"How to repair bent/kinked fish tape:"

Every wireman and contractor has struggled with a bent or kinked fishtape. Often, the damaged tape is discarded, and a new one purchased. The next time you are faced with this problem, try the following:

Drive 8 or 10 16- or 20-penny nail in a straight line into a block of wood, at least 12" long, a post or anything that can be secured. The nail should be about 3/4" to 1" apart. Next, unwind the fish tape completely and weave it through the nails at the reel end. Now, pull the length of the fish tape through the nails. It may be necessary to repeat the steps two to three times until it is bent/kink free.

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