My Favorite Tools For Electricians
Click HERE to return to the ElectricianEducation.com home page.
Each electrician develops a fondness for tools that approaches a spiritual level. I can without hesitation admit that I love my tools. I have spent more time with them than with anyone else. They are family. OK. Well not exactly. But you get the idea.
Now my list of favorite tools is just my list. Yours will likely be quite different. Mine is made up of specific brands where that matters. These are the items which have served well. I am partial to tools which perform well and last. Tools which have a guarantee, and tools which let me do what I try to do are the best.
Here's my list:
Amprobe - amp meter
Black + Decker - Expendable Power Tools
Channellock - 420 uninsulated, 420 insulated, 430 insulated
Craftsman - wrenches, sockets, hacksaw, screw drivers
Crescent - adjustable open end wrenches
Dremel - tool with various bits
Estwing - hammer straight claw, 24 ounce framing hammer
Fluke - electrical meters
Ideal - side cutting pliers, T-% wire strippers, benders, fish tape
Irwin - drill bits, flat bits
Klein - tool pouch, tri-tap tool, 228-2 pliers, cable cutters
Lenox - saw blades, hole saws, hack saw blades
Makita - screw gun
Milwaukee all power tools
Quick Wedge holding screw drivers
Ridgid - pipe wrenches, vise, dies
Square D - Wiggy volt meter
Stanley - box knife, 24' 1" tape measure, nut drivers, awl, magnetic torpedo level
TIF - tic tracer
Weiss - aviation tin snips
From time to time you may find some of these tool items in excellent condition on eBay. Here is a link rack where you can check out what is available for auction the very moment you click.
Use this Google search box to find topics on this website: