First and foremost the TA008 is a back-pinning probe. In fact, it’s the smallest diameter back-pinning probe that we know of. This is essential for probing today’s small, fragile connectors. It is also very sharp, so it slides past connector seals with ease. This product solves most of the problems associated with traditional back-pinning methods.
Secondly, the TA008 is a piercing probe. Its small diameter, extra sharp pin makes it ideal for piercing the insulation on small gauge wires where traditional piercing tools might cause damage.
And finally, here’s the best part. Don’t you just hate it when you are using a back-pinning probe and it bends or breaks? Before the TA008 came along, this meant that you had to buy a whole new back-probe. Not with the TA008; it’s repairable. If the pin becomes damaged or useless in any way, simply take your pocket screwdriver, remove the set screw, pull out the old pin and install the new one! There’s no need to replace the whole probe.