When we were walking through the show at CEDIA EXPO 2011 we happened by the Magnepull booth and were blown away by this handy little tool. The Magnepull was developed for installers to solve the pain of fishing cables through walls.
In essence, you connect your cable to a magnetized weight and drop it into the wall at the top, then use the magnetic roller outside the wall to locate the cable and pull it down through the hole. It makes the process of running wires so simple that anyone could do it!
Without a doubt, the Magnepull deserves the GeekBeat Editors’ Choice award for its originality, simplicity, and the incredible amount of time and effort it saves the tens of thousands of installers that use them.
You can pick a Magnepull up on Amazon for $115! A paltry sum compared to the hassle it will save you.
Sorry Nick, but worldwide, drywall is by far the most common material used for internal walls. Nothing else even comes close. Sorry you have brick, but that is definitely the exception.
1) Maybe in America they only have drywall walls but in the rest of the world they usually have brick or concrete walls.
2) Even for DIY it’s way too pricey to be useful to common people.
3) It can’t be used by people who live in a house with brick walls instead of drywall.
Just my opinion.
Thanks anyway and take care,
John P. says
Well, the other side to this is that where you have a brick interior wall you can’t run wires through it anyway… so you have to use something like a metal tube as an electrical channel, which you can run down the wall and anchor it to the wall.
Certainly dealing with solid interior walls is not as attractive, but of course there are some other advantages. Sold walls make a room quieter and insulate better.
But for the billions of people who live in homes with thin interior walls, the Magnepull is the only way to fish wires through them if you as me!