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RDB85

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What do we think of them, I have seen a few people use them on some YouTube videos, does anyone recommend them?
 

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Yes, they (the expensive but very worth the investment ones) get you out of trouble and shorten your install times. I invested in the mega rod deluxe set at £100 but the build quality make them worth every penny and made me realise why the £4.99 Aldi set kept on breaking at the connects.
The other bonus is that they are Crimped, indented AND glued - just sayin’
 

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RDB85

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Yes, they (the expensive but very worth the investment ones) get you out of trouble and shorten your install times. I invested in the mega rod deluxe set at £100 but the build quality make them worth every penny and made me realise why the £4.99 Aldi set kept on breaking at the connects.
The other bonus is that they are Crimped, indented AND glued - just sayin’
Is it this set: https://www.screwfix.com/p/super-rod-cable-rod-mega-set-28pcs/44025
 

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I tend to use the old fish wires still, 3mm steel wire.It can bend in all directions which rods can't do.
 

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Use them most weeks, and it looks more professional (if the client is watching) then the old bent coat hanger and yt/mt lid
 

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I was using a coat hanger yesterday though so it’s like getting ‘grandad’ out of the van to help with taking down the chandelier - sometime only a coat hanger will work!
Use them most weeks, and it looks more professional (if the client is watching) then the old bent coat hanger and yt/mt lid
 

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Cable rods, bits of plastic packing strap taped to cable rods, old coat hangers ....used them all :)
 

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I also have a cable tongue, its basically glorified trunking lid but has got me out of mischeif a few times
 
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littlespark

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I stopped using bent fence wire after I accidentally yanked at the wrong cable.
I got a live one. Blew the hook off the end of the wire.

I use a basic set I got from CEF. Only 10 rods, and I’ve lost all the attachments, but still useful on almost every job I’m on
 

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Yes, they (the expensive but very worth the investment ones) get you out of trouble and shorten your install times. I invested in the mega rod deluxe set at £100 but the build quality make them worth every penny and made me realise why the £4.99 Aldi set kept on breaking at the connects.
The other bonus is that they are Crimped, indented AND glued - just sayin’
Sound like my spine feels. :)
 

coolsparx

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I used to have a basic set - can’t remember what brand & they were ok. Then I upgraded to the Super Rod Mega set & since added lots of accessories, they have paid for themselves many times over. Most recently purchased the telescopic 5 meter one to add to the armoury. They are so good I wouldn’t use any other brand.

I use them very regularly as I work alone, my favourite accessories are the cable pulling socks & the magnet & chain combo.
 

The_apprentice2.0

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Rods are a god send, I have a set of long and short ones for the more awkward places ..... still cant beat a bit of conduit lid from time to time ;)
 

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