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Chicago Grip for PVC-Covered Conductors 0.5-Inch


  • Serpentine jaws are specially machined to allow insertion of insulated conductor through the jaws, which reduces danger of slippage which might result in insulation damage
  • Eliminates necessity of stripping insulation from conductor
  • Round inside-jaw contour
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The Klein Tools 1659 Series PVC-Covered Chicago Grips have a specially machined serpentine jaw which allows an insulated conductor to be inserted through the jaws. This eliminates the need to strip insulation from the conductor first. 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.

Cable Diameter:
0.31'' to 0.50'' (7.87 to 12.70 mm)
Jaw Length:
4.75'' (120.7 mm)
Maximum Safe Load:
4500 lb (2041 kg)
3.3 lb (1.5 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.