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    Must have tool I just found

    I was in Home Depot today and found a tool specifically designed to tighten and or loosen the lock nut on electrical connectors. Sure beats a hammer and a flathead. It is made by channel lock and cost me 17 bucks. Tried it out and it works fantastic. Never seen one of these before wish I had found em sooner. Slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustardman View Post
    I was in Home Depot today and found a tool specifically designed to tighten and or loosen the lock nut on electrical connectors. Sure beats a hammer and a flathead. It is made by channel lock and cost me 17 bucks. Tried it out and it works fantastic. Never seen one of these before wish I had found em sooner. Slick.
    Wow, I have never had a problem with them that I needed a special tool for it. I thought a pair of Channel Locks was the correct tool!
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    They are not actually channel locks I am working on getting a pic on here havin a little trouble but trust me you will like these.

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    Here's a pic
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    I had noticed that tool before, it was recently added to the stuff they sell a HD, I never bothered to get it and read what it was for. That tool would come in handy in those small confined areas, i think ill get one too.
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    What is this for?

    Is a locknut like a wire nut but a crimp connection?
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    Iceman I not sure of the technical term but when you put a wire connector through a box or panel whatever this is to tighten that lock ring that holds it in place. You know the one you bash with a hammer and screwdriver. Someone on here will know what it is called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustardman View Post
    Iceman I not sure of the technical term but when you put a wire connector through a box or panel whatever this is to tighten that lock ring that holds it in place. You know the one you bash with a hammer and screwdriver. Someone on here will know what it is called.


    Romex connector
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    I have 2. One in the shop and one in the truck. They can be useful. Depending on how much room is around the box. Half the time there's not enough room to swing the tool and out comes the hammer and lrg. screwdriver
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    I've had one for a couple months. Although not needed every time, it does come in real handy once in a while. It's slim and light enough to add to the tool bag without issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustardman View Post
    I was in Home Depot today and found a tool specifically designed to tighten and or loosen the lock nut on electrical connectors. Sure beats a hammer and a flathead. It is made by channel lock and cost me 17 bucks. Tried it out and it works fantastic. Never seen one of these before wish I had found em sooner. Slick.
    Top > 1 > 17 > 960 - The Locknut Plier
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    960 - The Locknut Plier

    SKU : 960
    PRICE : 14.26


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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    Romex connector
    No "Locknut" Romex is a type of cable.
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