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Synthetic pulling lubricants Premium Synthetic winter-grade pulling lubricant can be used in temperatures ranging from -20F to 120F. Available in a 1-qt squeeze bottle, 1-gal pail, and 5-gal pail, winter-grade pulling lubricant is compatible with all types of cable, including polyethylene and semi-conducting jackets. Premium Synthetic fiber-optic pulling lubricant, which is available in a 1-qt squeeze

Synthetic pulling lubricants

Premium Synthetic winter-grade pulling lubricant can be used in temperatures ranging from -20°F to 120°F. Available in a 1-qt squeeze bottle, 1-gal pail, and 5-gal pail, winter-grade pulling lubricant is compatible with all types of cable, including polyethylene and semi-conducting jackets. Premium Synthetic fiber-optic pulling lubricant, which is available in a 1-qt squeeze bottle and 1-gal pail, meets the requirements of pulling lightweight communication and data network cables. According to the company, it's easy to hand-apply and cleaner to use on overhead conduit and vertical-up runs. It's also compatible with various premise cable jackets, including PE. Both lubricants are non-toxic and feature a non-staining, slow-drying formula.
Klein Tools
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Attendance system

PayClock Express is an automated time and attendance system designed for small businesses. The system features an electronic time clock and Windows-based software, which runs on the user's Windows XP or Vista PC. Employees clock in and out using proximity badges that employ a chip that communicates with the clock using radio frequencies. Connected to a user's PC using a standard USB port, the electronic time clock stores employee ins/outs, which are recorded instantly in the software. According to the company, the product can reduce payroll preparation time by up to 50%.
Lathem Time
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Receptacle cover

The expanded line of Raintight While-In-Use receptacle covers features a telescoping model that the company says facilitates the insertion of plugs and cord sets into outdoor receptacles, while sealing out dirt and debris when the receptacle is not in use. NEMA 3R-rated and packaged with duplex, single, and Decora wall plates and mounting hardware, the covers include a preinstalled gasket for simplified installation. In addition, the devices are constructed of UV-rated thermoplastic to resist scratching and corrosion, and withstand outdoor temperature and weather extremes. Available in white, light almond, gray, or brown, they meet 2002 NEC 406.8(B) requirements for damp or wet locations.
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Boxes/covers/cover plates

The Scepter F-series of double-gang boxes, weatherproof covers, and cover plates has been redesigned to meet industry-standard dimensions. According to the company, the FS and FD Blank double-gang boxes are up to 1-in. deeper than their competing counterparts, providing extra space for wiring and electrical devices installed within the box. The FS double-gang boxes are also molded with 1-in. conduit hubs and include ¾-in. and ½-in. reducer bushings. In addition, the weatherproof covers have been re-engineered to ensure a watertight seal when mounted on any F-series box — nonmetallic or metallic. Each wet location-approved cover now also includes a foam gasket with an adhesive layer.
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Screw and nut drivers

These screw and nut drivers are made with precision-machined black phosphate tips and feature a slip-resistant cushion grip. Screwdrivers in the line include keystone, cabinet, Phillips tip, and stubby. Five- and seven-piece standard sets are available, as well as a 6-in-1 multitool with bit sizes 3/16-in. and ¼-in. flat-tip, No. 1 and No. 2 Phillips, and 5/16-in. and ¼-in. Hex. Heavy-duty nut drivers and a seven-piece nut driver set with sizes from 3/16-in. to ½-in. are also offered. Square-recess tip drivers ranging from No. 0 to No. 4 are available in a four-piece set or individually. Specialty drivers include screw-holding screwdrivers, a conduit reaming screwdriver, and a scratch awl.
Greenlee, a Textron Co.
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Hole saw mandrels

The DW1810 quick-change mandrel is for 9/16-in. to 1 3/16-in. hole saws. Built with fully hardened steel parts, the product features a quick-release color that allows users to snap hole saws on and off the mandrel without using tools. The DW1803 and DW1805 models are designed with single-step engagement capabilities, enabling users to quickly attach 1¼-in. to 6-in. hole saws without having to align the drive pins. In addition, the mandrels are available in an eight-piece plumber's hole saw kit, an eight-pice electrician's hole saw kit, and a 14-piece master hole saw kit.
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Crimping tools

The CT-2500 battery-powered terminal crimping tool weighs 3.3 lb and offers a 2-sec cycle time. Additionally, the device terminates the company's 22 AWG to 10 AWG terminals, disconnects, and splices. The CT-1000 semiautomatic ferrule crimping tool features a rapid load design using continuously molded ferrules. Weighing 0.54 lb, the tool cuts, strips, and crimps wire for the company's 20 AWG to 14 AWG continuously molded ferrules.
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Ground-fault circuit protectors

This product family offers in-line GFCIs with molded plugs/connectors with WaterTite plugs/connectors for use in wet environments and Super-Safeway plugs/connectors suited for harsh industrial environments. The GFCI plug features a NEMA enclosure rating of 3R, in 5-15 NEMA configurations.
Woodhead Industries
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Cable/power plate

The 45-0021 is a combination recessed low-voltage cable and recessed 15A, 120V power plate. The plate can be used in a single-gang retrofit application or for new construction. In addition, it comes in gray and white finishes and can be installed upright or upside down.
Data Comm Electronics
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Photoelectric controls

This line of photoelectric controls includes wall mounts, swivel types, and wire-in flush models with optional weatherproof plate and gasket. All models can be specified with tungsten 500W to 2,000W lamps or ballasts rated from 850VA to 2,000VA. In addition, they are UL-listed and include a five-year warranty.
Orbit Industries/UMI
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Ethernet network interface

The Square D Clipsal Ethernet network interface unit facilitates remote access to a Square D Clipsal C-Bus lighting control network through the nearest Ethernet connection. The DIN rail-mounted unit can be mounted in an electrical enclosure. The product also features two RJ-45 sockets to connect it to the C-Bus network, and a third to connect it to Ethernet. Measuring 3.35-in. high × 2.83-in. wide × 2.65-in. deep, it includes LED status indicators and a software-selectable C-Bus system clock.
Schneider Electric
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Color-Keyed Kube flag and tee connectors are for use with standard Color-Keyed lugs and splices through 4/0 AWG. According to the company, the connectors' modular design enables installers to build multiple circuit configurations. Other product features include insulated housings, tin-plated connectors for corrosion resistance, and 99.9% pure wrought copper construction. In addition, they are color-coded for easy selection of the correct crimping die and an easy visual inspection to verify the proper crimp.
Thomas & Betts
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Wiring devices

The Signature line of decorator-style dimmers, switches, and outlets features either a straight or curved wall plate. Base plates are available with up to four openings for switches and outlets, and come in black, white, or light almond. In addition, a variety of trim cap colors is offered to cover the screws.
Pass & Seymour/Legrand
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This line of 4-in. × 4-in. × 3½-in. deep boxes offers 14 cubic in. of wiring capacity. Available in six models, each box is welded and will fit along any stud, truss, joist, or corrugated deck pan ceiling, according to the company. In addition, the boxes feature a smooth interior/exterior finish to help protect hands from cuts and scrapes.
Garvin Industries
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