Have you ever tried to pull cables from a hole 2 inches from floor level, straight up a wall past insulation and in some cases past noggins? Or have you attempted to push rods through a wall filled with insulation? Ask any tradesman these questions and it is guaranteed that 90% of them will swear by trunking lid to pull cables, why? This is because trunking lid is flat and can be bent which at first glance seems like the perfect solution to these everyday problems. Unfortunately MT2 lid can be bent once and then it fails.
That’s where Cable Tongue, an innovation born out of necessity comes into play. Being the only flat plastic flexible tool on the market available for pulling cables, it has very quickly proven to be the best tool for sliding past insulation and getting through those tricky spaces that every tradesman has experienced.
16mm Wide. Pertect width meaning the tongue wont veer off in one direction in the wall
4mm thick. Thick enough that it can be pushed through tightly filled walls, thin enough that it won’t catch on insulation.
When you receive your new Cable Tongue, it will be tightly coiled for shipping. Some people prefer to keep the tongue like this for storage in a tool bag but most professionals choose to coil the Tongue back on itself in a large loop and tape. This will mean the tongue is still coiled but is more manageable. Another option for Cable Tongue storage is in a van roof tube. This keeps the tongue completely straight.
Example of use: If the Tongue is being used to pull cables through a partition wall (insulation filled plaster board wall with vertical braces), then you will need a hole where the Tongue will enter the wall and an exit hole. Simply push the Tongue into the entry hole and the Tongue will slide past any insulation or obstructions in the wall due to its unique smooth, flat shape. Once the Tongue has exposed itself at the exit hole, you will now need to tape your cables onto the rear of the Tongue. You can now pull your cables through making sure that you guide the cables through smoothly eliminating any damaged cables.