Best Wire-pulling Tools to Increase Jobsite Productivity
The best wire-pulling tools can save electricians a significant amount of time and money. But how do you know which wire-pulling tool is best for your needs? Let's look at how to choose your next wire-pulling tool, as well as a few of the best options on the market.
Why Wire Pullers Are Necessary
Pulling wire and cable is exhausting and physically taxing, especially considering that industrial-strength wire can weigh over one pound per foot! Although small, short-distance jobs may be completed by hand, professionals rely on electric wire and cable pullers for more demanding large-scale commercial jobs where hundreds of feet of wire are being moved.
Whether you need to move cable across a job site, pull wire through conduit, or remove it from an existing structure, an electric wire puller can dramatically improve your team's productivity.
How To Choose Your Puller
When considering which wire-pulling tool suits your business, you’ll need to know what pulling capacity you require for jobs. You can use online wire-pulling calculators to determine what degree of force you’ll need. We recommend erring on the too-strong side in case you find yourself tasked with a project that pushes the puller to its maximum capacity.
Different pulling models offer different pulling speeds, with units that have a higher pulling force capacity typically running slower than their less powerful counterparts. Finding the right balance between pulling power and speed is essential to picking the proper wire puller for your business. You’ll also need to make decisions about boom length, cable puller rope, and wire-pulling lubricants.
3 Best Wire-pulling Tools to Save You Time and Money
Southwire Maxis XD10 Extreme Duty Cable Puller
The Southwire Maxis XD10 is designed to get the job done in any environment. Features 10,000 lbs. peak pulling for and a continuous pulling rate of 7,000 lbs. Southwire’s gear reducer design improves efficiency, durability, and power while maintaining a low operating temperature.
Greenlee G3 Tugger Cable Puller
As quick to set up as it is at pulling wire, the Greenlee G3 Tugger can pull loads at lightning-fast speeds of up to 97' per minute. This puller has a continuous rating of 1200 lbs. and an intermittent rating of 2000 lbs.
Klein Tools Magnetic Wire Puller
Ideal for quickly and efficiently pulling wire and cable out from behind finished walls and enclosed spaces, the Klein Tools Magnetic Wire Puller is a high-power magnetic handheld unit that offers strength, control, and convenience in equal measure.
Shop Wire and Cable Pullers from Crescent Electric
Crescent Electric offers a range of best-in-class cable and wire pullers and accessories to help you complete your projects. Check out our selection of wire and cable pulling tools or contact us for more information.