A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!!

I have heard this saying a lot, but I don’t think it is always true. Hear me out:

Who remembers Captain Quint form Jaws? His fishing trip didn’t end well at all!

Or Captain Ahab? He went down roped to the whale!

Then there are those guys up in Alaska catching crabs. The Baring Sea, 10 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds and sliding around on the frozen deck of a boat full of vengeful sea creatures that walk sideways and have pinchers! (on second thought—that would make a great movie!)

Fishing through conduit to pull wire is the same way! Sometimes the tape pushes right through and the wire pulls easily while other times the conduit is clogged or the wire won’t pull, and when it does you wind up with the fish tape all over or bouncing off of a live buss!

Milwaukee Tool has a very cool answer for this!!

The MILWAUKEE® M18 FUEL™ ANGLER™ Pulling Fish Tape System is the world’s first battery powered fish tape solution. The fish tape wire puller’s AUTO-RUN™ Powered Feed and Retract eliminates manual pulling tools for less user fatigue and automatically reels the tape back into the drum for a cleaner jobsite. The electric fish tape wire puller features a POWERSTATE™ brushless motor that provides the ability to pull wire through a 200′ run with 360° degrees of bends. This new battery powered fish tape puller is more efficient with an automatic feed that pushes through bends faster for maximum jobsite efficiency. The M18 FUEL™ ANGLER™ Pulling Fish Tape Powered Base is powered by the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ battery pack and is compatible with 4 anti-binding steel and non-conductive drums to tackle any situation. The automatic wire puller is equipped with REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence to ensure maximum performance and protection from overload.  


See the M18 FUEL™ ANGLER™ Pulling Fish Tape in action:

When I was a kid, we didn’t hang the TV on the wall!

LOC-CMK70Televisions have certainly changed over the years. I remember when I was a kid, the TV was a huge piece of furniture. If something went wrong with it, a guy would show up with a huge box of vacuum tubes and start changing them until the grainy black and white picture came back to life.
We had 3 or 4 stations, not including UHF channels. I use to love Sunday morning on channel 44, watching Bob Luce’s Wrestling with the Bruiser and the Crusher!
Now TV’s are about 1 inch thick and mount right to the wall. Problem is, how do you hide all the cables for power and signal?
The Wiremold CMK70 In-Wall Cord & Cable Power Kit is the answer.

LOP-CMK70-2• Simple installation: Do-it-yourself kit allows for neat and easy installation in under 30 minutes with no electrician or hard wiring involved.
• Pre-wired all inclusive kit: All parts and tools needed for installation are included in the kit, including a pre-wired power cable.
• Hide low voltage cables: Perfect for hiding low voltage cables such as HDMI and other component wires.
• Kit Includes: 2 power grommets with a 54″ harness, 6′ power cord, hole saw and fish tape.