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Southwire Tools Acquire ProBuilt & WobbleLight

Southwire Wobble Light

If you can’t beat’m join’m they say. Southwire Tools has been growing both with aggressive product development but also with some very smart strategic acquisitions such as very recent purchase of Garvin Industries, to join Colman Cable for their Extension Cords, Maxis for Knockouts & Wire Pullers, Sumner for material lifts, material carts, pipe stands and the list goes on. Southwire is already a leader in LED jobsite lighting but with the addition of ProBuilt they will now one of the market leaders for construction temporary lighting. We have been very impressed with the investment they have made in the brands that join the Southwire family with lots of investment in R&D we thing they’ve made a lot of improvements along the way. Does this mean the Matte Black Wobble Light will be here soon, we hope so!! We will know more very soon in the meantime check out the Southwire Press Release below: (more…)

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Southwire’s Patented SIMpull Flange (SF-01)

The Southwire SIMpull Flange is a heavy duty solution to haul those big wooden reels around the jobsite and safely allows one person to turn a wooden reel up to 34 in. and 2000 lbs. The Self-Contained Chocks eliminate the need for heavy duty jacks too. All you need is a drill and you’re all set to pull!  (more…)

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Worth The Money? Southwire LED 100′ Jobsite String Lights 7165SW

We are taking a long, illuminating look at the new Southwire LED String Lights, designed specifically for job sites. Southwire sent us a 100 foot set and asked us to let the world know what we think.  (more…)

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Southwire 240′ SIMpull Fish Tape FTSP45-240FMLT

Push or pulling fish tape can be tedious and frustrating. However, it doesn’t always have to be. The SouthWire SIMpull spiral extruded polymer Fish Tape reduces the amount of effort required to push through EMT and/or PVC conduit. The new FTSP45-240FMLT ($149) is packaged different from their other fish tape models. Notice that it is coiled in a tube, rather than the plastic case. This is also the largest Southwire Fish Tape available with a 240′ length and 4.5mm thickness. (more…)

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Is the Tool Belt Dead?

Construction Workers

When I was younger all the dads had a mustache, they drank Budweiser and pretty much all had the same leather tool belt. Today there are a lot of options for carrying your tools with you no matter what your trade. The Tool Belt is not dead yet, it’s still the staple for keeping tools close at hand but they have certainly evolved and there are now lots and lots of other options, from tool vests, tool aprons, tool backpacks and much more!

Ergodyne recently launched their tool aprons, the most popular version 22 Pocket Canvas Apron 5704 ($23) abrasion resistant, pocket for everything and it distributes the weight much better than your standard similarly priced tool belt. (more…)

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New Southwire Hand Tools – Made In the USA

Proudly made in the USA! That’s the theme of Southwire’s recently launched electrician hand tools. Many electricians proudly invest in American made products, so what does Southwire do? They blast the market with American made steel and “MADE IN USA” stamped on every hand tool. Not to mention that the new USA line-up incorporates red, white and blue on every tool!  The company plans to grow their American made hand tools, so stay tuned!

The new line up consists of six new Southwire electrician’s hand tool available in-store and online very soon! Check out their Facebook Live Event Today (11/28) at 7:00 pm to launch these new tools!

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Southwire’s LED Jobsite Lighting Systems

We all know Southwire is the market leaders in electrical wiring and quickly becoming one of the biggest players in extension cords, electrical tools & equipment as well. Really it should not come as a shock to anyone that they are quickly becoming very strong in jobsite LED lighting as well. Their NEW energy saving, maintenance-free LED lighting systems provides electricians and contractors the performance they demand and expect. Take for instance, their LED String Lights system (7164SW, $116.87) (50′) or (7165SW, $207.87) (100′), each light is 800 lumens so 4000 and 8000 lumens respectively. Since these are LED you can daisy chain up to 1000′ together for a total of 80,000 lumens! Of course they do still have traditional light strings as well like the 100′ 7145SW ($59) which the price is right but   (more…)

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Meet Southwire 2017 New Products & Media Event

For the first time in company history, the folks at Southwire Tool’s & Equipment, invited tool reviewers to visit their corporate headquarters in Carrollton, Georgia. We had the pleasure of meeting the staff, touring the factories, viewing their state-of-the-art training facility, hours of hands on product training and learned they had a high school internship program onsite. It was an eventful week, which proved their innovative thinking and understanding of the consumer in developing cutting edge products. While thinking Southwire was just a manufacturer who pioneer’s ground-breaking technology, we learned they pride themselves more on giving back and investing in the community. (more…)

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Southwire Tools & Equipment Wire Strippers

Having the right wire stripper device is key when safely preparing a cable for installation. Southwire Tools & Equipment is one of leading manufacturers who offer superior wire stripping products for safer and faster wire prep. They provide a wide range of wire strippers in multiple sizes, also available in kits and new innovative products recently released in the market. Eliminate scoring on the conductor, reduce knife injuries and delivers a clean, flawless cut every time. (more…)

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Southwire Bluetooth Electric Meters

Standard electric reading multi-meters have been around for many years, but with recent development from Southwire Tools & Equipment, they have introduced new Bluetooth ready meters. Bluetooth ready meters are ideal for taking measurements on voltage, amps and temperatures. It allows users to view meter readings via their smartphone or tablet, can be shared and viewed on multiple devices and keeps individuals away from the “danger zone”. This system provides one of the safest and convenient ways for electricians to get the job done.

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