Fiberglass Tool Dielectric Testing, Repair, & Reconditioning Services

Save Time and Money with Arnett’s Fast, Efficient Tool Repair and Testing Services

As a leader in solutions for the utility industry, Arnett Industries has taken another major step to save you time and money by offering complete hot line tool testing, repair, & reconditioning.

Our technicians are skilled at repairing an extensive variety of tools, including all fiberglass hot line tools, shotgun repairs, hot arm repairs, hoist repairs,  hydraulic cutter repairs, crimpers, hand tools, and more!

As an accredited NAIL 4 PET testing lab, you can be assured that our testing laboratory is audited regularly and our testing procedures meet or exceed the highest level of standards in the business.hastings tool repair- before and after

Fiberglass Dielectric Testing & Repair Services:

Comprehensive, Fast, and Cost-efficient

Fiberglass (Hotline) Tool Dielectric Testing:

Arnett offers certified, dielectric testing of all hot line tools. “Testing” includes cleaning, waxing, visual inspection and dielectric testing to ASTM standards. Old stickers are removed, and upon passing the certification test a new dated sticker is applied.

Test reports are provided with each hot stick that passes the test. Brand-new tools are tested before shipping from Arnett.

ASTM Testing Standards We Meet or Exceed:

Our testing procedures meet or exceed the following standards, as required by NAIL:

  • Hot Sticks and Live Line Tools – ASTM F711, IEEE 978
  • Insulating Plastic Guards – ASTM F712
  • Insulated By-Pass Jumpers – ASTM F2321
  • In-Service Testing for Temporary Grounding Jumpers – ASTM F2249
  • Insulating Rubber & PVC Shielding – ASTM F1742
  • Insulated Hand Tools – ASTM F1505

Testing Options:

1. Lab Testing (Arnett): 

Send you tools to Arnett to make sure they are safe and in compliance. We have 2 locations to serve you: Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington.

  • Will call pick-up and drop-off is available for local customers.
  • If you need to ship tools to Arnett, please print off the HJ ARNETT TOOL REPAIR FORM and send in with your tools. We need your contact info to return the tools.
  • Please specify how soon you need your tools back, especially if it is URGENT!
  • Arnett Pickup & Delivery Service:
    • Available in the Pacific North West. We pickup and deliver tools on a regular basis, with the goal of saving our customers money. Call for details: 503-692-4600

2. On-Site Field Testing (Your Location):

We will come to your location for dielectric testing services. Instead of shipping large, heavy items to Arnett, our experienced technicians come to your site to perform certified testing services. Hot sticks & cable testing available, please call for details: 503-692-4600.

3. Tool Testing Programs are Available:

Please contact Arnett for details and scheduling.

Annual testing programs make it easy to keep your tools safe and in compliance. Please call for information: 503-692-4600.

Fiberglass (Hotline) Tool Repair & Reconditioning:

If tools fail testing, don’t just throw them away! Save money with repair before buying new.

Our hot line tool repair includes parts and labor for sanding, painting, clear-coating, and bead-blasting tool heads. You’ll be delighted by the quality of our work: we can refinish hot line tools so that they look and perform like new, at about half of the cost of buying new tools. Upon completion of our repair and refinishing services, we dielectrically test each tool. When a tool passes this critical test, we provide official recertification and date it. To further save you money, we can reuse parts from your failed tools to make future repairs. Repair costs vary, and we can accurately quote each service prior to initiating the repair. For an estimated price on tool repairs, please contact Arnett at (503) 692-4600.

Tool Repair Capabilities Include:

Our experienced technicians have years of repairing and reconditioning tools under their belts, and take pride in their work. Here are some of the tools we can fix, call us if you don’t see what you are looking for at (503) 692-4600:

All Hot Sticks/Fiberglass Tools

Hot Line Tools: Testing, Repairs, Reconditioning, & sales of new tools.

  • Grip-All Clamp Sticks (Shotguns)– Standard, folding, hinged, telescoping, etc.
  • Quick changes– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Universal Poles– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Link Sticks– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Telescoping Hot-Sticks (Extendables;Long-linemen)– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Clamp Sticks (all styles)- testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Shepherd’s Hooks (Rescue Sticks)- testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • All fiberglass tools, including fiberglass ladders.

Cutters/Crimpers & Battery ToolsBolt cutter blade repair before and after

  • Ratchet Cutters– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Lever Cutters– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Battery Crimpers/Presses
  • Battery Cutters
  • Battery Tools

Hot Arm Extensions – Crossarm Extensions & Jibshot arm repair before and after comparison

  • Fiberglass Extension Arms– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Fiberglass Jibs– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Fiberglass Pole Gins– testing, repair, and reconditioning

Hoists (All brands)

hoist repair before and after comparison

  • Chain Hoists– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Strap Hoists– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Little Mule
  • Lug-All
  • & More – Call for details: 503-692-4600

Hydraulic Tools

  • Hydraulic Cutters– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Hydraulic Drivers– testing, repair, and reconditioning
  • Hydraulic Crimpers– testing, repair, and reconditioning

Load Busters

Plastic Covers

Voltage Detectors

&  More

We service the following brands:

  • Hubbell/Chance hot line tool repairs
  • Hastings hot line tool repairs
  • HK Porter tool repairs
  • Salisbury by Honeywell hot line tool repairs
  • American Hotline tool repairs
  • Lug-All hot line hoist repairs
  • S&C Loadbusters repairs
  • Burndy repairs
  • Greenlee repairs
  • Makita repairs
  • & More, call with questions: 503-692-4600

New Tool Sales:

Arnett Testing & Distribution stocks BRAND NEW hot line tools. When your tools fail testing and can’t be repaired, you need a new tool. We stock all the tools we repair, so buy from Arnett and support your local distributor.

As authorized distributors for Chance Lineman Grade Tools, Hastings Hot Line Tools, Salisbury by Honeywell, HK Porter, Klein Tools, & other top brands, Arnett stocks hot line tools to provide a full solution offering to utility customers.


Browse NEW Hot Line Tools Online – Stocked Inventory

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Photo Gallery: 

Hot line tool repair before and after

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Ratcheting-Bolt-Cutters-tool repair before and after

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Shotgun Gripall tool repair before and afterhoist repair before and after

hot arm tool repair before and after