Magnamole kit £4.99 at Maplin
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Magnamole kit £4.99 at Maplin

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Found 16th Oct 2010
MagnaMole™ Magnetic Cable Guide Kit 1
End Cap

* Powerful magnetic pick up tool for safely threading wires and cables through cavity walls and void spaces
* 5 colour coded end caps to fit different cable diameters
* Suitable for cables with a diameter of 3.7mm-6.6mm
* Significantly reduces time and labour
* Eliminates wastage of cable due to threading difficulties
* Enables safe threading at an angle and through other wiring and cable obstacles
* No other tool has been designed with this specific task in mind
* Endorsed by the NICEIC
* As seen on BBC televisions Dragons Den

A pack of six replacement cable end caps are available (Order Code: N90HX).

Collect at store or delivery

11 Comments

Original Poster

http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/n87hx.jpg

Remember seeing this on dragons den, clever woman/piece of kit.

Original Poster

Yes its dead handy to have, cheapest ive seen this kit with the extensions is around £12

Very useful bit of kit, but MOST people will never need one.

Great price if you do though

Voted hot by the way

http://www.asseenon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/magnamole_how_it_works-202x300.jpg

MOST OF US diyERS WILL BE HAPPY WITH A COAT HANGER.


Actually I have always found the best tool for this is a flexible grab that you poke through from t'other side and pull the cable through.

never let ME down.

re flexible grab - it has 4 fingers that are opened when other end is pushed in and closes when other end retracts. I will TRY to find a pic.

Here ya go.

http://www.diytools.co.uk/diy/Images/DB_Detail/_27633_140229.jpg


Just £4. odd from HERE
Better because it is far more versatile.

Edited by: "rizla01" 16th Oct 2010

GAS welding rod (long), tape on the cable, shove it through, job done.

sparkys been doing it for years

pointless tool...the grabber thing already posted, there was also a magnetic thing which was similar, usually available for under a fiver anyway.

Piece of string pushed through hole tied to cable then pulled back through the hole...tool is a solution to a problem that doesnt need solving.

Original Poster

1duck

Piece of string pushed through hole tied to cable then pulled back … Piece of string pushed through hole tied to cable then pulled back through the hole...tool is a solution to a problem that doesnt need solving.



Have you actually tried pushing a piece of sting through a brick wall and a cavity, i would love to see you doing that

Anyhoo its a good price for this particular product, cant be that bad if BT bought one for all there engineers

The claw is a good idea but how can you open the claw as you need to be on the other side of the wall to operate it ?

Edited by: "deanos" 16th Oct 2010

Any DIYer competant enough to call him/herself a DIYer would know how to use the claw tool properly and attach the cable and pull it through.

Part of being a good Diy'er is adaptability and resourcefulness.

As for a bit of string through a cavity brick wall.

Yep great idea. stick with it, mate.

Can't wait to see how you connect up said electrics. Selotape perhaps? Or is it Durex where you come from?

deanos

Have you actually tried pushing a piece of sting through a brick wall and … Have you actually tried pushing a piece of sting through a brick wall and a cavity, i would love to see you doing that :)Anyhoo its a good price for this particular product, cant be that bad if BT bought one for all there engineers :)The claw is a good idea but how can you open the claw as you need to be on the other side of the wall to operate it ?



Yes i have done it, it's quite simple in reality.

The claw gripper works through a spring loaded trigger, so what does the side of the wall you are on matter?...just because BT bought them doesnt mean anything really, they managed the task fine for years before the product came along.

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