Wire Pulling Grips- Essential Safety EquipmentHeavy-duty steel wire pulling grips are available in several shapes and sizes, each corresponding to wire tension, thickness, and materials. Whether you are working with bare wires or conductors, wire grips lock firmly to prevent accidents and assist you when working in tight spaces.Haven GripsHaven grips are particularly appropriate for work in tight spaces and when conductor damage is not a consideration. Choose grips with a load capacity of 2,500 pounds for cable thicknesses of 0.06 to 0.25 inch, or grips with a load capacity of 5,000 pounds for cable thicknesses of 1/8 to 1/2 inch. Grips with a capacity of 8,000 pounds are available for cables measuring up to 0.88 inch.Chicago GripsAvailable in load capacities from 1,500 to 8,000 pounds, Chicago grips are ideal for PVC-coated conductor cables, weatherproof wire, copper wire, and aluminum wire. Locking handles allow the clamp to remain in an open position while cables are placed inside. Use these grips to tackle most electrical maintenance tasks, including the assembly of full-interchange system pullers.Snake GripsCreated for moderate load capacities of 2,500 to 3,500 pounds, snake grips expand and contract around cables of varying size without requiring specialized tools. Snake grips save time when you're installing new cable by using existing cables as pulling lines and preventing line twisting. Lock GripsAdjustable lock grips are an indispensable and versatile tool for any electrician. Teeth of tempered steel grip wire, cable, and rounded nuts, while a thumb screw knob locks the jaw in place. Sold in sets of three, these grips open to a maximum of 1.5 inches.