Fish Tape provides ergonomic design.

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UPPERhand(TM) Fish Tape features heavy-duty nylon handle designed to reduce wrist and forearm strain, and interior section that facilitates grip by focusing on palm of hand rather than traditional finger grip construction. Offered in 65, 125, and 250 ft lengths, unit has impact-resistant, ABS housing and corrosion-resistant, plated carbon steel tape.

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Gardner Bender Introduces Ergonomic Upperhand(TM) Fish Tape

MILWAUKEE (MARCH 2004) - Gardner Bender announced the introduction of UPPERhand(TM), the first ergonomically-designed fish tape. The new product exhibits a unique, heavy-duty nylon handle specifically designed to reduce wrist and forearm strain and an innovative interior section design to improve grip by focusing on the palm of the hand rather than traditional finger-grip construction.

The UPPERhand(TM) delivers outstanding durability with an impact resistant ABS housing. Extensive product durability testing was conducted, including 20-foot drop tests, and the UPPERhand(TM) did not have a single failure. The product is also available with a rubber over-molding on the handle and the interior grip.

UPPERhand(TM) is available in three tape sizes: 65-feet, 125-feet and 250-feet, all with corrosion resistant, plated, carbon steel. The new, extra-length tape sizes deliver added value to the contractor.

Dave Wiesemann, Senior Product Manager for Gardner Bender, stated "The UPPERhand(TM) truly represents our approach to new product development. We are committed to revolutionary thinking, going beyond function and delivering product that address durability, usage, speed safety and increased profitability for our end-users. Wiesemann concluded, "The UPPERhand(TM) is easier to use, more durable and ergonomically designed to reduce wrist and arm strain. We listened to contractors in the filed and we are excited about this introduction."

For over 40 years, Gardner Bender has been designing, manufacturing and marketing professional electrical tools and accessories. For more information on Gardner Bender's complete
line of products, contact Gardner Bender at 800-822-9220, fax 414-352-2377; and in Canada call 800-268-4987, fax 800-461-2456 or visit the website at

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