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Southwire Maxis 18V Circuit Puller XD1

Just announced at STAFDA last month we got a first look at the new Southwire Maxis XD1 Circuit Puller with 600 lbs pull / 1000 lbs peak pull force with ultra-portability. Shown with the Milwaukee M18 Hammer Drill 2804-22 ($299) NOT INCLUDED but works with about any professional 18V drill from Dewalt, Makita, Metabo, Bosch or any other pro brand. Price on this is around $1500 and will be available very soon, really the first of its kind and we think for some may be a very nice solution. (more…)

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SouthWire EdgeForce D2 Steel Knives

The various knives shown above are part of the new EdgeForce knife series courtesy of Southwire. While each individual model has their own personality and function, they all share the same features. These features include an inner liner lock, metal handles with rubber grip, reversible belt clip, and dual thumb openers. These knives also come equipped with D2 steel, along with stonewash black oxide coating. This allows the knives to hold their edge longer than other models. All knives come with a lifetime warranty. (more…)

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Southwire Digital CAT III Multimeters, Under $50

Southwire Multimeters

Just announced Southwire will be launching 2 new digital multimeters that pack a lot of professional features at a very aggressive price. Starting with the manual ranging 10031S ($25) which is rated up to CAT III 300V, AC/DC, includes test leads and the same tough housing that can take a 6’ drop like all their other higher end units. The step up auto-ranging 10041N ($45) is rated up to CAT III 600V, similar features but adds non-contact AC detector, frequency, temperature and duty cycle. For professionals doing mostly residential these meters may check all the boxes. For commercial electricians where higher voltage and/or CAT IV is required clearly these meter are not going to be the right solution for you.

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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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Power Tool Week In Review Ep121 | Craftsman’s New Tool Launch, Southwire Expands Again

It’s Craftsman Launch Week as Stanley Black & Decker stays busy filling the market with new tools and Southwire grows its business again as Milwaukee continues to roll out products from NPS18. View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 121. (It’s the 21st episode, our show can legally drink!)

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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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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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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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