Klein Device Illuminates Fishing Expeditions

Klein Tools says its fish rod tip (cat. #56119) is designed to make an installer's job safer and easier when pulling cable and wire in environments like attics, basements and walls.

Klein Tools says its new fish rod tip (cat. #56119) is compatible with fish rods ranging in size from 1/4-inches and 3/16-inches, to 5/32-inches.
Robert Archer · November 16, 2012

Most homeowners don’t understand the skill level involved in something that on the surface may seem so simple. Pulling cable within a wall or ceiling is certainly one of the under appreciated skills an electronics professional possess.

Thankfully not everybody overlooks this skill and there are in fact companies designing and manufacturing products that make the job of pulling wire and cable easier. Klein Tools’ new fish rod tip (cat. #56119) is a product that is engineered to shine a light in environments that are normally unlit. The fish rod tip (cat. #56119) is a device that professional installers fit onto their fish rods to allow them to see when working in environments like attics, crawl spaces and other areas of the home that are dark.

“We’re always looking for ways to make the tradesman’s job easier and safer,” notes Marina Wolk, product manager, Klein Tools. “The illumination of this fish rod tip accessory helps the electrician [and custom installer] find their way in even the darkest of places to get the job done faster.”

Klein says the fish rod tips fit drilled holes as small as 5/8-inch, and the product is compatible with 1/4-inch, 3/16-inch of an inch and 5/32-inch diameter rods. The device fits on to a rod easily and it uses disposable batteries that installers can replace within a matter of minutes.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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