Having the correct tools for the job is essential for electricians to complete their works efficiently and make the task in hand much easier.
The range of essential tools required for an electrician would include a good set of approved insulated screwdrivers and wire cutters, voltage tester, lock off kit, socket tester, tape measure and of course a hammer.
The range of tools available to electricians today has grown exponentially from 10/20 years ago, noticeably in the battery power tool market and new intuitive tool inventions.
Below we have grouped some new and essential tools for electricians in the 21st century. The links below will take you to the Amazon store where you may purchase or review the tool.
Towards the end we have also included a few tools that SHOULD NOT be used.
Brands: Wera, Knipex, Kewtech, Draper, Sharpie, C.K. Martindale
Cool Tool Innovations
Some great electrical tool innovations to make the job easier.
Wera Screw Gripper
Knipex Cable Stripper
Kewtech R1+R2 Test Leads
Essential Pocket Accessories
Pocket accessories every electrician should carry, that way it’s always to hand when you need it.
Electricians Hand Tools
Basic hand tools.
Pliers & Cutters
Basic test equipment.
Earth Leakage Clamp Meter
As developers of a range of electrical apps of course we had to include a few here.
Tools an Electrician Should NOT Use
The list below is not just limited to electricians, these tools should not be used for any kind of electrical works.
1. Neon voltage detector screwdriver, 2. Non-ratchet cable/wire crimpers, 3. Non-approved insulated screwdrivers.
Checkout the YouTube videos below by John Ward, be sure to check out his other videos and playlists for a wealth of information on electrical theory, experiments and demonstrations.