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Cable Wall Fishing Device - HELP!!! Answered

Hey guys - I'm stuck on a project that I know your inventive minds will help me come up with a solution. I'm a long time lurker and first time poster :). I'm looking to make my own 'magnepull'. This device, which you can view at www.magnepull.com, is a magnetic system that assists with wall fishes. It helps you pull cable through the wall (which I do on a daily basis as a cable tech). I can't simply afford to spend $100+ for the magnepull device. All of your ideas and help are appriciated in advance! Thanks! Joe

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RichardD291
RichardD291

2 years ago

Buy magnetic leader from Magnepull for $39 or make your own with magnet from magnetic supplier, then go to magnet supplier like ( KJ magnetics ,in Canada or one in your country) .
buy one hook magnet and attach ( chair leg felt pad with adhesive back ) to your hook magnet so for about $50 or much less you have made your own wire puller that will work perfect !

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

This can be simply made for a couple of dollars.

Buy a really strong magnet, such as here:
http://www.unitednuclear.com/magnets.htm
if you get from here get a disk magnet

glue that magnet to the back of a piece of felt

glue a block of wood or anything (it's just so you can get a grip.

Tape a steel object to the wire you are going to pull (or another megnet for extra stength)

and then just do it! I realze you'll have to drag instead of roll, but this is much cheaper

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

or if you want to roll buy a cheap paint roller at the dollar store, put a rod magnet in it, and it's good to go (I think)