.

Dual Check 2-in-1 Testers have an AC range of 50 to 1,000 volts and a bright, 360-degree viewable LED indicator with lights. No matter how you’re holding the voltage tester, you’ll see the indicator light with ease. There’s no mistaking the results! Best of all, it’s non-contact so you aren’t at risk while you’re working. It may seem trivial, but electrical shocks do pose a threat to even the most experienced electricians.

EC Mag cites information from the last decade of the 90s that showed just how often electricians are shocked on the jobsite. At the time, electrocutions killed an average of 143 construction workers annually. From 1992 to 2003, electrical workers suffered the highest rate of electrocutions per year. According to the BLS, there were 2,726 nonfatal electrical shocks between 1992 and 2002. In this case, a non-contact voltage tester is a key tool.

But this isn’t just one tool, is it? The 2-in-1 Tester has a circuit tester that provides you with easy results. Just plug it in and a set of single LEDs provide you with an immediate indication of the problem. The Dual Check gives you a quick light that indicates the following issues:

  • Open Neutral
  • Open Ground
  • Hot/Neutral Reversed
  • Hot/Ground Reversed
  • Correct Wiring

Wiring Matters

As an electrician, wiring a new job or repairing bad wiring is a key role. You have the chance to help people avoid death and personal loss with proper wiring. The National Institutes of Health report 1,000 Americans die each year from electrical shock. Take just reverse hot and neutral wires. The Minneapolis Star Tribune notes reversed polarity is very common. It is particularly common in homes where individuals have done some DIY electrical work. The resulting reversal exposes individuals to shocks from a variety of scenarios, even changing a simple light bulb if the metal socket is exposed on the bulb.

The Dual Check 2-in-1 Tester isn’t just for electricians though. While electricians do a lot of the heavy lifting, there are others that could use this tool to help avoid electrical shock issues. Home inspectors are tasked with judging the condition of a home during a sale. One of the key factors covered is electrical wiring. Inspectors could use the 2-in-1 to quickly assess any issues. With 5 million homes sold each year, there are a lot of inspectors out there. And those inspectors are looking at the wiring in a lot of homes.

Make Life Easier

At the end of the day, doing the job right is more important than doing it quickly. The Dual Check 2-in-1 Tester can help you get work done faster, while still getting it done right!

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Dispense Wire with Ease with Thomas Wheeler, Wire Pod, and the Stick

There’s no greater tool than the one that makes your life easier. A hand-held screwdriver is just as good at its job as a power tool. The main difference is efficiency and speed. Both tools twist screws into wood. While the manual screwdriver takes time and tests your grip, the power tool zips through the job in seconds. When it comes to wire management, electricians know the frustration of messy cables and wires.

Wires and cables all come on spools, but those spools aren’t exactly designed with efficiency in mind. Those spools are placeholders. The wire is rolled up, and it can stay on that spool till it’s dispensed. Getting it back on, or getting it off initially, can be a challenge. At Rack-A-Tiers, we want to help you conquer that challenge. The Thomas Wheeler, Wire Pod, and Stick enable smooth wire dispensing anywhere on the job site. What do these three particular wire management products have in common? Mobility and convenience!

The Thomas Wheeler

First up, let’s look at the Thomas Wheeler Wire Spool. The Thomas Wheeler is a wire dispenser designed with fast, twist-free dispensing in mind. It works best with NMSC, MC cable, or flex pulling. Wiring a new job site can take you all over the building. The Thomas Wheeler is designed to go all over with you.

The Thomas Wheeler is easy to install on 2x4s, trusses, tee bars, and even larger ladders. It is lightweight and simple, yet rugged and capable of doing the job right. There is a weight capacity of 150 lbs. and requires no maintenance to remain in working order. Best of all, when you aren’t dispensing wire, you won’t even know the Thomas Wheeler is there. Not only does it hang up in seconds, but it breaks down just as quickly and folds flat. You can store it away in your van or truck until you need it again. You may even forget it’s back there!

Smaller Job? Get the Wire-Pod

The Thomas Wheeler is perfectly capable of hanging from the hinges of ladders. However, it’s ideally suited for more open spaces or underneath large ladders. If you’re working in tighter spaces or from the top of smaller ladders, you want the Wire-Pod. This compact and portable dispenser is ideal for NMSC, AC, and Flex coils. The empty Wire-Pod weighs less than 3 lbs., is made in the USA, and is collapsible likes its bigger cousin the Thomas Wheeler. The metal design features four arms that drop down and fold open to hold wire. When you’re done, just fold the arms back up and put the Wire-Pod away. It really doesn’t get much simpler!

Got a Big Job? You’ll Need a Big Stick

The Stick is the third and final wire dispenser we’ll focus on in this post. What The Stick lacks in flash and flair, it makes up for in rugged dependability. The sturdy Stick attaches easily to any standard size stud, yet still has a compact design. While it doesn’t fold flat like the Thomas Wheeler or Wire-Pod, its thin design is equally easy to store. The Stick can handle a maximum reel width of 15″ and has the largest weight capacity at 200 lbs.

Dispensers Make a Difference

You have two choices on the job site. You can continue to muddle along with wire on its original spool. Spend your time struggling to get the wire out and then painstakingly spinning it back in. Alternatively, you can get one of the three products covered here. Each one provides smoother dispensing for wires, and the Thomas Wheeler and Wire-Pod make rewinding cable just as easy. Each one is portable and lightweight. You can take wire where you need to go, set up your dispenser, and get to business. When you’re done there, simply take the dispensers down in seconds and move on to the next spot. It really can be that easy!

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Get Jacked with The Real Jack by Reel Mac

Working in the trades can be tough on the body, and it never hurts to spend a little time in the gym taking care of your body so you can get through the work day. But this isn’t a fitness blog, so that’s not our focus. When we tell you to get jacked with The Real Jack, we’re talking about the lineup of Reel Mac reels that help you quickly and easily load spools on the jobsite. You get a heavy-duty tool with the Reel Mac series. One that can keep up with your demands and not fail when you need it.

The Reel Mac is available in a three different sizes. Each individual Reel Mac is sold as a single unit. If you want a set for the worksite, you’ll need to order two Reel Macs. When you have a massive wiring job that requires big spools, The Real Jack is all you need to get it done.

Meet the Reel Macs

The series of heavy-duty spools known as Reel Macs are tough products. In fact, they’re so tough that most have given them the nickname “The Real Jack.” Call it the Reel Mac or call it The Real Jack, we don’t really care. What we care about is getting you the right tools for the right job. When wiring jobs require heavy lifting and thousands of feet of cable, you want the Reel Mac in your inventory.

Each Reel Mac is built on a steady base, with a single pole up the center. The Reel Macs have a telescoping arm that swings the wire spool in the direction you’re pulling. Each one has self-lubricating roller bearings. You won’t ever have to stop and grease the telescoping arm on the Reel Mac. There is a quick-action lock washer. This enables you to quickly lock the arm in place so it is not swinging around wildly while you work.

Reel Macs come with a fall guard feature that reduces pinching in use. The one-bolt assembly of the Reel Mac means it comes apart quickly for service. Better yet, there’s no need for welding. So you can take it apart and put it back together with less hassle and time. The Reel Macs are available in the following sizes/capacities:

  • #60 – weight capacity of 2,500 lbs and a reel diameter from 26″ to 50″
  • #70 – weight capacity of 2,500 lbs, with a greater reel diameter range of 49″ to 96″
  • #80 – highest weight capacity at 3,750 lbs and a reel diameter up to 90″

Efficiency and Safety

The Reel Mac’s primary purpose is making your work day more efficient. Rather than fumbling with numerous smaller reels, you can safely use larger reels. The Reel Mac is designed for heavy loads. The main goal is to run out line without wasting your time. Reel Macs are fast and efficient in this respect. The quicker wire and cable go out, the quicker you get the job done.

Reel Macs also contribute to safety at work, believe it or not. Whether you’re using the Reel Mac for larger spools or a smaller Rack-A-Tiers wire management product doesn’t matter. What you’re doing with these tools is helping keep the workplace clear of clutter. Countless spools and reels sitting around can be dangerous. Loose wires and cables from spools are even more dangerous. Both pose a threat for slips, trips, and falls.

Did you know that 65% of fall-related injuries in the workplace result from obstructions in the walking surface? Same-level falls, where you simply trip on something in the way, are the most common. Manufacturing and other trades account for 16% of all same-level falls. Don’t become a statistic. Avoid getting hurt. Get Reel Macs and keep the job site clean!

Find it on Rack-A-Tiers

It’s our job to make your job easier. Rack-A-Tiers is happy to sell Reel Macs to working people across North America. Don’t be afraid to check out our full lineup of products at anytime!

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