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Chicago® Grip for Bare Wire .7 to .8-Inch


  • Round, smooth inside jaw contour on this series of grips is ideal for bare ACSR, aluminum, and stranded-copper cables
  • Smooth jaws grip with maximum contact and are less likely to damage conductors
  • Jaw design helps reduce slippage to make pulling cables easier
  • Manufactured from drop-forged, heat-treated steel for excellent durability
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Klein Tools 1656 Series Chicago Grips have a round, smooth inside jaw contour making it perfect for work with stranded copper cables. These smooth jaws grip with maximum contact and are less likely to cause cable deformation. All Klein grips are manufactured from custom drop-forged steel that is machined and heat treated for excellent durability. Each grip is individually hand inspected and actuated for proper function. Grips are also rigorously tested and pulled to rated load to ensure the highest quality and reliability.

Bare ACSR, Aluminum and Stranded-Copper Cables
Cable Type:
Cable Diameter:
0.74'' to 0.86'' (18.80 to 21.84 mm)
Jaw Type:
Jaw Length:
5.5'' (139.7 mm)
Maximum Safe Load:
8000 lb (3269 kg)
7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
Additional Information
  • Before each use, clean jaw area and inspect grip for proper operation to avoid slippage.
  • When used on/near energized lines, ground, insulate, or isolate grip before pulling.
  • Do not exceed rated capacity.
  • Always match proper size and type of grip to application.
  • Grips are to be used for temporary installation, not for permanent anchorage.