What is electrical insulation?
An electrical insulator refers to a material in which internal electric charges do not flow freely. This means very little current will flow through under the influence of an electric field. Put simply, electrical insulation does not let electricity flow through it easily.
Materials like rubber, fibreglass and plastic are highly resistant, making them good insulators for moderate electrical currents. Most metals are conductors of electricity however, making traditional shovels and other tools prone to passing electricity.
Insulated digging tools
There are a number of insulated digging tools available on the market, all with their own purpose. But for creating fence post holes, an insulated fencer’s graft and shovel holer are what you’ll need.
Insulated fencers graft
This tool is great for digging, especially when narrow holes are required for fence post systems such as DuraPost. An Insulated fencers graft also benefits from an extended handle to give you full control and comfort, even in tight spaces.
At Birkdale, our SITEMATE Insulated fencers graft uses a 54” fibreglass arm that complies with BS8020 1000v standards to help keep you safe during installation.
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