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bud16415 01-22-2014 09:24 AM

Has anyone tried these?
 
http://www.idealindustries.com/prodDetail.do?prodId=set-screw_wire_connectors&div=7&l1=splices&l2=set-screw


Tool for holding them.

http://www.idealindustries.com/prodDetail.do?prodId=K-2422&div=7&l1=splices&l2=set-screw

JoeD 01-22-2014 11:18 AM

Used to be popular in Canada. Hate them. Use the twist on type now.
I have never seen the tool for holding them. That could have made them easier to use but still would be slow.

http://www.idealindustries.com/media...ium/30-222.jpghttp://www.idealindustries.com/media...ium/K-2422.jpg

kok328 01-22-2014 11:30 AM

I've used split-bolts before but, I would never consider these over a wirenut that will fit.
Too involved, time is money$

nealtw 01-22-2014 01:59 PM

You would think after 70 years they would have updated the set screw. Junk, you will loose the tool and then drive the screw driver thru the finger.

JoeD 01-22-2014 08:31 PM

The newer ones I have seen in Canada have green square drive instead of the slot. Stabbing yourself was always a hazard of using those.

speedy petey 01-23-2014 05:02 AM

I can't believe they actually still sell those.
I've ripped out hundreds over the years, saved a few for laughs, always wound up throwing them away.

bud16415 01-24-2014 06:04 AM

Well that’s enough pro help to convince me not to buy a box and try them out.

I’m surprised I have never seen them around here. Must have never been available.

Thanks for the input.

nealtw 01-31-2014 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by rodroc (Post 99495)
Sorry my message got published twice for some reason

Most of us have done that a few times.


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