The most versatile tool in a lineworker’s hands, the Grip-All stick puts an easy-to-control “finger” on an insulated pole. Although primarily designed for installing hot-line and grounding clamps, it serves both overhead and underground circuits with various end fittings. Commonly called a “shotgun,” the operating mechanism incorporates a sliding hand grip that opens the hook to grasp a clamp eyescrew and retract it into the tool head. A thumb latch then must be depressed to release the locked hand grip so it can open the hook. While the tool head is of Lexan® for close-quarter operations, the worker must maintain recommended working distance solely on the Epoxiglas® pole section of the handle as the hook and its actuator are metal parts.