Updated April 26, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 7 Best Fiberglass Fish Tapes

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2019. When you’re routing wires through a confined space, it’s smart to play it safe and use a roll of fish tape that's made with fiberglass. Since this material isn’t a good conductor, it minimizes the risk of injury if you accidentally come in contact with electricity. Here we rank them for ease of use, sturdiness, and price. Note that electrical wiring jobs are best left to a licensed professional. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Klein Tools 56055

2. Eco-Worthy 6MM

3. Jameson Wee Buddy

Editor's Notes

April 23, 2019:

Fish tape is a simple, clever tool that belongs in every electrician’s box. A fiberglass selection is often your safest best. The Klein Tools 56055 made top spot on our list, thanks to its ergonomic design and quick-reeling process, and it’ll hold up well over time. Two sturdy Jameson models are also featured, one that can move large cables through considerable spaces, and the other created to make its way through the tightest of tunnels.

Our list also includes a couple sets of connectable rods that don’t wind around a wheel, for those who prefer this alternative setup. The Gardner Bender even glow in the dark, making it easier to see them as they glide through conduit. The SSG Wire Noodler come with several handy attachments that can save you significant time, such as a flashlight and a magnet.

Whichever you decide to go with, for safety’s sake, electrical work is best left to knowledgeable, licensed professional.

4. Greenlee FTF540-50

5. SSG Wire Noodler

6. Jameson Big Buddy

7. Gardner Bender FTX-15GL

Karen Bennett
Last updated on April 26, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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