Specialty Hot Switch Sticks

Mechanical Hand Stick

The Mechanical Hand Stick serves both as a hand and as pliers so that any serve-up or type of tie can be made or removed from the line. Very little effort is required to serve a wire taut and as perfectly as when hand and pliers are used. It is possible to roll the wire into place around the conductor, making a tight connection easily, instead of jerking and pulling.

Wire Clamp Stick

The Wire Clamp Stick has two fiberglass handles: the operating handle is 1” (2.5 cm) in diameter and the stationary handle is 1 1/4” (3.2 cm) in diameter. The wire clamp stick is used to hold tie wires in place, hold jumper wires while taps are being made or removed, and to hold wires when cutting and removing.

Alligator Stick

Use the Alligator Stick to install and remove single sheave or double blocks in the top of gin poles and to install circuit breakers, line hooks and strain breakers on live lines. With the alligator stick, you can remove arm slings on cross arms, and hook blocks in arm slings and come-alongs when changing dead ends.

Pigtail Stick

The Pigtail Stick is designed to lift and guide live lines, and maintains clearances while working on poles. The pigtail stick is used to change pin type insulators and ridge pin insulators when the conductor is light enough for one person to lift. Units come standard with 7/8” (2.2 cm) hook; also available with 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) and 2” (5.1 cm) hooks. Other lengths available. Bag not included. Fiberglass handle diameter: 1-1/2” (3.8 cm).

Stranded Wire Holding Stick

The Stranded Wire Holding Stick has two 1” (2.5 cm) diameter fiberglass handles, holds conductors or wires during operations. The 121 Series has 3/4” (1.9 cm) wide jaws that open to 9/16” (1.4 cm), and the 122 Series, has 2” (5.1 cm) wide jaws that open to 1-1/2” (3.8 cm). Other lengths available. Bag not included.

Cable Handler

The Cable Handler has a 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) fiberglass handle. Used to handle, lift, or move energized cables. Other lengths available.