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Theres a Better Way

Use a Scrap of Electrical Cable to Make a Flexible Flashlight Stand

comments (0) February 17th, 2011 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

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Produced by: John Ross

Janet Scoll from Richmond, CA writes:

As an electrician, I spend time in crawl spaces running wires. For a quick trip, a flashlight is more convenient than a drop light -- especially when space is tight. As shown in the drawing, I use a sheathed electrical cable offcut to wrap my flashlight into a standup fixture. This gives me another hand when I need it.


Of course, if this is a common task, there are plenty of snake lights on the marketthat perform the same task.Some flexible lights, like the DeWalt DW919, can work with batteries from your cordless tool kits.


Other reader-submitted work-light tips:

Outlet/work-light combo

The crab light

Work-light stand

Work tree


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