Fish Tape has non-curling design for easy wire pulling.

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Thumb Winder(TM) features 50 ft of Blued Steel fish tape for rust resistance. Tape is stored and protected in corrosion-resistant ABS case, which will not dent or break due to accidental drops. Its reel design with thumb knob allows users to wind reel in either direction when feeding or retracting. It also prevents tape from kinking or scrambling.

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IDEAL Thumb Winder(TM) Features Exclusive Blued Steel Fish Tape for Ultimate Durability, Easier Winding & Faster Feeding

SYCAMORE, IL, April 19, 2002 -- IDEAL is offering its new Thumb Winder(TM), a compact, yet rugged fish tape featuring 50-feet of the company's exclusive Blued Steel tape for superior performance and rust resistance. This long-lasting tape is neatly stored and protected in a durable ABS case that will not corrode, dent or break due to accidental drops.

The IDEAL Thumb Winder(TM) gets high marks for its labor-saving reel design. Unlike conventional fish tapes, it has a unique thumb knob that allows the user to easily and quickly wind the reel in either direction when feeding or retracting, while also preventing the tape from kinking or scrambling.

"IDEAL takes wire installation issues very seriously, and saving electricians time is a top priority for the Thumb Winder," said Bruce Hartranft, Business Unit Manager at IDEAL. "We've received overwhelming customer demand for a fish tape that offers faster, convenient uptake and feeding, plus operates reliably day in and day out on challenging job sites. Our new Thumb Winder fully meets these requirements."

Tailored to meet the demands of professional electricians, Blued Steel tape provides easier feeding, faster winding and re-winding, plus unparalleled protection against rust. Blued Steel is constructed of the highest-grade tempered spring-steel and put through IDEAL's proprietary finishing process to assure a long life and optimal pulling strength. Its flexible, non-curling design makes it easy to pull wire through aluminum, plastic or flex conduit.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web,

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916 IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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