HJ Arnett Industries, Tualatin OR building exterior

Recognizing the need for specialty diagnostic tools that would enable utilities to operate more efficiently, Herb Arnett founded Arnett Industries in 1971.

HJ Arnett Industries: “Safety | Service | Savings”


Arnett’s first products the — Beast of Burden and the Pinpointer Underground Cable Fault Locator — paved the way for many more product innovations that are now in use worldwide. Today, over 45 years later, Arnett offers to utilities a full lineup of innovative, durable products that allow workers to operate efficiently and safely. We continue to work closely with utility companies and their employees to develop products that help make utility field work safer and easier, and enable utility companies to operate more efficiently. Take the Mega Beast, an 80 amp service conductor tester which was originally requested by a utility in California to identify faults more quickly. Most recently, the Super Beast-P has allowed utilities to have a single operator troubleshoot faults and open neutrals, with the added benefit of cable identification at a padmount transformer. Click below for more information on our top-of-the-line service conductor testers.

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HJA-900-D-COMBO Mega Beast service conductor tester






The Pinpointer HJA-471 Underground secondary service earth gradient fault locator


The Spikeball | Electrical protection for birds and animals | HJA-760


The FAIT | Lineman's glove inflation tool | HJA-750


The Squirrely | Overhead transformer bird and wildlife protective guard | HJA-700


The DC Scout: DC ground fault locator | HJA-2525








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When Herb Arnett decided it was time to retire and pass along his established company and name in the industry, he sought savvy folks who had a knack for service and taking care of their customers. Linda and Randy Shipley, the current owners of Arnett Industries, acquired the company in 1995, and they have dedicated themselves to taking Arnett’s vision and service to a new level.

At Arnett Industries, we remain on the forefront of technology, researching and developing new products and services, ever guided by our mission to provide our customers with service, safety, and savings.

A support staff that’s tops in the business

Our technicians and consultants offer more than 100 years of combined experience in diagnostics, electrical rubber testing, protective equipment sales, hot line tool repairgrounding cable assembly, and revenue metering. We perform all work in accordance with ASTM standards, and the Arnett Testing Laboratory is the only fully accredited testing laboratory in the Northwest.

Rest assured that we can provide almost anything to keep your utility employees working safe and effectively. Emerging standards for personal protection equipment and FR clothing make it essential to equip all employees with proper safety equipment, including rubber goods, Hot Line tools, hard hats, safety shields and clothing. Most of our products were developed from direct conversations with end users, so if you can’t find what you need, just call us at (503) 692-4600 and we’ll help you find it.

Arnett Testing & Distribution offers a complete and NAIL for PET accredited testing service & full distribution service.


Rubber Goods: Dielectric & visual testing of voltage rated gloves*, insulating sleeves, insulating overshoes, line covers, & much more. Distribution of products, including Salisbury by Honeywell, Chance by Hubbell, & Klein Tools.

*Also known as linemen’s gloves, high voltage insulating gloves, low voltage insulating gloves, Salisbury rubber gloves, etc.

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Hot Line Tools: Testing, Repair, Reconditioning, & Distribution of new tools. Lines include Chance by Hubbell, Hastings Hot Line Tools, Salisbury by Honeywell, & many more.

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Grounds: Assembly, testing, repair of grounds. Grounding clusters & other grounding needs available in stock from Arnett.

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Utility Revenue Protection/Recovery: Utility theft-of-service prevention & detection products, including tap detectors, revenue check meters, insulated video scopes for investigating conduit, & more.

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