Discover Electrician's Tools - A Sparky's Investment

Electricians Tools: Step Three in Becoming an Electrician

As the old saying goes, a bad workman blames his tools. As a professional electrician, you cannot afford to worry about your toolkit. It must be perfect for your needs. An investment in your tools is an investment in your career and your SAFETY!

Don't cut corners. Always buy the best quality you can afford when adding to or upgrading your electrician tools. Not only do you rely on them to help you do a great job on the work site, but also in many cases your safety can be compromised if you don't have 100 percent faith in your gear.

Why Electricians Tools Need to be High Quality 

Being a commercial or industrial electrician is dangerous, demanding work. You will pull long shifts and be asked to work in challenging environments; at height, in heat, in cold, in all kinds of weather.

The last thing you need is a sub-standard tool kit costing you time (and therefore money) on the work site.

When it comes to safety equipment, you will not have a choice in what you buy. Either the proper safety gear will be provided, or it will be a mandatory requirement before you can enter the job site. However, there is more freedom when it comes to tool kits.

Don't make the error of false economy. Cheap tools will save you a little in the short term, but if they break or wear out, then you will have to spend more money replacing them.

Ask your colleagues, bosses or me for recommended brands, and tips on how to build your tool kit. Some suppliers will give discounts to union employees, or there may be a trade discount available through your employer.

Having your tools neatly at hand is also vital, so you need to consider what kind of pouch or toolbox you want to buy. If you work in remote environments, you may want to invest in a tool box for your truck.

Electrician Tools Are The Extension of His Skills

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Be Ready for Any Situation With the Proper Electrician Hand Tools

Electrician Tools

Become familiar with these electrician tools. You're going to use them almost every day, so you need to be able to rely on them, trust them, and if necessary upgrade or replace them over time.

Electrician Hand Tools

Electrician Hand Tools

A list of hand tools
electricians use on a
day to day basis.

Electrical Testing Tools

Electrical Testing Tools

Tests current, voltages
and many other electrical applications.

Conduit Benders

Conduit Benders

Bends conduit to
desired angles.

Wire Pulling Tools

Electrical Wire Pulling Tools

Used to pull wire
through conduit runs.

Electrician Hole Saw Kit

Electrician Hole Saw Kit

Used to drill a desired
sized hole through
various surfaces.

Electrician Scissors

Electrician Scissors

Used to cut wire, a
great alternative to side cutters.


Tools Need A Home With an Electrical Tool Kit

The typical electrician’s tool kit has dozens, sometimes hundreds, of pieces. How will you move all that gear around? Learn about storage and on-site carrying options so your tools are never far from you.

Pickup Truck Tool Box

Pickup Truck Tool Box

Can carry an electrician's full tool arsenal, neatly in the
back of a truck.

Electrician Tool Pouch

Electrician Tool Pouch

Discover different types of
tool pouches to best suite
your needs on the job.

Tool Vest

These make carrying tools
SAFER and more convenient.


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