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  1. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    What do we think of them, I have seen a few people use them on some YouTube videos, does anyone recommend them?
     
  2. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Yes, they (the expensive but very worth the investment ones) get you out of trouble and shorten your install times. I invested in the mega rod deluxe set at £100 but the build quality make them worth every penny and made me realise why the £4.99 Aldi set kept on breaking at the connects.
    The other bonus is that they are Crimped, indented AND glued - just sayin’
     
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  3. Strima
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    Where have I heard that before?
     
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  4. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    Is it this set: https://www.screwfix.com/p/super-rod-cable-rod-mega-set-28pcs/44025
     
  5. JK-Electrical
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    JK-Electrical Electrician's Arms

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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    I tend to use the old fish wires still, 3mm steel wire.It can bend in all directions which rods can't do.
     
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  7. Doomed
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    Doomed Electrician's Arms

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    Use them most weeks, and it looks more professional (if the client is watching) then the old bent coat hanger and yt/mt lid
     
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  8. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I was using a coat hanger yesterday though so it’s like getting ‘grandad’ out of the van to help with taking down the chandelier - sometime only a coat hanger will work!
     
  9. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    Toolstation have a set of ck rods in for just shy of £32
     
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    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

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    Cable rods, bits of plastic packing strap taped to cable rods, old coat hangers ....used them all :)
     
  11. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    I also have a cable tongue, its basically glorified trunking lid but has got me out of mischeif a few times
     
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  12. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    I stopped using bent fence wire after I accidentally yanked at the wrong cable.
    I got a live one. Blew the hook off the end of the wire.

    I use a basic set I got from CEF. Only 10 rods, and I’ve lost all the attachments, but still useful on almost every job I’m on
     
  13. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    H Trainee Access

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    Yt2 / Yt1 trunking lids, if it’s provided.
     
  15. ruston
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    ruston Forum Mentor

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    Sound like my spine feels. :)
     
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