Expanding Jaw Tools pull underground duct/innerduct conduit.

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Featuring one-piece cone design with full sleeve, Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes allow for protected pulling of duct and innerduct conduit. Expanding jaws help pulling eyes fit firmly into conduit, while sleeve prevents expansion or rupturing of polyethylene conduit during installation/pulling. Made from hardened alloy steel, products have swiveling eye nut for attachment of pulling line and come in sizes capable of accommodating installation of 1.25-14 in. dia polyethylene conduit.

Original Press Release:

Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes Place Polyethylene Underground Duct and Innerduct Conduit More Efficiently

Trevose, PA -- General Machine Products Company, Inc. (GMP), Trevose, PA, is pleased to introduce new Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes to its extensive line of underground tools and equipment. GMP's Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes allow for the protected pulling of duct and innerduct conduit. The Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes feature a one-piece cone design with a full sleeve to completely enclose the jaws. The expanding jaws help the pulling eyes fit firmly into conduit, while the sleeve prevents the expansion or rupturing of polyethylene conduit during installation and pulling. GMP's Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes are made from hardened alloy steel and come equipped with a swiveling-eye nut that allows for the attachment of a pulling line.ty of awkward utility cable reels in tight spaces easily, saving time, money and back strain.

GMP's Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes are offered in a variety of sizes that can accomodate the installation of 1.25 to 14 inch (3.18 to 35.56 cm) diameter polyethylene conduit in wall sizes that range from SDR 9 to SDR 21 and Sch 40. For conduit diameters smaller than 2 inches (5.08 cm), GMP also offers a line of Innderduct Pulling Eyes. The 10, 12, and 14 inch (254, 304.8, 355.6 mm) pulling eyes are available through special order.

"GMP's Expanding Jaw Pulling Eyes are a popular product throughout the industry because they handle such a wide array of polyethylene conduit sizes," said GMP's Director of Sales, Ted Clemens. "Contractors know they can count on GMP to provide products designed for their specific jobs."

The SDR designation determines a conduit's minimum wall thickness. To calculate this thickness simply divide a conduit's nominal outside diameter by its SDR value. A 4 inch (101.6 mm) conduit that is designated SDR 11 will have a minimum wall thickness of .364 inches (9.24 mm) (4 in. / 11 = .364 in.).

More information is available online at www.GMPtools.com/nf/70409.htm or by contacting Ted Clemens at 215-357-5500; info@GMPtools.com.

About General Machine Products Company
Preparing to celebrate 75 years of manufacturing and engineering excellence, General Machine Products Company, Inc., (GMP) is a global provider of a wide range of products for the telecommunications, power utility and cable television industries, and the contractors who serve them. Product applications include the placement of fiber optic, copper conductor, and coaxial cable both aerially and underground.

GMP aerial cable lashing machines, Adams® continuous duty winches and fiber optic cable pullers are accepted as the industry standard. The complete line of GMP's 1,100+ products also includes cable reels and aerial blocks, cable cutters, unique RJ plug pressing tools, fiber optic cable blowing equipment, and other specially-designed tools for the data, telecommunications, and power utility markets.

GMP's facilities include a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Trevose, PA, in suburban Philadelphia, and in Rutland, England (its CBS Products, Ltd. unit). Both facilities are equipped with a full complement of technologically advanced machine tools manned by a well-trained team of craftspeople.

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