If you want to check out a website that has many innovative products for the professional electrician or for the home electrical DIYer, Rack-a-Tiers is the place to visit. Several years ago, two Vancouver Island electricians had a vision of a better way to do their job. Their first invention was the Rack-A-Tier, a two piece set of wire spooling stands that have many diverse uses within the trade, around the jobsite, or around the home.
Back when I owned Olds Electric & Lighting, the first time I was introduced to the product I bought a set for the company. They were so popular among the crews that they began hiding them in their work vans to have for themselves instead of sharing as I had planned. I soon realized that every van needed a set of Rack-A-Tiers. I’m not sure why I didn’t just buy several sets right from the start, as the cost of them was insignificant compared to the usefulness of the item.
Rack-A-Tiers has expanded to a catalogue of hundreds of items; some of Rack-A-Tiers own inventions, others from creative electricians everywhere. Check out the available products and download the new catalogue at www.rack-a-tiers.com
Just one of the many tools available from Rack-A-Tiers is one of the most important tools that an electrician or a DIY handyperson can own. It’s a wire-stripper and more, and it’s called “Crocs”
These wire stripping tools have many features to make the job easier. These handy features include:
-Needle nose tips
-NMSC stripper at the nose where it is easier to use inside boxes
-Strips conductor sizes from #10 down to #22 AWG (for telephone wire)
-Large cutting blades for easy general purpose cuts
-Barrel sleeve crimper near the pivot
-Ergonomic “hourglass” shaped handles for comfort and speed
-Glow in the dark handles!
Check out this video, where I review the Croc’s in detail, and put it to the test to see that this innovative wire stripping tool performs as well as they claim!