Miscellaneous

The continuing advances of power hand tools receive much attention, and many are linked directly to lithium-ion battery platforms. Tools are lighter, more powerful for their weights, more productive and easier to use.

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Fluke Corp. announces the "My First Fluke" program, which allows students actively enrolled in technical or vocational schools, colleges, universities, apprenticeship programs or high schools in the United States to purchase one Fluke tool at a 25 percent discount.

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The following is an announcement from Panduit on the passing of its founder, Jack Caveney, Sr. TINLEY PARK, IL (November 15, 2012) – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of the founder of Panduit, Jack Caveney, Sr.

Nik Wallenda made headlines on June 15 as the daredevil, scion of the famous Flying Wallenda family, walked across a 1,800-foot-long cable suspended over Niagara Falls.

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Have you ever had to turn a toolbox inside out to find a needed tap or bit? An easy and cheap way to solve this problem starts with collecting empty vitamin and aspirin bottles.

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If you have had to install end-of-the-line resistors on fire alarm devices, you have probably found that the thin lead is hard to situate under the terminal. The resistor is hard to situate, the leads are not insulated and, as a result, they break easily.

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When drilling into a ceiling, it is likely that dust and other particles will fall onto the floor and the installer. To avoid this effect, keep funnels of various sizes in your drill kit to use as debris catchers.

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When untwisting long lengths of metal-clad cable conductors, try the following technique using a variable speed, reversible drill motor and a roll of tape: Tape up three inches or more of the end of the conductors, then chuck the taped end up in the drill motor and tighten securely.

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To find out where the other end of a conduit terminates, squeeze in a couple of ounces of colored carpenter's chalk. Put the shop vac on exhaust, and blow the chalk through the pipe. If conduit terminates at the box, the box will be covered inside with the colored chalk.

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With this issue of Electrical Contractor, we're pleased to introduce a new monthly column.

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Electrical contractors who do office voice/data/video projects are finding that half their work can involve "redoing" rather than "doing."

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