FeaturesThe Klein Tools 1628-17 Chicago Grip is designed for EHS, Messenger, and Guy Strand cable. The double V grooves provide four-point contact, which reduces chances of slipping and also provides proper alignment of wire and cable. All Klein grips are manufactured from custom drop-forged steel that is machined and heat treated for excellent durability. Each grip is individually hand inspected and actuated for proper function. Grips are also rigorously tested and pulled to rated load to ensure the highest quality and reliability.
Designed for 0.50 to 0.75-Inch (12.7 to 19.05 mm) diameter cable sizes
Max Safe Load of 15,000 lbs (6803 kg)
Double ''V'' grooves give four-point contact, reducing chance of slipping and providing proper alignment of wire and cable
For larger conductors, see our grips with round inside-jaw contour
Locking handle keeps jaw open while grip is placed on cable with a hot stick
Klein Tools is the result of one of those “happy accidents” that turn out to be revolutionary. Klein Tools famously got their start in 1857 when a linesman came to founder Matthias Klein to repair his broken pliers. Klein replaced the broken half and when the old half of the tool broke too, Klein forged a replacement for that, thus making the first Klein Linesman pliers. Since these humble beginnings, Klein Tools has grown and become one of the largest American made toolmakers and they’re a brand used by tradesmen, linesman and electricians all across America.